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AVH5080: Thesis for Master in History of Religions

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Emneansvarlig:Victor Ghica (Victor.Ghica@mf.no)
Undervisningsstart:Høst (uregelmessig) og vår (uregelmessig)
Studieprogramtilhørighet:2-årige masterprogrammer - Master in History of Religions
Avdelingstilhørighet:Avdeling for teologi og kirkelig utdanning

Generell informasjon

This is a compulsory core course in the degree programme Master in History of Religion. The thesis is an independent research project from a limited part of the programme. The work with the thesis is meant to strengthen the student's professional competence and educate for positions within research.
As a main rule, 40 ECTS within the programme, including methodology, must be completed before students can register for AVH5080.
As a main rule, all courses within the programme must be completed before the thesis can be submitted.


To be qualified for final assessment, the student must:
  • Have a valid contract with a supervisor, in which the supervisor has endorsed the subject for the master's thesis. The subject for the thesis is to be chosen by the student in co-operation with the supervisor. The supervisor's endorsement is to ensure that the subject lies within the field of the programme and to ensure its suitableness for a master's thesis. There is to be a written contract between the supervisor and the student, in which the supervisor endorses the subject for the master`s thesis. The contract is to be handed in to the Student reception, usually as part of MET5310.
  • Send in information concerning the expected submission date and topic of the thesis, both within a given deadline. See the exam pages, subcategory master's thesis, for submission deadlines and information on how you give notice.
  • Agree to an academic integrity commitment statement during final submission, confirming that the thesis is self-produced.
  • Participate in the electronic evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
When course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws before the set deadline (1 May/November).

Avsluttende vurdering

The final assessment is based on the master's thesis (30.000-45.000 words). The thesis is assessed with grades A-F.
Information about submission deadlines, the submission procedure and the specified requirements for structure, layout and references, is available at the exam pages, subcategory Master's thesis. The Master's thesis must fulfill the specified requirements to be accepted.
The examination results will be announced within 3-6 weeks after the submission deadline.

Læringsutbytte etter fullført emne

The student has:
  • A thorough knowledge of a specific and well delimited research topic
  • A good knowledge of theories and research methods adapted to the research topic
  • A thorough knowledge of the scholarship relating to the research topic
The student can:
  • Plan and complete an independent academic work
  • Write a scholarly paper using relevant sources
  • Use academic concepts/ theories/ tools to analyse a research question
  • Find and use relevant academic sources
  • Reference sources according to accepted reference standards
  • Argue in a clear, objective and convincing way
  • Identify and apply adequate theoretical approaches and analytical methods to particular research topics

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