BARN3900 - Master's Thesis

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Vurderingsordning: Masteroppgave og muntlig eksamen
Karakter: Bokstavkarakterer

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Muntlig eksamen
Oppgave 100/100

Faglig innhold

Students will select a topic for the master's thesis, which must be an autonomous, scientific study based on concrete research questions related to children and childhood. The thesis should be 80-120 pages (Times New Roman 12, space 1.5).

Normally, the thesis must include an empirical study. It is strongly recommended that the data collection should be completed by the middle of the 3rd semester (medio October). The students are recommended to use the summer between the 2nd and 3rd semester for data Collection, if possible.

The thesis is expected to be completed within four semesters from admission to the programme. Supervision will not be provided beyond this time.

The exam is made up of submission of the Thesis and an oral examination. The exam is a conversation about the thsis between the candidate and the examiners. The exam is used to adjust the grade.


*To provide students with training in carrying out a scientific study related to children and childhood.
*The Master's Thesis Seminar in particular will focus on academic writing and present the expectations to an academic text.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

The students will take part in a Master's Thesis Seminar series that puts emphasis on theoretical and practical issues related to the process of writing a master's thesis. All students are required to present and discuss their thesis project at the seminar. In addition, the students will be given individual supervision, and they are expected to hand in chapter drafts to their supervisor throughout the writing period. All students must sign a master's thesis agreement that regulates the relationship between student and supervisor, among other things. Forms of assessment: Master's thesis and oral exam. The final grade for the thesis will be decided upon after the oral exam.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Submission of ch.drafts and supervision

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Childhood Studies (MPCHILD)


Admittance to the course requires a bachelor's degree in a social science or humanities discipline, or equivalent. The course is reserved for students admitted to MPhil in Childhood Studies. Students must have passed BARN3201, Methods and Ethics in Childhood Studies, before taking this course.


Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.


Vurderingsordning: Masteroppgave og muntlig eksamen

Termin Statuskode Vurderingsform Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Rom *
Vår ORD Muntlig eksamen
Vår ORD Oppgave 100/100
  • * Skriftlig eksamen plasseres på rom 3 dager før eksamensdato.
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