MOA300 Master's thesis
Course description for academic year 2020/2021
Contents and structure
The aim of this topic is that the candidates learn to conduct a small research and development project within their specialization. The candidates must go through the entire research process from formulation of the problem to the final design of a final product in the form of a task. It is required a high degree student's autonomy.
- Has acquired advanced knowledge of summarizing methods and theories, and how to adapt these to a specific chosen topic within the specializations property or land management.
- Has developed skills to prepare the self-chosen topic in a scientific report in a critical and reflective manner.
- Has developed the ability to formulate scientific research questions and adapt appropriate methods to address this.
- Has acquired knowledge to disseminate research findings to a wide audience both oral, written and visual.
The study's admission requirements. Completed MOA256 or similar courses
Teaching will be in the forms of group supervision, discussions and individual supervision. There will be presentations of the tasks in the class during the semester and feedback from both the lecturers and the other participants. Thesis can be written in Norwegian or English. Each student has a maximum of 30 hours of supervision. This includes the supervisors time for preparations and 10 hours of personal supervision. The amount of time for supervision remains the same in case of co-supervision by more than one supervisor. A supervision contract must be completed and signed by both supervisor(s) and the student.
Compulsory learning activities
Underway oral presentations of the thesis.
It is mandatory attendance in 80 % of plenary supervision. (Not applicable to the exchange students).
Master thesis with adjusting oral presentation. Deadline for delivery of master thesis will be published on the Student Web and digital examination system.
Time and place for the oral examination will be given on Itslearning. The grade of the thesis can be adjusted up or down one grade.
Grading A-F where F is failed.