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MA Thesis (dissertation)

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


In the 4th semester of the MA programme Migration and Intercultural Relations students will write their Master dissertation (30 ECTS). Students design their dissertation based on self-conducted research projects, applying and connecting methodological, theoretical and empirical knowledge.

Learning outcome

Students are expected to apply theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge and competences they have obtained in the study programme. The Master dissertation should present findings of students own research work: choosing research topic, developing research design, conducting research, analysing, writing.
The dissertation should reflect student's specialisation within the field of migration studies and prove student's competence of scholarly work, integrating trans-cultural and self-reflective perspectives as well as international research results.

Contents

In the 4th semester of the MA programme Migration and Intercultural Relations students will write their Master dissertation (30 ECTS). Students design their dissertation based on self-conducted research projects, applying and connecting methodological, theoretical and empirical knowledge.
Preparatory phase: Students define their research question, prepare the literature review, choose the methodology and write their research proposal (4 weeks)
Presentation phase: all students present their research proposal to a group of students and teachers/professors for approval
The preparatory and the presentation phase will be accompanied by colloquia (incl. video-conferences)
Realisation phase: in the final phase students focus on writing their individual thesis, tutorials on request
The dissertation is to be reviewed by two teachers from the consortium.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Master's Degree Thesis1/1 A - F
Dissertation of 24,000-32,000 words (60 - 80 pages)

Coursework requirements

Independent work, tutorials, taking part in dissertation collocium.
Students formulate the research question for their dissertation in consultation with their supervisor. Supervisors are to be selected from lecturers/ professors on the programme who are authorised to examine. The candidate is entitled to propose a supervisor for her/his dissertation. There is no guarantee that such a proposal will be accepted. Persons authorised to examine must be staff members of the national university or one of the partner universities. Proposed supervisors must sign a written statement that they commit themselves to supervising the student. Team work may be allowed, if each individual contribution can be defined based on chapters, numbers of pages or other objective criteria, and thus evaluated. Students are required to present the research question and design of their MA.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Ketil Fred Hansen

Method of work

Dissertation of 35,000 words (90 pages) plus presentation

Open to

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations

Course assessment

Reference group; questionaire may also be used.

Literature

For the RESEARCH part of the module the student will design a separate list of literature relevant for the particular field of investigation resulting in a separate Final Paper of 8000 words.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 23.11.2019

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