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Master's Thesis Physics

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The Master's thesis is an independent work where you will use the knowledge you have gained through your studies to solve a defined task or assignment. The thesis will be carried out the last semester of the Integrated Teacher Education program in Science. At this point, you will have the necessary knowledge to carry out a relevant thesis for your studies.

Learning outcome

  • Have an overview over current international litterature, scientific writing and ethical norms for a specific topic and can be critical to different sources of information.
  • Demonstrate an in depth insight and comprehension of a specific topic.
  • Be able to put the specific subject in the context of the field (physics) and have an understanding of, and be able to describe the underlying theory.

  • Use methods in physics to elucidate and analyse a problem.
  • Be able to carry out a literature search and scientific writing.
  • Be able to present and convey the independent work using the terminology and language of the research area.
  • Be able to use and analyze relevant methods and tools specific for mathematical and physical modelling, calculations and/or numerical methods.
  • Be able to elucidate and analyze the results and conclusion related to the chosen assignment.

General Competence
  • Understand the ethical standards for scientific work.
  • Can convey an extensive independent research work
  • Be able to analyse relevant theoretical models or results supported by the research results.
  • Be able to reflect and critical assesment of one's own work.
  • Can defend a high ethical behaviour in an academic contex.
  • Can comfortably use relevant software to calculate and/or oral and written presenation.


Through the work with the master's thesis, the student will gain experience with a research project involving methods in physics. The student will carry out a litterature review, practical work, report writing. The methods will depend upon the specific assignment. Choice of project topic subject to availability of suitable supervisers.

Required prerequisite knowledge

At least 120 ECTS in subject 1.

We also refer to the rules for the bachelor's and master's thesis at the faculty of science and thechnology.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Master thesis, presentation1/1 A - F
Evaluation: Assignment and oral exam.
The oral exam is a presentation of at least 30 minutes where the students himself give an overview of the thesis. The presentation will be public and the examiners will be present. Following the presentation there will be an oral examiniation about the thesis with the examiner and supervisor before final grade is set.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Alexander Karl Rothkopf , Tomas Brauner , Alex Bentley Nielsen , Anders Tranberg , Olena Zavorotynska , Germano Nardini , Ipsita Mandal , Diana Lucia Quintero Castro , Eva Rauls
Course coordinator
Anders Tranberg
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

Independent work with litterature. Individual supervision in the practical work and report writing.

Open to

Open to all students in the lector program in science with physics as subject 1. 


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020