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Master's Thesis Chemistry

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The Master's thesis is an independent work where you will use the knowledge you have aquired through your studies to solve a defined task or assignment. The thesis will be carried out during the last two semesters of the Integrated Teacher Education program in Science. At this point, you will have the necessary knowledge and skills 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 (chemistry) and have an understanding of, and be able to describe the relevant theoretical and empirical knowledge.

  • Perform chemical experiments and/or use chemistry based didactical methods to elucidate and analyse a chemistry-related 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 apply relevant analytical methods and working methods.
  • Be able to elucidate the problem, analyze the obtained results and formulate a 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 reflect and critical assesment of one's own work.
  • Can defend a high ethical behaviour in an academic contex.
  • Can apply relevant software and databases for literature search; to collect, treat and analyze data; and for oral presentation and thesis writing.


Through the work with the master's thesis, the student will gain experience with a research project involving chemical experimentation and analysis and/or didactics in chemistry. The student will carry out a litterature review, practical work, report writing. The methods will depend upon the specific assignment.

Required prerequisite knowledge

At least 60 ECTS credits in chemistry and the subjects listed as mandatory in the integrated teacher's education with chemsitry as subject 1.  

We also refer to the rules for the Integrated Teacher Education with Physics as subject 1 and the current requirements of completed credits to start the master's thesis work. 


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Master thesis hand in, presentation1/1 A - F
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 a final grade is set.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Roald Kommedal
Course teacher
Gopalakrishnan Kumar , Ilke Pala Ozkok , Krista Michelle Kaster , Steinar Sanni , Magne Olav Sydnes , Malcolm Andrew Kelland , Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen , Torleiv Bilstad
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

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


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: 15.08.2020