INTHE4012 - Master Thesis

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

3rd semester
In the third semester the students will collect data for their master's thesis through fieldwork. However, it is possible to write a master thesis based on an analysis of data previously collected by others or a meta-analysis based on literature studies.

4th semester
The fourth semester is dedicated to analysing data and editing the master's thesis. Mandatory lectures are offered in analysis of quantitative as well as qualitative data. The topics are:

  • How to get started
  • How to find the unexpected
  • How to interpret your findings (data analysis)
  • The use of software in coding and retrieving quantitative and qualitative data.
  • How to write a scientific paper
  • Workshops within quantitative and qualitative methods

Learning outcome

You will learn how to develop a scientific thesis.

Admission

This course is only available for master students already admitted into the MPhil programme in International Community Health.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The student must have passed all obligatory courses in the program, that is INTHE4000, INTHE4004, INTHE4006, INTHE4007 and INTHE4008. For students who started the program in 2017 they must have passed the following obligatory courses: INTHE4012, INTHE4014, INTHE4016, INTHE4017, INTHE4006, INTHE4007 and INTHE4008.

In addition the student must have passed 15 ECTS credits elective courses. Students who find elective courses outside the program they are interested in must get approval for the credits to be counted in the 15 ECTS credits of elective courses.

Teaching

4th semester; the lectures starts in mid January, so the student should prepare to be back in Oslo after field work by then.

Examination

Master's thesis - guidelines and submission

Instructions for written thesis and oral exam.

See former master thesis in DUO

Language of examination

English

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Credits

60

Level

Master

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

English