IBS4390 – Master's Thesis in Ibsen Studies

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Course content

An independent research project where the students develop and discuss research questions related to Ibsen and his works.

Learning outcome

To give a theoretical and methodological basis for advanced studies of Ibsen and his works.


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Admission: 20 students


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree and 60 points in Ibsen Studies.

Recommended previous knowledge

A fundamental knowledge of Ibsen’s literary production and 60 points on Master's thesis in Ibsen Studies


A thesis with a topic formulated by the student is to be written under up to 18 hours of supervision throughout the process.


The master's thesis should be submitted during the last semester after all other courses have been completed.

Guidelines on format and structure can be found here.

The master's thesis may be written in English or Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. The thesis is assessed and graded by a subject teacher and an external sensor.

It is mandatory to submit the thesis in full in DUO. You can read more about how to submit your thesis here.

On our master's thesis pages you will find more information regarding formal requirements, supervisor, submission of thesis, grading, and more.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English.You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or 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

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

A master’s thesis that is not passed may be resubmitted only once, and then within the agreed time and in revised form. A master’s thesis that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.

If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

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Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

To be handed in the 15th of May in spring semester and 15th of November in fall semester.

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