IBS4395 – Master's Thesis in Ibsen Studies

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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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Bachelor’s Degree and 60 points in Ibsen Studies.

Passed NOR4900 – Nordisk prosjektsemester or NOR4950 – Forskningsprosjektsemester for lingvistiske og nordiske studier


A thesis with a topic formulated by the student is to be written under up to 7,5 hours of supervision throughout the process.

In order to be assigned a supervisor, students must agree to and sign a supervision agreement for masters students enrolled in the Department. 


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.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper 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.

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

Deadline for submission of Master´s Thesis: 1. June

Teaching language