This course is discontinued

RELTIB4990 – Master's Thesis in Tibetan Studies

Course content

The thesis is to comprise 70 to 100 pages and is to be based on independent research. The subject and research topic for the thesis may be chosen from a wide range of topics associated with Tibetan culture and society and are chosen in cooperation with the supervisor. The thesis is normally written in English, alternatively in a Scandinavian language.

Learning outcome

By working with the thesis the student is to gain insight into the subject chosen. The student learns to gather relevant material into an independent work and adapt this in a methodological way in accordance with relevant theories. Work on the thesis trains the student to formulate a reasoned presentation of the results and to utilise and publicise theoretical knowledge.


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The  programme option "Tibetan Studies" no longer admits students.
See East Asian Culture and History for possibilities on studying Tibet.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the MA degree programme in Tibetan Studies under the Programme for Asian and African Studies and passing grades must have been obtained in the introductory courses of total 60 credits which form part of the MA degree program in Tibetan Studies.


Individual supervision.


The MA thesis is to be handed in by the final deadline each semester.
The final grade is determined after an oral examination, in which the masters' thesis is the main theme.

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.


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Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)