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MAS4010 – Thesis Seminar

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Course content

This course deals with important questions in connection with writing a master's thesis, such as how to write academically, how to arrive at a realistic problem based on a selection of sources and academic litterature. Students will write project descriptions and will present drafts of these for discussion in seminars.

Learning outcome

This course is intended to give insight into scientific theories and methods related to inter-disiplinary research. The aim is to find a feasible project theme for the master's thesis. By the end of the semester, students should have completed a project description and progress plan, identified problems, taken part in discussions on theory and method, and acquired an overview of the history of research and an adequate knowledge of relevant source categories and reference literature.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

A place on a Masters degree programme.

Recommended previous knowledge

The course builds on the level of knowledge gained by a bachelor degree in Medieval West European Studies, or another Bachelor's degree with a major in a subject closely related to the Viking period or the Scandinavian Middle Ages.


Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Students are to hand in a project description of ca. 10 standard pages á 2300 keystrokes, excluding spaces (The bibliography is not counted among the 10 pages).

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

A term paper or equivalent 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.

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