FYS5960 – Physics. Master Thesis
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
A long master's thesis corresponds to one year of full-time study and constitutes half of the master's degree.
Regulations concerning the master’s thesis are specified in Rules on Courses, Course Groups and Degrees in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to:
- contribute considerable knowledge to your field of specialisation and its applications.
- make critical and reflected choices between key methods and tools from research and practice.
- conduct a supervised research or development project that conforms with research ethics standards.
- contribute to the development of the field and analyse its professional, ethical and societal possibilities and constraints.
- communicate extensive academic work to specialists, orally and in writing.
- apply your knowledge and skills to new areas to perform advanced work, including projects.
Admission to the course
The master’s thesis is a compulsory part of the master’s programme in Physics (master's two years) and is based on admission to that programme.
Your work on the master’s thesis will involve an independent, time-limited research or development project under supervision.
Introduction to Scientific Writing, 1 hour per week in the first semester of the master's programme. Twelve weeks of teaching.
- Attendance for 8 out of 12 weeks of classes in scientific writing
Mandatory activities must be approved before you can sit for the final exam.
Mandatory activities must be approved before you can sit the examination.
The examination consists of a master's thesis worth 60 credits to be handed in by a deadline. This will be followed by an oral presentation of the master’s thesis and an examination.
Language of examination
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
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.