KJM5960 – Chemistry. Master Thesis.

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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

A long master's thesis corresponds to one year of full-time study and constitutes half of the master's degree.

Read more about guidelines and information on practical implementation of the master's thesis

Regulations concerning the master’s thesis are specified in Rules on Courses, Course Groups and Degrees in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Learning outcome

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 program in chemistry andis 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.

There is a compulsory HSE course, and mandatory seminars in generic competences during the first three semesters of the master's program. It will be a combination of compulsory and optional seminars.

The work on the master's thesis may involve laboratory work.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.

Mandatory activity:

  • Completed HSE course and approved attendance at 6 of 9 seminars in the common teaching in generic competence for the master's program.

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.

Mandatory activities must be approved before you can sit the examination. 

See the Rules on Courses, Course Groups and Degrees in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences for further information about the final examination in the master's degree.

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 about the use of descriptions of grade levels for the master’s thesis.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 16, 2022 10:21:38 PM

Facts about this course

Spring and autumn
Spring and autumn
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)