STK4000 – Special curriculum and seminar

Course content

Master level students have the option of taking a special course with topics selected to be of particular relevance for their intended Master thesis. Material for the course is put together in cooperation with the thesis supervisor, and the course proceeds on a self-study basis under the supervision. The course ends by the student giving a seminar on a particular topic selected some two weeks earlier by the supervisor.


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The duration of the course is one semester. The study is based on individual work and supervised by one or more supervisors (internal/external).


Final exam consisting of the student giving a 45 minutes seminar on a particular topic selected some two weeks earlier by the supervisor.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

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

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Taught according to demand and resources. Contact if you are interested in this course.


The same semester as taught.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)