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DEVG342 – Self-selected theme

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Course content

The student makes an individual reading list of 2000 pages related to the topic of his/her thesis. The supervisor must approve the list. In addition to this, the student prepares an application for funds to do fieldwork, including a project proposal.

Learning outcome

The objective of the course is to provide the students with a thorough theoretical and empirical base related to the topic of their thesis.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students are expected to hold a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography.

Recommended previous knowledge

No prerequisites.


There will be no lectures or seminars. The students will be given individual supervision.


There will be a take home exam (14 days). Each student is given a question related to his/her reading list.

  • The reading list must be accepted by your supervisor by April 1st.
  • The take home exam starts on May 15th. At 10am the questions will be handed out in the reception at the department. Answers must be submitted at the same place two weeks later.
  • You will find some useful information about paper and essay writing here.

Any take home exam or essay etc. handed in at the University of Oslo may be checked for plagiarism by use of the Ephorus text recognition software.

Explanations and appeals

Routines for complaints about exam grades and reason for grading at the Department for Sociology and Human Geography.

Facts about this course




Spring 2008

Spring 2007


Spring 2008

Spring 2007

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