This course is discontinued

CONT4602 – Master Thesis in Intercontextual Theology

Course content

The master thesis holds a central position in the Intercontextual Master Program, and the entire second year is supposed to be committed to this work (60 credits). The theme is to be decided at the latest in the spring semester of the first year, in cooperation with the teacher, and the theme is to be accepted by the program coordinator.

Learning outcome

Learn to work independently and scientifically, and to present new insights from intercontextual studies in a pedagogical way.


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Admission to Religion and Diversity: Conflict and Coexistence (master's two years) is required.


Formal prerequisite knowledge


The student is supposed to work independently, but will have a supervisor appointed by the Faculty. In addition the student is supposed to take part in the second year thesis workshop, where parts of the thesis will be presented and discussed with teachers and other students.

There will be 16 hours of academic supervision. Supervision is compulsory.

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.


The thesis should be an independent research based on scientific methods, dealing with a central theme in intercontextual theology, 28.000 - 40.000 words.

Submission of Master's thesis in DUO

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.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in 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 more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

A master’s thesis that is not passed may be resubmitted only once, and then within the agreed time and in revised form. A master’s thesis 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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Spring 2018


Spring 2018

Teaching language