EDU4310 – Thesis Proposal Writing and Thesis Research Seminars
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
In preparation of the thesis, students will be taught how to develop a research proposal outlining all aspects of the planned work. The proposals will be discussed in research seminars. The proposal must be approved by the supervisor before planned field work for the thesis can be undertaken.
The course aims at enhancing the students’ capacity to plan independent research and to communicate this in a research proposal and orally to the academic community.
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The Comparative and International Education Programme is open to all students who fulfil the basic requirements above. The main target groups are international students, for example students under the 'Quota' Programme (developing countries), NOMA scholarship students from developing countries, partner institutions, Erasmus students and NORDPLUS students. Norwegian students are also encouraged to apply.
All students in the 3rd semester of the programme have equal access to the course.
Only students who have been admitted to the course may attend the lectures, seminars and examination.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Students are required to have passed the previous courses.
A minimum of 90% attendance is required of all students. If a student does not fulfil the mandatory attendance requirement, they will need to complete an additional assignment prior to passing the course.
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 examination will be passed on the submission of a thesis proposal, as well as an attendance rate of 90%. The submission of the thesis proposal is an obligatory requirement. The proposals must be approved by the responsible teacher before a supervisor can be appointed. The supervisor must approve the final proposal before field work can be undertaken.
Language of examination
The examination language is English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
The assignment will count as the entire portion of the final course grade.
Explanations and appeals
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