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Guidelines for the term paper in the specialization courses at the 4000 level

The following applies to the term paper in the topical specialization courses at the 4000-level in the master's programme in sociology. Please note that the term paper in SOS4510 – Cultural Sociology has its own guidelines.

The term paper must be submitted in Inspera within the given deadline. The deadline for the term paper can be found on the semester page of the course and in StudenWeb. The candidate number must be obtained from Studentweb. Do not write your name in the term paper, but use the candidate number instead. 

The topic of the paper must be selected from within the area covered by the course specialization. The topic must be approved by the course conveyor. It is recommended that the paper is largely based on the syllabus, but this is not a requirement.

Practical information about the term paper

  • The paper must be about 4,000 words (+/- 400 words).
  • Use 12 point font and a 1.5 line spacing.
  • There must be an approximately 10-line summary at the beginning of the paper
  • Include page numbers
  • The list of references must conclude with the sentence: "All sources that have been used in this paper have been listed". - With this sentence you confirm that you have listed all the literature, you have used in your term paper, in the list of references.
  • For guidelines about use of sources, see:  'An introduction to writing of assignments in sociology'

The front page of the term paper must include the following information:

We recommend using UiOs template for assignement front page

1. The title of the term paper
2. The course code and name of the course 
3. Date of submission
4. Candidate number
5. The number of words in the paper (front page, summary, references and any appendixes do not count towards the word Count)

Published Mar. 22, 2019 8:23 AM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2021 9:30 AM