Aims of the master's thesis

To graduate, students must meet the aims set for the thesis. The aim of the master's thesis is that:

  • Students demonstrate command of the field of the master's programme and ability to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in the programme independently;
  • Students demonstrate ability for research-oriented work on an artistic, theoretical or applied research topic and demonstrate ability to use data and source material for research purposes;
  • Students demonstrate good communication skills for work in the field of study.

The thesis may be a piece of theoretical, artistic or applied research, a work of art or a combination of these; it may also include a production component. The production component may be, depending on the field, for instance, a design, a work of art, an exhibition, or project. Theses always include a written component. If the thesis consists of a design or other production component and a written component, the student must specify the emphasis to be given to the different components in the evaluation. However, the thesis is always evalu-ated as a whole, with all the components of the thesis included in the evaluation.

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For more information on completing your thesis see: Completing your master's thesis