The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a chosen assignment. The students will through this assignment show their abilities to use relevant theories and methods, and develop knowledge and understanding in the field of biological chemistry. The assignment will be carried out during the two last semesters.
Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.
The student conducts a course in the library and learns to locate relevant literature, evaluate sources and learn about plagiarism. The student makes a review of relevant literature and presents this for supervisors and fellow students during the first semester (autumn). At the same time the student starts their practical work in the lab, usually in a laboratory at UiS or in the region. In the second semester the student continues the research and writes the final report according to rules for scientific publications.
A candidate who has completed and passed his or her master thesis has acquired the following learning outcomes:
Is able to conduct and to present extensive scientific work
Is able to describe a problem in a clear and concise way, according to the terms and expressions within biochemistry and molecular biology
Has extensive experience in literature search, practical scientific work and the preparing of scientific reports
Knows the essential publication channels within the field of research
Is able to critically assess own and others work
Knows the ethical standard that must be applied in research and scientific reports.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Refer to Regulations for Master's theses for required credits to write the master's thesis.
Submission of individual thesis with provisional grading. Final grading is decided after oral hearing: presentation of the thesis and oral examination. Oral hearing is composed of a public presentation of the thesis, 30 minutes, where the student gives an overview of the thesis. The presentation is followed by an oral examination on the thesis with sensor and supervisor. The final mark is set after the oral examination.Note that you primarily have only one attempt for writing the thesis, see section 3-10 number 4 in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger.For all information and regulations relating to bachelor and master’s thesis, see here.
Independent literature work, participation in discussion groups, etc. , oral and written presentations. Individual supervision concerning the research part and thesis writing. Language: Norwegian or English.