Obtaining a supervisor

Your supervisor will guide you through the thesis work and provide valuable and informed feedback about your progress. 

When to apply for a supervisor

As a master’s student in Economics you are intended to obtain a supervisor during either the 8th (5-year programme) or 2nd (2-year programme) semester of your studies. This is to ensure that you get an early start on your thesis and that you have a supervisor to guide you through the whole process.

In order to be assigned a supervisor, you must have passed at least 190 credits (5-year programme) / 20 credits (2-year programme) in the programme.

How to apply for a supervisor

Students are free to contact potential supervisors themselves to make an agreement about supervision for the master thesis. External supervisors must be approved by the master’s committee. Alternatively, the master’s committee may assist in finding a supervisor.  

You must apply for a supervisor regardless of whether you have made personal arrangements with an supervisor, or wish the master's committee to assign you a supervisor.

Deadline: Find specific deadlines for each semester

Apply for a supervisor

When you have been assigned a supervisor

Hand in your signed contract of supervision and project plan at the Department reception on the 12th floor. 

Deadline: Find specific deadlines for each semester

Changing your supervisor

Sometimes supervision arrangements do not work out as intended. Students may therefore change supervisors.

If you intend to change your assigned supervisor, you must:

  • send an email to post@econ.uio.no to inform the Department about the change, 
  • hand in a new contract of supervision,
  • inform your assigned supervisor about the change.

You are only entitled to a certain number of hours of supervision in total. If you decide to change supervisor, supervision hours used with your former supervisor will be deducted from the quota of the new supervisor.

Published May 27, 2016 12:56 PM - Last modified Aug. 23, 2018 3:00 PM