Chosing a Topic
You are responsible for finding a topic for your Master's thesis. Start thinking about this as soon as possible. For inspiration have a look at our academic staff and their research interests to look for possible supervisors, or look through the various research projects to see if some of them might inspire your own thesis. You can also have a look at more specific projects at the Science Shop.
Your supervisor is your scientific guide to writing a good Master's thesis. You will be given a supervisor from among our scientific staff that fits with your chosen topic. However, it is always a good idea to contact possible supervisors to have a chat about your thesis and possible supervision.
Some of you might want to do fieldwork as part of your data collection. Here are some general resources if you are interested in doing fieldwork. Please discuss fieldwork and data collection with your supervisor.
Apply for Scholarships
There are opportunities for getting financial support to write your MA Thesis.
- Financial support of field work at the Department of Political Science (deadline 7th October, deadline for spring 2021; 1st November)
- The Department of Political Science advertise Fritt ord scholarships for students who write about freedom of speech, human rights or democracy. Contact Øyvind Colbjørnsen for further information. Information currently only in Norwegian (deadline 7th October)
Writing Your Thesis
Your thesis will be assessed by one internal and one external examiner. You can read more about the assessment here:
Deferral of diploma to improve grades
If you want to defer your diploma, please apply here: