M.Sc. thesis writing Course


Course title:

Thesis and report writing in geosciences

Target group:

Master and bachelor students


A day (condense course)

Graphical summary of the course

Graphical summary of the course

Course Objective:

The main aim of the course is to enhance the capability of participants to write good scientific theses and reports of geosciences. The main target group of the course is master students, but it will be a useful course for bachelor students. The course emphasizes the structure of theses and quality of writing and dissemination with a view to improving readability. The course presents several tools that the students can use in checking the quality of the writing and avoiding plagiarism. Moreover, the course covers the revision and examination processes of master theses. Finally, the student will be introduced to UiT electronic archives in order to disseminate the theses.

Teaching method:

Interaction methods + brainstorms using real examples from participants.

Course material

Guidelines for Master thesis writing (Course Material Spring 2019)

Guidelines for Master thesis writing (Course Material Autumn 2019)


Ethical guidelines for supervision at UiT


Course Survey

Pre-course survey Post-course survey

Course statistical

Pre-course survey statistical Post-course survey statistical


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