Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Arild Hoff
Lecture Semester:
Spring, Autumn
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG950 Master's Degree Thesis (Spring 2021)

About the course

A thesis is an independent, extensive work that is done under the guidance of an advisor/professor in the discipline. Not more than two students can work on the same thesis. Candidates are relatively free to choose topics. A thesis can be either applied, related to a company or an agency/governmental body, or it can be in the form of a theoretical investigation.

For further information, please see https://www.himolde.no/english/studies/programmes/master-programmes-in-logistics/guidelines-masters-thesis.pdf 

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Only those students who are enrolled in the MSc program in Logistics can write a thesis under the LOG950 course code. In addition, each candidate must have an approved proposal that has been prepared as part of LOG904. LOG950 must be the last course taken within the MSc program, whihc means that the candidate needs to have approved 90 ECT before the master thesis is graded.

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

After completing the Master's thesis, the student should

  • Have knowledge regarding planning and accomplishment of a scientific work
  • Understand the importance of formulating precise research questions
  • Understand the role of theory in research
  • Choose the appropriate method for collecting relevant information and data
  • Knowledge about key principles for analysis and discussion of an empirical material
  • Have updated theoretical knowledge within the topic of the master's thesis
  • Be able to use theory to analyze key issues within the topic of the master's thesis

Forms of teaching and learning

The master's thesis is an independent work done by a single student or two students together and supervised by a faculty advisor. It is the duty of each student to obtain a supervisor at the latest in the start of Semester 3. The supervisor will usually also supervise the proposal. Taken together with the master thesis, the student(s) are entitled to have at least 20 hours supervision, but can not expect to have more than 40 hours supervision. The supervision includes all aspects of this process like giving advice, reading drafts and so on.


  • Form of assessment: Home assessment with oral presentation

  • Proportion: 100%

  • Duration: 1 Semesters

  • Grouping: -

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

  • Comment: Submission of the written thesis and an oral thesis defence are required. The final grade is a combination of grades received on the thesis and the oral presentation. Only one final grade will be presented to the student.


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