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Master's thesis

MSc Thesis Contract

You must fill in a Master's thesis contract in the Contract Generator.

There you will find guidance on how to create at contract. 

Registration of your thesis

As a Master’s degree student, you will be administratively registered for your thesis with no option of withdrawal. The registration is adapted to allow you three examination attempts within the framework of the maximum study time for your Master’s thesis.

In connection with your thesis, you will be administratively registered for both ordinary examinations and first and second reexaminations.

You can still complete courses you have not passed concurrently with your thesis within the framework of the Study Progress Reform’s active enrolment requirements and the maximum study time. If you choose to postpone courses within the thesis period, you are not able to defer the end date of your thesis.

However, the thesis does not have to be the final examination activity of your Master’s degree programme.

In addition to checking that you are registered for the thesis, you must ensure – prior to the formal start date of the thesis – that you have:

Master's theses commenced in spring and fall 2016

For students following the stipulated study plan, the following deadlines apply regarding registration and submission of a 30 ECTS thesis:

  SPRING 2016 AUTUMN 2016
Thesis contract (1) 16-12-2015 03-06-2016
Commencement of thesis 25-01-2016 29-08-2016
Submission of thesis 06-06-2016 02-01-2017
Last examination date (2) 24-06-2016 20-01-2017

(1)    The thesis contract must be signed by the student, main supervisor and programme coordinator
(2)    The assessment is the latest date and includes the protocol submitted to ST Study Administration

For students not following the stipulated study plan, you must complete your thesis within the time frame stated above (i.e. a thesis amounting to 30 ECTS credits must be completed within 5 months). These time frames include assessment (0.5 months), and therefore a 30 ECTS thesis project must be handed in 4.5 months after commencement at the latest.

If you carry out course activities parallel with your thesis or if you a going to do a 45 ECTS thesis projekt, you will find deadlines for handing in etc. here:

Are you commencing a 45 ECTS thesis project after Q1 in the autumn 2016, the following deadlines apply:

Autumn 201645 ECTS

Thesis contract

Approved by the student, main supervisor and programme coordinator in the contract generator

14-10-2016

Commencement of thesis

03-11-2016

Submission of thesis

01-06-2017

Last examination date

19-06-2017

For students not following the stipulated study plan, you must complete your thesis within the time frame stated above (45 ECTS credits must be completed within 7.5 months). These time frames include assessment (0.5 months), and therefore a 45 ECTS thesis project must be handed in 7 months after commencement at the latest.

Course activity in parallel with your thesis no longer offer extended deadline for the submission your thesis, when contracted after September 1, 2016.

Master's theses commenced in spring 2017

Course activity in parallel with the thesis project no longer offers an extended deadline for handing in the thesis.

For students following the stipulated study plan, the following deadlines apply regarding registration and submission of a thesis: 

Spring 2017

30 ECTS

45 ECTS

Thesis contract

Approved by the student, main supervisor and programme coordinator in the contract generator

16-12-2016

10-03-2017

Commencement of thesis

23-01-2017

30-03-2017

Submission of thesis

Senest Kl. 12:00

06-06-2017

25-10-2017

Last examination date

23-06-2017

10-11-2017

* Please notice – If a deadline for handing in falls on a holiday or in a weekend, the next weekday will be the date that applies (at 12:00).

* 45 ECTS only applies for Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

For students not following the stipulated study plan, you must complete your thesis within the time frame stated above (45 ECTS credits must be completed within 7.5 months). These time frames include assessment (0.5 months), and therefore a 45 ECTS thesis project must be handed in 7 months after commencement at the latest.

Master's theses commenced in fall 2017 and spring 2018

For students following the stipulated study plan, the following deadlines apply regarding registration and submission of a thesis: 

 

Autumn 2017

Spring 2018

 

30 ECTS

45 ECTS

30 ECTS

45 ECTS

Thesis contract

Approved by the student, main supervisor and programme coordinator in the contract generator

12-06-2017

 

12-06-2017

 

17-12-2017

 

17-12-2017

 

Commencement of thesis

29-08-2017

29-08-2017

29-01-2018

29-01-2018

Submission of thesis

Latest Kl. 12:00

03-01-2018

04-06-2018

04-06-2018

03-01-2019

Last examination date

19-01-2018

22-06-2018

22-06-2018

18-01-2019

* Please notice – If a deadline for handing in falls on a holiday or in a weekend, the next weekday will be the date that applies (at 12:00).

* 45 ECTS only applies for Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

* Course activity in parallel with the thesis project no longer offers an extended deadline for handing in the thesis.

For students not following the stipulated study plan, you must complete your thesis within the time frame stated above (45 ECTS credits must be completed within 7.5 months). These time frames include assessment (0.5 months), and therefore a 45 ECTS thesis project must be handed in 7 months after commencement at the latest.

Submission of Master's thesis

The Master’s Thesis’ must be submitted via Digital Exam.

Deadline for submission in Digital Exam

The thesis must be submitted by 14.00 at the latest on the submission date stated in your thesis contract.

You are personally responsible for submitting your thesis on time. We therefore recommend that you upload and submit your thesis well before the deadline for submission. If your thesis is submitted too late, it will not be assessed.

Your exam will be accessible no later than one week prior to the deadline for submission. You can find relevant details about submitting your thesis in the information about exams at Digital Exam.

Submission format

As a general rule, you should submit your thesis as one complete PDF file. However, you also have the option of attaching appendices in other formats if necessary.

Confidentiality

Some of the master’s thesis’ which is confidential cannot be submitted in “Digital Exam”. You must then submit a printed version. Your supervisor will inform the study administration, whether your master’s thesis can be submitted in “Digital Exam” or not.

Further information on this will be given directly to the students involved.

Support for Digital Exam 

Do you have questions regarding the Master's thesis?

Send an e-mail to: studieservice.st@au.dk

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