The thesis is the last course in the Master’s programme in which you apply the skills, knowledge and insights that you have acquired during the year of study. You do independent research and write an academic or practice based thesis (for example after completion of a research internship) based on the gathered information. It is the academic proof of competence and knowledge in the field(s) studied within the Literature Today Master’s programme. In it, you demonstrate that you are able to conduct independent research in the field(s) of study and are able to analyse and critically evaluate a phenomenon or question pertaining to the relevant scholarly debates.
The final product is a written exposition of said research, which has to fulfil the scholarly and formal requirements for advanced MA-research. The final product has to be clearly structured, present the discussion of a central research question and provide an answer to it. The thesis should be around 15.000-20.000 words in length and will yield a total 20 EC.
If you do an internship it is recommended to combine this with the Master's thesis.