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SPED3006/1 Master Thesis


Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will have demonstrated:

Knowledge and understanding:

  •   An in-depth knowledge in a specific area related to practical skills transformative learning

Skills and abilities:

At the end of the course students will be able to:

  •   Undertake original and independent research
  •   Present their research findings in written and oral format
  •   Effectively undertake meaningful and robust research and enquiry and generate meaningful findings and conclusions
  •   Demonstrate entrepreneurship in relation to ‘agency and of change’.

General competences (transferable skills):

At the end of the course students will be have gained the following general competences:

  •   Project management
  •   Autonomous learning



The Masters’ thesis is an independent Research project based on an original research question connected to the MA in special education: practical skills and transformative learning.

The research question should be investigated in a scientific manner, and the thesis should be based on both theoretical and applied research within a practical context.

The thesis will demonstrate skills and abilities in the following areas:

  •   independent and autonomous research
  •   analytic capacity and capability
  •   critical reflection and evaluation
  •   academic writing

Completion of a Masters’ degree provides the student with a foundation for further scientific research and enquiry at the higher [doctoral] level. 

As part of the Masters’ thesis the student is expected to include a reflective epilogue, based on their reflective log, relevant to the research question addressed within the thesis.


Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

  • Independent study
  • Supervision
  • Learning sets

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

Reflective learning log, reflecting on the experience throughout the project.

Participation in two learning sets.


Masters’ Thesis 30,000 words [to include 1,500 word reflective epilogue] with Oral Exam

Note: part of the thesis can be submitted in the form of a practical piece. This could result in up to a maximum 50% offset of the word count.

The oral exam will take place at the Field Centre, Nailsworth (UK).