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Writing thesis

Finding a supervisor

Students are assigned supervisors by the thesis course leaders. Whenever possible, supervisors will be assigned with special knowledge of the chosen topic. All main supervisors are senior research fellows. Main supervisors must be academic staff at the Department of Psychology.

Students are asked about contacts they may have established with potential supervisors, or their wishes for a particular supervisor, prior to the assignment of supervisor. Therefore, it is recommended that students familiarize themselves with the academic staff interests and expertise as well as research projects that are ongoing or in the pipeline. 



Thesis inspiration 

The Thesis must be an empirical work in which the research question has clear relevance for the science of Psychology and falls within the areas of expertise represented by the academic staff at the Department of Psychology. The thesis should be well rooted in psychological theory and method.

Research inspiration


Periods for examination

There are four periods for examination of Theses in Psychology every year:

  • In the beginning of January
  • Middle of March
  • Beginning of June
  • End of August.

If a thesis receives an F or is not presented for examination at the end of term, the student has therefore four further opportunities, within one year, for an examination.



To be able to present a thesis for examination you have to:

  • be registered in the respective course
  • REGISTER for examination with the course leader for respective course, latest on the given deadline
  • SUBMIT your thesis together with the supervisor statement, latest on the given deadline for the respective examination period
  • SEE DEADLINES for this year
    Examination of thesis in psychology PSYP01/PSYP02, PSYK11-3, 2017 (PDF)
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