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Writing your thesis

Finding a supervisor

Students are assigned supervisors by the thesis course directors. Whenever possible, supervisors will be assigned with special knowledge of the chosen topic. All principal supervisors are senior research fellows. Principal 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 a supervisor. Therefore, it is recommended that students familiarise 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:

  • Early January
  • Mid March
  • Early June
  • End of August.

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



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

  • be registered on the relevant course

  • REGISTER for examination with the course director for the relevant course, at the latest on the given deadline

  • SUBMIT your thesis together with the supervisor’s statement, at the latest on the given deadline for the relevant examination period

  • SEE DEADLINES for this year
    Examination of thesis in psychology PSYP01/PSYP02, PSYK11-3, 2017 (PDF)

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