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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. 


Write your thesis in a research project

What do you want to write your thesis about? At the Department of Psychology there are many different research projects underway.
Write your thesis in a research project

Thesis collaborations with companies and other organizations

Starting up on your thesis course, you might consider the possibility to write your thesis in collaboration with a company or other organization outside of the university. This might be a good opportunity for you to acquire useful experiences and valuable connections in the world outside the university. It might also be rewarding to see the scientific knowledge that you produce being directly or indirectly implemented by the external organization. Such collaboration on theses is in line with the university policy of promoting collaborations with the surrounding society.

External thesis collaborations

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 has 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