To be able to start the process of being registered for your Master’s thesis, you must fill out a form and have it signed by the examiner and the Director of the master programme. You must also meet the requirements that are stated in the corresponding programme syllabus (see the Student Portal).
Requirements that must be met
- Students enrolled in a Master of Science in Engineering or Architecture programme (300 credits):
You must have passed courses of 225 credits within the programme in order to begin the Master’s thesis work.
- Students enrolled in a MSc programme (120 credits):
You must have passed 45 credits at the advanced level in order to begin the Master’s thesis work.
Questions and answers about how to fill out the form
What is meant by start of project?
This is the day you will start working on your Master’s thesis, not the day you fill out the registration form.
I want to follow the regular semester, what do I write on the start and end dates?
Choose Autumn- or Spring term and 30 or 60 credits in the drop-down lists at “Option 1”. You will then be registered for regular semester time, specified in the Student Portal/The Academic Year – dates and times, for either the spring or autumn semester.
I will not follow regular semester time, what do I write then?
For those of you who are to do your Master’s thesis at a time other than regular semester time, you must fill in under “Option 2”. Fill in start- and end date. Do not forget to indicate under "Optional" if you should have a break, enter the dates for this. Here you also fill in what the distribution of points should look like for the periods you are going to do your Master’s thesis.
How should I think about the distribution of credits per week in full-time studies?
For full-time studies, 1.5 credits/week applies (for example 20 weeks for a 30-credit Master’s thesis and 40 weeks for a 60-credit Master’s thesis).
How should I think if I want to take a break in the Master’s thesis when it comes to the distribution of points per week in full-time studies?
Vacation, for example over the summer, must always be stated on the form. It is important that you specify which time periods and points distribution you want. See example:
Example 30 credits:
I want to study 100%, eg 1,5 credits/week.
16,5 credits for the period of 2020-10-05 to 2020-12-18
13,5 credits for the period of 2021-01-11 to 2021-03-19
This gives a total of 30 credits in 20 weeks
Example 60 credits:
I want to study 100%, eg 1,5 credits/week.
6 credits for the period of 2020-06-08 to 2020-07-05
54 credits for the period of 2020-08-03 to 2021-04-11
This gives a total of 60 credits in 40 weeks
What happens if I enter too long a period of time?
If you, for example, write that you want to study 30 credits at 100% during the period 1 January to 1 September, the total study time will be 35 weeks (regular study rate is 30 credits in 20 weeks). CSN does not consider this to be full-time studies and results in repayment claims from them. Please note that it is very difficult to correct afterwards!
For international students: If you, for example, write that you want to study 30 credits at 100% during the period 1 January to 1 September, the total study time will be 35 weeks (regular study rate is 30 credits in 20 weeks). The Swedish Migration Agency does not consider this to be full-time studies and it results in the residence permit not being extended/revoked. Please note that it is very difficult to correct afterwards!
I'm going to do a Master’s thesis of 60 credits, is there anything in particular I need to think about?
For 60-credits Master’s thesis, it also applies that the dissertation must be divided into at least two study periods.
If you divide it into two study periods:
Usually 30 credits in 20 weeks + 30 credits in 20 weeks
What is the code for my MSc - programme?
If you are enrolled in a Master’s programme of 120 credits, for example in Biotechnology, the code for your MSc - programme is MPBIO. You can find more information on which the code for your MSc - programme below.
How do I register for the Master’s thesis?
When your form has been received, and if everything is correct, it is entered in Ladok that you are expected to do your Master’s thesis. You will then receive an email when this is done. In that email, you are asked to register yourself (just like with other course registrations). The registration for the Master’s thesis in Ladok can't be done earlier than three weeks before the start date you specified in the form.
I am registered on an older code for the Master’s thesis, which no longer exists, what do I do?
You probably need a re-registration.
I will change examiner, what do I need to think about?
If you will change examiner, you must fill out the form again, get it signed and send it in. Specify that you will change examiner in your email.
I need to change the code for my Master’s thesis, what do I do?
If the change is due to you changing examiner, you can read info under the question above.
Signature on Master’s thesis registration form:
Both the examiner and the Director of Master’s Programme (-s) has to sign this document, in order to state that the Master’s thesis is accepted as a Master’s thesis within the students enrolled master programme. (Erasmus and Bilateral students are exempted from getting a signature from the Director of Master’s Programme since they don’t belong to a programme)
By submitting the filled in Master’s Thesis Registration Form you confirm that you have taken part of the information above, on this webpage, and understood what you need to think about. What you fill out can affect your application for student aid (CSN) or residence permit in Sweden.