You will have used one examination attempt, if you fail to submit the thesis or if you do not pass. You must enter into a new thesis project contract with an altered project description and a new deadline.
When do I need to submit the altered project description?
If you do not submit the thesis, you must enter into a contract with an altered project description no later than two weeks after the initial deadline. The new deadline will be 3 months ahead.
Initial deadline Deadline: contract with an altered project description New deadline 1 June 15 June 15 September 2 January 17 January 17 April
If you do not pass the thesis, you must enter into a contract with an altered project description no later than two weeks after the result has been publicized. The new deadline will be 3 months ahead.
Initial deadline Deadline: contract with an altered project description New deadline 1 June 15 August 15 November 2 January 15 February 15 May
You must fill in the contract with the altered project description at http://blanket.sdu.dk, please see below.
The new deadline is 3 months ahead
According to the new contract and the altered project description, you will have 3 months to revise the thesis project. Regardless of whether you enter into the new contract or not, the 3 months will run from the date, you should have entered into the new contract. If e.g. your initial deadline was March 1st, the new contract will run from March 15th with June 15th being the new deadline.
What is an altered project description?
An altered project description does not imply that you should start over on your thesis project.
In a letter dated 13 July 2007, the Ministry stated that a
"»changed thesis statement« should be understood as follows: “the student need not restart his/her thesis from the beginning if he/she fails to meet the deadline but, on the basis of an academic evaluation, the university must change the thesis statement in such a way that it corresponds to a workload of a further three months. This shall apply irrespective of the prescribed period for the thesis. The changed thesis formulation must thus be adjusted in the light of the contents of the individual thesis. It may, for instance, comprise a longer or shorter addition, just as (in principle) it is not the intention that the student shall begin from the beginning with new, experimental trials.”
The extra workload may be e.g. more empiricism, further data, new theories and methods, more analyses and so on.
Requirements to the altered project description
The 3 months extra workload must be an addition to the initial project description.
If your contract and project description have not been approved
If you have not submitted a contract and had your project description approved in connection with your 1st attemp, the workload of a further 3 months for your 2nd and 3rd attempts will be determined on the basis of an additional number of pages. You can read more about the rules applying to the Master’s thesis project in the joint provisions for the professional Master’s Degree Programmes in the Humanities
Submission of the thesis contract and altered project description
The thesis contract and the altered project description must be submitted through http://blanket.sdu.dk.
- You must alter the thesis contract on http://blanket.sdu.dk
- You must upload the altered project description as a PDF-file on http://blanket.sdu.dk
Your supervisor and the Head of Studies approves the thesis contract and the project description. If the project description does not clearly describe the extra workload, the thesis contract and project description will not be approved.
In connection with a 2nd or 3rd examination attempt you are entitled to one meeting with your supervisor in order to complete the alteration of the project description. Your supervisor must approve the thesis contract and the altered project description. If you wish to hand in your thesis as a group (two students or more), you must hand in one thesis contract per group.
- Read more about the thesis rules