You will have used one examination attempt if you fail to submit the thesis or if you do not pass. A new deadline is then set for the next attempt. To hand in for the next attempt, you must enter into a revised supervisor agreement with an altered problem formulation and a new project plan.
Deadline for approval of the altered agreement
If you do not submit the thesis, you must enter into an new agreement as soon as possible after the submission deadline and before handing in for the following attempt.
If you do not pass the thesis after a defense, you must enter into a new agreement as soon as possible after you have received your grade and before handing in for the following attempt.
Deadline for submission of the thesis for the next attempt
The deadline for submission for the following attempt is 3 months after the deadline for submission if you did not hand in and defend, and 3 months after the end of the month in which you defended your thesis, if you did so.
The deadline prevails regardless when you enter into a new agreement. To hand in, you must have entered in a new agreement. Notice that the agreement can be rejected if your supervisor does not find that it is possible to do the proposed amount of work according to the plan that you made.
Deadlines for following attempts: 2 attempt: Three months are given to prepare the thesis report.
Deadline is 1st of September/1st of April if the thesis has not been handed in by the deadline or if the thesis has been rejected without grading. 1 of October / 1 May if the oral defense has taken place. 3 attempt. Three months are given to prepare the thesis report. Deadline is 1 of December/1 July if the thesis has not been handed in by the deadline or if the thesis has been rejected without grading. If the thesis failed after the oral exam for the 2 attempt, a deadline for submitting the thesis report for the 3 attempt will be set 3 months after the date when the oral defence took place.
Requirements for approval of the revised agreement
To get approval of your revised supervisor agreement, it must contain an altered problem formulation and a new project plan.
You do not need to start over on your thesis project. However, the altered problem formulation should reflect the extra 3 months that you get to finish your thesis. It therefore must include an extra workload equal to 3 months fulltime work. The extra workload may be e.g. more empiricism, further data, new theories and methods, more analyses and so on.
Requirements to the altered problem formulation
The 3 months extra workload must be an addition to the initial project description. The work described in the initial project description- which you perhaps were unable to complete - cannot count as part of the extra workload.
If the problem formulation does not clearly describe the extra workload, the thesis supervisor agreement will not be approved.
Notice that this requirement means that you will experience a considerable extra workload, if you make use of the 2nd or 3rd examination attempts.
Submission of revised supervisor agreement
You must submit your suggestion for an altered problem formulation and project plan through the electronic form that you used for your initial supervisor agreement.
Your supervisor and the profile responsible must approve the revised thesis supervisor agreement.
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 problem formulation and a new project plan.
Read more about the thesis rules
You can read more about the rules applying to the Master’s thesis in the course description.