Deadlines

Doing the Master’s thesis in an autumn semester

You must sign up for the Master’s Thesis Project in November the year before you’re actually going to write it. I.e. when you sign up for the spring courses. When you sign up for the thesis project, you are automatically signed up for a thesis workshop or other thesis preparation activities in the spring semester. This means, in short, that if you have passed 40 ECTS by the beginning of the spring semester, you must write the thesis project the following autumn semester.

If you fail to register
If you have not signed up for the thesis project by the beginning of the spring semester, but have passed 40 ECTS, you’ll automatically be signed up for the thesis project.

Deadlines:

November 20th - 30th
Sign up for the thesis project.

June 1st:
Submit subject area using this form. Contact your Study Secretary for information on how to get a supervisor assigned.

June 15th:
This is your programme’s deadline for assigning a supervisor. You’ll be informed about which supervisor has been assigned to you on your student e-mail.

August 15th:
The thesis project contract including the supervision plan and project description must be filled in and submitted using http://blanket.sdu.dk. Use the same link to upload the project description as a PDF-file. By August 31st, you will be informed whether your contract has been approved or not.

The clock is ticking, and the submission deadline is fixed, even if your subject area has not been approved.

January 2nd:
This is the deadline for submission of the thesis project. If you do not submit your thesis within the deadline, you will have used one examination attempt. You cannot cancel the thesis project registration. The thesis project must be submitted through Blackboard.

Doing the Master’s thesis in a spring semester (as of spring 2018)

You must sign up for the Master’s Thesis Project when you sign up for the courses on the 3rd semester. That way you have signed up for the thesis workshop on the 3rd semester. In other words, if you have passed 40 ECTS by the beginning of your 3rd semester, you must write your thesis project on your 4th semester, i.e. in the spring semester 2017.

If you fail to register
If you have not signed up for the thesis project by the beginning of the 3rd semester but have passed 40 ECTS, you’ll automatically be signed up for the thesis project.

Deadlines:

20th – 30th May
Sign up for the thesis project.

November 15th:
Submit subject area using this form. Contact your Study Secretary for information on how to get a supervisor assigned.

December 1st:
This is your programme’s deadline for assigning supervisors. You’ll be informed about which supervisor has been assigned to you on your student e-mail.

January 15th:
The thesis project contract including the supervision plan and project description must be filled in and submitted using http://blanket.sdu.dk. Use the same link to upload the project description as a PDF-file. By January 31st, you will be informed whether your contract has been approved or not.

The clock is ticking, and the submission deadline is fixed, even if your subject area has not been approved.

June 1st:
Deadline for submitting the thesis project. If you do not submit your thesis within the deadline, you will have used one examination attempt. You cannot cancel the thesis project registration. The thesis project must be submitted through Blackboard.

Failure to submit or pass
If you fail to submit the thesis or do not pass, you will have used one examination attempt and a new deadline extended by 3 more months will be fixed resulting in a further workload. The Study Board may grant exemption from the above deadlines, if exceptional circumstances apply.

Exceptional circumstances

If you fall ill or if someone in your immediate family falls ill or dies or other exceptional circumstances occur during the thesis process, you may apply to be exempted from the thesis rules – i.e. apply for dispensation.

Need help?
Feel free to contact The Student Guidance Service, should you have questions regarding the thesis rules and exemption possibilities.

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