SCAM13025E  Master's project

Volume 2017/2018
Education

The Master's project at the Master of Companion Animal Clinical Science. The Master is a post graduate education targeted small animal veterinarians seeking Continual Professional Development (CPD).

Content

The Master's project typically comprises a study of particular issues at the students workplace and must demonstrate the student’s ability to formulate, analyse and process issues in a qualified way
 

The student will be assigned a supervisor from the Department of Veterinary Clinical and Animal Sciences and if possible an external supervisor.

Before commencing the Master's project, the student should sign a master's project agreement. The Master's project agreement should be send by email to master@sund.ku.dk.

Master’s projects can be carried out in groups of no more than four students. Any group work must be approved by the supervisor as a part of the master's project agreement. If a Master’s project is written by a group of students, the oral examination must be individual and the student may only attend the examination of the other students in the group if his or her examination has been held.

The language of the Master's project and the oral examination can by agreement with the supervisor be either English or Danish.

The Master's project may also comprise a published or unpublished scientific article, written or co-written by the student. If there is more than one author, each must submit a signed co-writer statement specifying the part or parts of the article for which he or she is responsible. The co-writer statement must reflect the relative contributions at the time of submission as a master's project. The student will be examined on the article in accordance with the rules applying to the master's project exam in general.

All Master’s projects must have an abstract in English (compulsary) and may include an abstract in Danish (optional). The abstract must be one A4 page. The abstract must summarize project aim, the methods used, important findings, a discussion if relevant, and a conclusion. The abstract will be included in the overall assessment of the master's project.

The cover page of the Master’s project must include the title in English, and subtitle if relevant, the student’s name, study programme, the year, the name or names of supervisor/s, department but not the student’s civil registration (CPR) number. The Master’s project is handed in to the Faculty supervisor in four copies.
 

Read more about the Master of Companion Animal Science.

Learning Outcome

A student who has concluded a Master’s project will be able to:

Knowledge

  • identify scientific problems within the study programme’s subject areas
  • take a critical approach to the methodologies/theories applied within the subject area based on international research for use in his or her work with the problem formulation

Skills

  • apply and assess theories/​methodologies/​procedures, including their evidense base, applicability and limitations
  • discuss scientific and business-related issues within the subject area of the Master’s project


If the Master’s project includes own data production, the student will also be able to:

  • substantiate the idea of conducting experimental work/producing own data in order to shed light on the problem as formulated in the problem formulation
  • process data through a choice of scientific analytical methods and present results objectively and in a concise manner

Competences

  • discuss theories/models on the basis of an organised set of values in an independent manner
  • assess and discuss the scientific and societal impact of the Master’s project
  • independently solve complex problems and carry out development assignments in a work context
The Master's project concludes the Master programme.
Individually supervised project work. An up start masters project workshop may be offered.
Credit
12 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, about 6 months
Oral defence, 1 hour
Oral examination and subsequent discussion
Exam registration requirements

The Master’s project should complete the programme.

Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

Knowledge

  • identify scientific problems within the study programme’s subject areas
  • take a critical approach to the methodologies/theories applied within the subject area based on international research for use in his or her work with the problem formulation

Skills

  • apply and assess theories/methodologies, including their applicability and limitations
  • discuss scientific and business-related issues within the subject area of the Master’s project


If the Master’s project includes own data production, the student will also be able to:

  • substantiate the idea of conducting experimental work/producing own data in order to shed light on the problem as formulated in the problem formulation
  • process data through a choice of scientific analytical methods and present results objectively and in a concise manner

Competences

  • discuss theories/models on the basis of an organised set of values in an independent manner
  • assess and discuss the scientific and societal impact of the Master’s project
  • independently solve complex problems and carry out development assignments in a work context
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Project work
  • 319
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Total
  • 330