Leave of absence and delay

The Master's Degree Programme in Special Needs Education has a scope of 120 credits and is a full time 2 year study (4 semesters). The master's thesis is an independent work conducted in the 4th semester of the master's programme. If you need to apply for leave of absence or a postponement of the submission the below regulations apply. 

Leave of Absence

If you need to apply for leave of absence on the grounds of long-term illness or because you are giving birth/adopting, the ordinary regulations apply: Leave of absence - Faculty of Educational Science 

You can not apply for leave of absence on no particular grounds for the forth semester of the master's programme. The below regulations then apply. 


If you are delayed with the Master's Thesis and you are not able to submit by the stipulated deadline you may apply for postponing the submission until the following semester. You apply by sending an email to master@isp.uio.no. The application must include a brief work schedule/description for completion of the thesis of approximately 1/2 a page. The work schedule should indicate the current status of your thesis, a schedule for the remaining work, how many hours of supervision you have had and maybe also how you and your supervisor will distribute the remaining hours of supervision throughout the period of supervision. 

The deadlines for applying for a postponement are: 

  • 1st of May
  • 1st of November

If your supervisor is not able to continue the supervision the following semester, it must specified in your application. In such cases The Department of Special Needs Education will consider the further supervision. 

Should you need to postpone the submission an additional semester it is possible to apply for that. In cases of a second application for postponement you must in the work schedule show that you have had some progress with your thesis the last semester. 

Research Proposal 

If your research proposal is older than three years when you are to initiate your work with your thesis you must deliver an updated research proposal for the Departments approval. The updated research proposal must have been approved before you can be assigned a supervisor and start working on your thesis. Contact master@isp.uio.no if this applies for you. 

Publisert 15. apr. 2020 12:49 - Sist endret 15. apr. 2020 12:49