Master's Thesis in Special Needs Education

On this website we have gathered the information you need to know with regards to the Master's Thesis. The information is intended for students of the master's programme in Special Needs Education

What should I write my thesis on? 

Tips and help with writing

Project planning

The SNE4390 Master's Thesis is based on the research proposal compiled during the compulsory master’s thesis seminar.

You may choose to do the data-collection abroad, i.e. in your home country. 

Two students can choose to write their thesis together, i.e. co-author a master thesis. 

Writing the Master's Thesis

Before you start working on your master's thesis it is important that you familiarise yourself with the requirements for the Master's Thesis


  • Information on master’s thesis supervision
  • Supervision agreement form

Data Handling

  • Information on NSD
  • Data handling for master's students 

Loans of Technical Research Equipment and Assessment Tools

Printing your Master’s Thesis

The Department of Special Education covers the costs of one printed copy of your Master's Thesis, with the condition that you use UiO's Print Centre. 

When you order, use the location code 180300.

Select the standard for master’s thesis: two-sided print, black and white, white front page, black back page and black spine.

The department does not cover pages that contain colors. If your thesis includes pages that contain colors, you will have to cover the costs yourself. In such case, you will only be able to pay for this with a debit or credit card upon retrieval of your thesis from the copying and printing department.


When you have completed a study programme, your diploma is issued automatically. The diploma will be sent to the adress registered in Studentweb. Make sure the adress you have registered is correct. 

If you want to improve the results that constitute part of a degree, you can defer your diploma for up to two semesters. 

If you have questions regarding your diploma contact the Student information center at the faculty

Leave of Absence and Delay

Reading Rooms and Group Rooms

As a student at the Faculty of Educational Sciences you have access to the reading rooms and group rooms at Helga Engs hus. Master's students may apply for a permanent desk. 

Previous Master's Theses from the Department of Special Needs Education

Do you need someone to talk to about your studies?

  • The Department administration has drop-in hours on Wednesdays from 12:15am -2:00pm
  • You may also book an appointment with a student adviser through UV Student Information Centre

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