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Checklist for Master and Bachelor Thesis work at IFM/Physics


  • General rules, information, checklists and documents for Thesis work common for LiTH are collected here. This webpage is in Swedish but general course plans and checklist in English for Master students is available here.
  • The checklist below summarizes the most important specific procedures for Thesis work performed with Examiner at IFM, within one of the main subject areas Physics or Applied Physics.
  • The Examiner should normally belong to one of the department divisions listed here (main subject area nr 26).
  • Links to web-pages with diploma work suggestions from the scientific areas and divisions within IFM are collected here.


M Sci in Engin (Civing), M Sci and B Sci

  • Fill in the Application for thesis form according to the instructions on the web page (students on Swedish programs go to this link instead).
  • You should register your Thesis work at Studentportalen.
  • When you are registered, fill in the Department application form and hand in to the education administrator at IFM.
  • Link to the Official Study Guide, note the new rules that apply from March 1, 2011!
  • You now have to write a work plan at the start of your project, a half-time report as a check up of the progress made  (not needed for B Sci) and at the end a reflection document that you have to send electronically to your examiner (since your examiner should forward this document electronically to the "namndsamordnare" for the program)

Future Thesis Presentations


Only degree projects at a level equal to or higher than that of your personal degree project can be selected for opposition and thesis presentation attendance (auscultation). All auscultations must be done before your own presentation and opposition.

  • Auscultations; required
    • M Sci in Eng (Civing)          3 auscultations (at the earliest during semester 5 for M Sci in Eng students)
    • M Sci (not CivIng)              3 auscultations (1 auscultation for Thesis work started before 1 January 2017)
    • B Sci                                  2 auscultations (at the earliest during semester 5)
    • Erasmus                            0 auscultations
  • The work as Opponent should be done before or in close connection to your own thesis presentation.
  • In normal cases shall the numbers of opponents be the same as the numbers of authors. The examiner can in special cases decide otherwise, if reasons arises - for example, the size of the Thesis.
    • M Sci in Eng (Civing)         (after 240 hp and 3 auscultations are done)
    • B Sci                                  (after 135 hp and 2 auscultations are done)
    • M Sci (not Civing)              (completed B Sci and additional 60 hp of which 30 hp on advanced level and required auscultations done)
    • Erasmus students are not required to be opponents



  • The presentation should normally be done during the academic semesters, from the exam period in August until Midsummer. If this is not possible, an exception can possibly be given after agreement with the examiner.
  • Arrange with an opponent
  • Agree on the date and time for the presentation with your supervisor and examiner, and ask one of them to book a room.
  • Give your education administrator the following information by e-mail:
    - Your name and the title of your Thesis.
    - Time and place for the presentation, plus the examiner's name.
    Your education administrator will now announce your presentation.
  • Contact your education administrator for a number for your Thesis.
  • There are links at IFM's general thesis homepage to "Titelsida" and "Bibliotekssida".  You use these when your work is ready to be published and printed.


  • You find information about publishing under Net.Publ. M. Thesis.
  • Publishing is done when your final version has been approved by your examinator.
  • Send the final version as a PDF-file to your education administrator. The administrator will let you know if it is OK for you to publish.
  • Your education administrator report your Master Thesis when the publishing is approved, assuming that the electronic publishing agreement has been handed over.
  • The publishing at the web is voluntarily, and if you choose not to the education administrator report your Master Thesis when the administrator has recieved the PDF-file.

PRINTING - if You wish to

  • You find information about printing under Master Thesis and Essays
  • Printing is done after that your final version has been approved by your examinator. Contact your education administrator who then put in an order for printing.
  • You receive five copies of your printed report. If you want more than five you order and pay for those yourself. Note that you receive only four copies if you choose not to publish at the web, we keep one copy for our archive.
  • Your education administrator normally gets your printed copies after fourteen days.


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Room: G216, Physics building

Tel: 013-281229

E-mail: lena.wide@liu.se

Responsible for this page: Magnus Johansson
Last updated: 01/25/17