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Module - Master thesis


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Module - Master thesis

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  2. 2. WRITING YOUR MASTER THESIS Lecturer: [Insert Name] Date: [Insert Date] PRESENTATION SUPPORTED BY [Insert your logo here]
  3. 3. 3 [Insert your logo here] WHATITIS MASTER THESIS The master thesis is your final delivery of your master course. With the completion of the master thesis you give proof of your academic ability, enabling you to go for a PhD, if you aim to.
  4. 4. 4 [Insert your logo here] MAINAIMS MASTER THESIS If not specified differently (e.g. the opportunity to focus entirely in the master thesis on a practical / creative project), you must show capabilities to execute a scientific research project. This includes: • formulate a problem definition and related research question • indicate the academic and societal relevance and innovative character of research projects • critically discuss and use scientific literature to identify a research gap and build your arguments • propose a research design by selecting in a concise manner the appropriate research methods needed to effectively address research questions • design and plan a research proposal and make a project plan • perform the actual investigation of the research question(s) • draw conclusions, discuss findings, make recommendations, generalise findings and identify limitations of the research
  5. 5. 5 [Insert your logo here] ORGANISATIONALMATTERS MASTER THESIS Credit points 24 credit points Time frame 16 weeks Start The master thesis can be started by every student with at least 60 credit points. This means that you can potentially (not recommended) start your master thesis before your internship semester or semester abroad (e.g. if an internship opportunity only exists at a specific time) Length of thesis 70 to 80 pages (excluding references and appendix) Writing format See template provided by the university Oral examination Each master thesis has to be defended in front of the supervisors. Only if both the written thesis as well as the oral examination are passed, the student will be granted with 2 credit points.
  6. 6. 6 [Insert your logo here] THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION