Master's Thesis

Master Media Studies



Writing a Master's thesis is the focal point of the master's programme. The Master's thesis requires students, based on their own original research, to demonstrate their abilities to contribute to the academic debate of a specific subject in their own field of study. 

Each student works on the master thesis under the supervision of an individual lecturer. However, the process of conducting research and writing the master thesis is supported by the meetings and workshops that take place in the framework of the so-called Master Class.

Students are expected to develop an elaborate research proposal for their master's thesis during Term 2 of the academic year. Once the research proposal has been approved, students can start with their master's thesis  project, which generally will take them four months to complete. The final version of the thesis is due in June, enabling students to graduate in the same academic year.

Additional information

  • Detailed information for current students can be found in the Course Guides for the Master Thesis Media Studies  and the Master Class (available on Blackboard).
  • The master's exam pages offer information about requirements and procedures for the submission and evaluation of the master thesis, and the master's exam.