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Master's Thesis

Writing the Master’s thesis is the focal point of the Master’s programme. The Master’s thesis is completed individually and constitutes a separate part of the Teaching and Examination Regulations, equivalent to 20 EC. Students are expected to show that they can make a contribution based on their own, original research to academic debate on a particular subject from their own field of study.

The thesis is supervised by the 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 Thesis Class during term 1, 2 and 3.

Based on an approved research proposal drawn up during term 2 of the academic year, the student and supervisor conclude agreements about the nature and frequency of thesis supervision. The point of departure is to submit a draft version to the supervisor by the end of June which is of such quality that – in the supervisor’s opinion – the thesis can go to the second reader by the middle of August and be submitted by the end of August, enabling the student to graduate in the autumn.

The maximum supervision period of the Master’s thesis is half an academic year (for full-time students) or one academic year (for part-time students) after the supervising lecturer has approved the research proposal.

Additional information

Consult the master's exam pages, for more information about the substantive requirements of the thesis, the master thesis assessment form, procedures for the submission and evaluation of the master thesis, and the master's exam.