The Master's thesis, which is worth 30 credits, is an academic work and should be the crowning achievement of a masters degree. It offers students the opportunity to showcase their academic maturity and prove that they are capable of independently structuring and writing a research paper. In their theses, students must also prove that they have understood and assimilated what they have studied throughout the course.
The thesis must satisfy a number of criteria. The student must show that he/she is capable of:
- Correctly reading and summarising the literature associated with the subject of the thesis, including determining whether or not an article is relevant.
- Identifying and appropriately describing a research problem that is at once relevant and accessible
- Defining and describing precise objectives for the research projects
- Designing an appropriate framework for studying the selected topic
- Selecting and implementing appropriate research methods
- Analysing empirical evidence, drawing appropriate conclusions and making suitable recommendations.