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Pre-Master Thesis European Union Studies

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

Admission to the Pre-Master European Union Studies.

Description

The thesis will be based on original research that is developed in cooperation with a thesis supervisor who is assigned by the program coordinator following the submission of a research proposal. The research proposal will be 500 to 1000 words in length and needs to fulfill the criteria set in the relevant field of research. The thesis will be 8.000 – 10.000 words in length.

  • The word count is excluding annexes

  • There is no 10% margin for the maximum word count

  • The submission deadline is June 1st

Course objectives

The thesis is a written report of research that the student has carried out under supervision by a lecturer but with a high degree of independence. The thesis must be based on original research and meet the following criteria:

  • It contains a well-formulated research question that is well-situated in and engages with the academic literature in the field;

  • It is based on a well-developed research method that is explained upfront;

  • It is based on a critical reflection of primary source material (whether existing or collected during the student’s own research);

  • It is based on a sufficiently broad analysis of academic studies;

  • The argument is well-structured and sufficiently analytical in content;

  • The conclusion is academically substantiated and provides a clear answer to the research question;

  • The use of language as well as references is correct.

The thesis has to meet all these criteria in order to be declared adequate. When all of these criteria are not met, the student will be given an opportunity to improve his or her paper, but will most likely not be able to start with the MA program in September.

Timetable

Not applicable.

Mode of instruction

Coaching by supervisors.

Assessment method

Thesis

Weighing

Not applicable.

Retake

The thesis has to meet all these criteria in order to be declared adequate. When all of these criteria are not met, the student will be given an opportunity to improve his or her paper, but will most likely not be able to start with the MA program in September.

Exam Review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Yes, for thesis submission, see Blackboard.

Registration

Registration in uSis for the Pre-Master Thesis will be done by the department office.

Contact information

Dhr. Dr. S.S. (Salvador) Regilme and your supervisor.