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BSRM3403 Thesis Studies, 50 ECTS

Learning outcomes

The Master’s thesis for the MA degree is a written report of research carried out by the student on a chosen topic. The length is ca 60 pages.
The aim of the Master’s thesis is to develop the student’s basic skills in:
•-the ability of independent information retrieval the analysis and criticism of data
•- independent production and application of information

The Master's thesis will show that the student:
•- is able to define and process the chosen research problem
•shows a readiness in academic thinking
•- has a command of the theories and research methods in his/her work
•- has become familiar with the subject matter of the thesis and the literature of the field of study
•- has skills in academic communication
•- has a readiness to work persistently and the ability to discern the entire perspective of his/her work


The Thesis Studies consist of
BSRM3300 Thesis seminar, 5 ECTS
BSRM3210 Advanced Methodology, 5 ECTS
Thesis, 40 ECTS

Further information

Evaluation of the Master's thesis
The Program Director appoints two (or if necessary more) examiners for the thesis. When the thesis is ready, it must be submitted to the Faculty Office in two hard-bound copies. As specified in the regulations, a summary of the thesis must be prepared (one A4). A copy of this summary is bound in the thesis immediately after the title page and an additional separate copy is submitted to the Faculty Office.
The evaluation of the Master's thesis is based on the following factors:
• The aims of the thesis and defining of the subject matter
• Methods and materials
• Putting theoretical background to use
• The analysis of the work and the handling of the subject
• Conclusions and their assessment
Two evaluators will assess the Master's thesis and give free-form statements or a shared statement in writing. Part of the feedback may also be given viva voce. Furthermore, it is recommended, when possible, that one of the evaluators has not taken an active part in the advising and guidance of the student's work.
All disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities use the same assessment system for evaluating the thesis. The assessment of the Master's thesis evaluation is based on a Latin grading scale:
• Approbatur
• Lubenter approbatur
• Non sine laude approbatur
• Cum laude approbatur
• Magna cum laude approbatur
• Eximia cum laude approbatur
• Laudatur

Belongs to following modules

Faculty of Humanities
Master's Degree Programme in Baltic Sea Region Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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Thesis Studies

BSRM3210 Advanced Methodology, 5 ECTS
BSRM3300 Thesis seminar, 5 ECTS
Faculty of Humanities
Studies at the Faculty of Humanities
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Finnish Study Modules
Postgraduate Degrees, hum