The Master's thesis is a final project, an individual proof of the student's academic competence with regard to research and theory formulation which contributes to the development of science.
The thesis must be written in English. The assessment of the thesis covers both the research plan (which, for the Master's programme in Educational Sciences, is a separate course) and the actual thesis.
Participation in a closing conference is compulsory to conclude the Master's thesis.
You work on your theses in small groups supervised by a researcher who obtained his doctorate. The groups are organized in research themes, based on which plenary meetings are scheduled.
Before starting their Master's thesis, the students choose between one of these themes (note: themes are updated yearly):
- Cognition, learning and instructional design
- ICT in education and training
- Learning in organisations
- Classroom processes
Working in small groups encourages community building. This in turn contributes to: group support, learning from one another (peer feedback, exchange), structure and commitment.
The thesis is presented during a conference attended, among others, by lecturers in the programme and educationalists in the field.