master thesis research
Thesis: The Master’s thesis should reveal that the candidate is able to work in a scholarly manner and is acquainted with major issues and published research on the subject of the thesis. It must make an original contribution to legal scholarship. A good thesis is thoroughly researched, demonstrates rigorous critical thinking and analysis, presents a detailed methodology and accurate results, and includes thorough verification of knowledge claims. The thesis should be between 20,000 and 25,000 words and may not exceed 35,000 words in length (approximately 100-130 pages). It must be of publishable quality and must satisfy a jury of at least two members appointed by the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in Law and approved by the Office of the Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
Research Paper: The research paper is shorter than a thesis and consists of extensive research and a strict methodology. The student must show the ability to work independently in a scholarly manner, just as with a thesis. The paper should offer something original or useful in the field of research it relates to. The finished paper should be between 10,000 and 15,000 words in length (approximately 50-60 pages). The paper will be evaluated on a “Satisfactory/Not-Satisfactory” basis by the research paper supervisor and the second evaluator, suggested by the supervisor.
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Professors supervise students for their Master’s thesis (15 ECTS) In the framework of the research seminars.
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According to the Master in Comparative Social Research study plan, on their second year in Module 2 students are expected to submit the course work in form of the article which should be a result of their internship. The application indicating the proposed topic and supervisor is submitted by the end of Module 3 of their first year of studies. The application should be signed by the student and the supervisot. The student may provide the scanned copy of the signed application.
To get successfully awarded with their Master degree the students should submit and defend their Master thesis. The Master thesis and course work can and most probably will be of the close topic. The course work is much shorter and contains a smaller research. The students can have the same person supervising both their course work and Master thesis. The applications for Master thesis topic should be submitted in November of the second year of studies.