The aim of this final course is to develop a concept and strategy for the master thesis of the students. Students are requested to submit their preliminary title and supervisor for their projected thesis. In close collaboration with the thesis advisors, a concept is then developed based on an intense contention with the actual research. While the development is conducted in small tutor groups, a large extent of independence is expected in the development and presentation of comprehensive research concepts by the students. Techniques of scientific inquiry (e.g., literature and data bank surveys, scientific rigor) and sound scientific conduct will be communicated and discussed.
Learning Outcomes, Targeted Competencies:
- development of a research proposal for MSc thesis
- formulation of sound research questions and/or hypotheses based on state of the art
- presentation and defense of own research concept
- critical evaluation of other concepts
Course Type 1: Seminar (S) 4.0 SWS ( 56.0 h)
56.0 h presence time 224.0 h self-study 170.0 h exam workload