Master Thesis

incl. research methods & academic writing module, e-Portfolio & the Master’s exam

  •  The topic of the master thesis should be chosen in such a way that it is reasonable and appropriate for completion of the thesis within six months.
  • The topic of the master thesis must be taken from the selected specialisation track of the student. The student may suggest a topic or choose from a number of topics provided by one of the available thesis advisors.
  • The Master thesis is co-supervised by two faculty members from the consortium, one from PLUS and one from the university representing the chosen specialization track selected by the student. These faculty members supervising the thesis must be qualified according to the regulations of their own institution.
  • The Master thesis has to be submitted in English language.
  • Due to the dual degree character of this programme, a single thesis is submitted in identical form at two partner institutions as a graduation requirement.

Master’s examination [before examining committee]:

  • The master’s programme in Copernicus Master in Digital Earth concludes with a master’s examination before an examining committee.
  • Candidates must have successfully completed all of the required courses, the compulsory internship, ePortfolio and the master’s thesis in order to be eligible to take the master’s examination.
  • The master’s examination before an examining committee starts with a presentation and defense of the master thesis, followed by an examination in two subjects suggested by the candidate.
  • The master’s examination subjects are drawn from specific modules, exam subjects correspond to module names.

Development of the master’s thesis concept is supported by online courses on research methods and academic writing integrated with co-supervision.

latest update: December 11, 2018