You must write and defend a thesis in order to complete your Master’s studies.
The thesis is a two-part professional piece of work on topics in your field of specialisation.
- scientific piece of work
- should follow the general requirements of a scientific research and publication
- completed individually, under the directions of a supervisor
- should contribute to prior research in the given field of science
- to demonstrate your proficiency and creativity within the relevant field
- to research more extensively the chosen topic
- to show that you are able to carry out a scientific research and publication while maintaining high professional standards
- experiment, questionnaire, observation, case study, etc. based on an empirical research in a qualitative or quantitative approach
- can be a meta-analysis, based on a systematic literature review
The focus and method of this part of the thesis is a result of the consultation with the supervisor.
- to provide the opportunity to demonstrate practical proficiency in a given field of psychology
- to demonstrate the ability to use skills in a practical issue
- a case study
- a description of a method implementation
- experimental design implementation, etc.
- choose a supervisor for each part of the thesis
- the two parts may have different supervisors depending on their competence in the chosen topics
- you must have at least three consultations with your supervisor, confirmed on the Confirmation of Consultation document (see below) attached to your thesis
A supervisor can be
- an employee of the university
- someone from outside (an associate professor or a professor OR if they don’t have the required degree you need a supervisor from the university too and you will work with both of them)
Good to know
- a submitted thesis is worth 20 credits
- ‘Thesis’ course: obligatory course in Neptun without classes, completed by submitting the thesis
- evaluation of the Thesis course: average of the two grades received for the two parts of the thesis from the supervisor(s) - rounding is calculated according to the Academic Regulations of the university
- the title of both the research and the applied parts of your thesis
- approved by your supervisor(s) and the head of the relevant department
- 3 copies to the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office
- minor changes can be made after submission if they do not concern the essence of the thesis
- form can be downloaded from below
- 15th May of the 2nd semester – if graduation is planned in the Spring semester
- 15th October of the 3rd semester – if graduation is planned in the Autumn semester
The end (Friday) of the second week of tuition in the semester of the planned applied thesis submission
- 20th April if graduation is planned in the Spring semester
- 20th November if graduation is planned in the Autumn semester
- 15th May if graduation is planned in the Spring semester
- 15th December if graduation is planned in the Autumn semester
If necessary, you can ask for encryption by submitting a request to the Academic Committee.
- research part: 2 printed copies (paper-back, spiral or hard bounding) + 1 electronic version (pdf) on a CD
- applied part: 1 printed copy (paper-back, spiral or hard bounding)
- to the Student Affairs and Registrar’s Office
- if the faculty is closed on the submission dates (e.g. if these dates fall on a weekend), you should submit your thesis on the first day the faculty opens (e.g. Monday)
- The research part of the thesis is evaluated by the supervisor, who is your first reviewer and a second reviewer who is competent in the topic. The two evaluations are presented in one grade (average).
- The applied part is evaluated only by the supervisor. The evaluation is presented in one grade.
- Evaluations should be available two weeks before the final exam.
- you must present and defend both parts of your thesis during the final exam
- the two grades from the evaluations of the two parts and the defence grade will form your thesis grade
- more details about the final exam and defence are available below and on our website here