Module description: Master Thesis
Name of Module
30 ECTS credits
Students write a thesis about a topic that they agree with their academic supervisors. Topics may cover any issue from development economics and international studies.
The topic should be related to one of the compulsory, regional, or elective modules.
Learning objectives and skills
- Students apply theoretical models and acquire specialized and in-depth knowledge on a particular topic related to international economics, development economics, applied econometrics, international business ethics, or one of the regional or topics elective modules of the MA DEIS.
- Students explain, apply, and reflect upon complex theories, terminology, specialities, boundaries, and different schools of thought related to their topic critically and in depth.
- Students develop ideas and theories to explain economic phenomena related to their topic.
- Students collect and review the related literature critically. They summarize the main findings of other authors in a conclusive way.
- Students show that they can plan and implement stages of work in order to solve a problem in a new context or related to a new unfamiliar topic.
- Students collect, prepare, and evaluate data related to their topic.
- Students apply qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse the data. Thereby they apply the skills they gathered in the core modules.
- Students critically evaluate the strengths, limitations, and applicability of different empirical methods.
- Students write complex, subject specific content clearly, effectively and based on scientific standards. Thereby they expands their skills learnt in the seminars.
- Students plan their MA thesis independently and strengthen their ability to work autonomously in an academic context.
Integration in curriculum
Required module for: MA Development Economics and International Studies
Method of examination
Master thesis (50 -70 pages)
Master thesis: 100%
Can be retaken once
Self-study: 900 hours
Teaching and examination language
Required readings are set on an individual basis.