Master´s Thesis Seminar
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Magistritöö seminar
Course title in English
Master´s Thesis Seminar
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
autumn - spring
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To help each student in choosing and refining her or his master thesis interests and topics.
To outline an initial master thesis project.
Brief description of the course
The seminar is intended to facilitate individual orientation choices within the curriculum, and to help students structure their master thesis projects.
Independent work
Students are required:
To identify a research topic
To elaborate a literature review
To formulate a research worthy problem
To identify inherent goal(s) and research question(s)
To describe an approach to address the research problem, goal(s), and question(s)
To present a master thesis proposal, combining the above and including a feasible work plan.
Learning outcomes in the course
- Has acquired the understanding of the purpose and rationale of their master thesis;
- Has acquired the understanding of the process they will go through to achieved it;
- Has acquired the understanding of the results they can expect to obtain in end.
Assessment methods
Assessment is based on:
• Active participation in all activities;
• A literature review; and
• A master thesis proposal.
David Lamas, Martin Sillaots
Study literature
Olson, J. S., & Kellogg, W. A. (2014). Ways of Knowing in HCI. Springer, New York.

Lankoski, P., Björk, S (2015) Game Research Methods: An Overview
Replacement literature
To be discussed with the lecturer.