Master´s Thesis Seminar I
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Magistritöö seminar I
Course title in English
Master´s Thesis Seminar I
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Peeter Normak (language of instruction:Estonian)
Mart Laanpere (language of instruction:Estonian)
Hans Põldoja (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To support students’ specialization and development of practical skills for designing and conducting research studies. To prepare students for writing and defending a Master’s thesis.
Brief description of the course
The seminar will support the linking of individual students' interests and topics delivered in the curriculum, as well as the selection of a suitable Master's thesis topic and the preparation of a Master's thesis framework. Students will present their initial master thesis topics and structure during the seminar, where broader social, theoretical and methodological aspects related to the chosen topic will be discussed in order to create a suitable framework for Master's thesis and readiness to conduct research.

During the seminar, the practical preparation of students for independent research will take place:
- practical foundations of conducting research;
- defining the research topic and formulating the research problem;
- searching for and using subject literature and research resources;
- developing a theoretical framework for research;
- methodological choices and application of methods.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to practically develop a research plan;
- is able to independently find theoretical resources about the topic;
- is able to develop a theoretical framework for the study;
- prepares an initial research plan.
Hans Põldoja
The course is a prerequisite