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120014 SE MEd 05: SE Thesis Seminar (2021W)


2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 17 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N


Monday 11.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 25.10. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 22.11. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 06.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 13.12. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 10.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Monday 17.01. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course


This course aims at preparing and supporting students in working on their master projects in the MEd programme. We will discuss practical questions surrounding the organisation and design of an MEd project, as well as relevant research methods. Specific focus will be given to the need for a coherent, theoretically well-founded design, which uses appropriate methods to answer research questions. Students can develop a project over the course of the semester or come prepared with a project idea.

Assessment and permitted materials

presentation of master project; written assignment (academic text of 600-1000 words) on a topic related to master project; participation in class discussions

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Course evaluation is based on:
(A) class participation and preparation of reading/other course materials (max 20 pts)
(B) project presentation (max. 50 pts)
(C) written assignment (max. 30 pts)

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:
(a) regular class attendance (max. 1 missed session)
(b) active class participation
(c) giving project presentation on time
(d) handing in the written assignment (on time)
(d) attaining the pass rate of 60 points

Sehr gut (very good): 90-100
Gut (good): 80-89
Befriedigend (satisfactory): 70-79
Genügend (pass): 60-69
Nicht Genügend (fail): 0-59

Examination topics

presentation, written assignment, engagement in discussions and work in small groups

Reading list

Literature and websites on thesis writing, e.g.
Murray, R. (2011). How To Write A Thesis. McGraw-Hill Education.

Association in the course directory

Studium: MEd 046/507
Code/Modul: M 05
Lehrinhalt: 12-4850

Last modified: Fr 03.12.2021 19:08