Universität Wien FIND

240148 MAKU Master course (2021W)

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. 20 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 14.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 21.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 28.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 04.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 11.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 18.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 25.11. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 02.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 09.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 16.12. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 13.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 20.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital
Thursday 27.01. 13:00 - 15:00 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The master course is aimed at students who are at the end of their studies and are concretely planning a master thesis (or have already started writing it). The aim of the master course is to support and guide the students in developing their concept/ exposé for the master thesis (or, if applicable, in writing the master thesis).
In the course of the seminar, we will discuss which elements are important for an exposé or a master thesis (research question, research overview, theoretical framework, methodological approach, etc.) and, based on readings and presentations, we will jointly discuss the planned (or already started) work.
If there is interest, we can focus on historiographical approaches to development studies.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Presentation and submission of a final synopsis or chapter
- Active participation in the individual sessions and discussions online (incl. regular fulfillment of homework assignments)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- until 5.10. submission of a short exposé (short description, i.e. not more than 1 page, of the topic, the research question(s) and the planned approach as well as a list with at least 3 to 4 titles of current research) as a WORD document by email to eva-maria.muschik@univie.ac.at (subject: "Konzept Masterarbeit (MAKU WS21)").
- presentation of your own short exposé at the beginning of the semester
- continuous work on your own exposé, i.e. writing, presenting and revising individual exposé elements (bibliography, literature review, approach, etc.) during the semester
- reading and discussion of other students' exposés and exposé elements during the semester
- by 20.2. submission of the revised, final exposé
- assessment: collaboration (40%), revised exposé/chapter (60%)

Examination topics

Reading list

Punch, Keith. Developing effective research proposals. London: Sage, 2016.
Rampolla, Mary Lynn. A Pocket Guide to Writing in History. Boston and New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012.

Association in the course directory


Last modified: Tu 21.09.2021 12:09