In the course of research for a master’s thesis one often reads a certain sentence: “The master’s thesis is the most important extensive scientific work in the study”. But what does scientific work actually mean? Wikipedia provides a handy definition: “Scientific work describes a methodical-systematic approach in which the results of the work are objectively traceable or repeatable. That is, sources are disclosed and experiments described as being reproducible. “In the following articles, we discuss many different aspects of the scientific work.

Guide: Writing the Master Thesis

With only four semesters of regular study time, the master’s program is quite short. Other lecturers, new subjects, hitherto unknown theories are waiting for you, and after you feel that you have just really arrived in the Master, you have to worry about your Master’s thesis. Every master’s student has already written a major piece of scientific paper with the bachelor thesis and knows that this costs a lot of time, effort and energy. The fact that the master’s thesis is the last major exam of the study and also the most extensive scientific work with an average of 80-100 pages of continuous text, does not necessarily calm the nerves of a student. At the same time, you are required to do a lot in the master’s thesis: At best, you should demonstrate all your acquired specialist knowledge, apply scientific methods correctly, and search for, work on and open up a topic that has hitherto been largely unprocessed. Support from the institute is hardly experienced even in organizational tasks such as the search for a suitable supervisor or time management during the master’s thesis. However, every master’s student must write a master’s thesis at the end of his studies in order to finish his studies. Also, I have arrived at this point and ask myself the same questions, struggling with the same problems as any other student. But why should everyone alone and again find solutions to the same problems? For this reason, this blog was launched, which is like a guide to give an overview of the key steps in writing the master’s thesis. In a kind of real-time documentation, the blog should document the most important and problematic steps in writing the master’s thesis and give helpful tips.

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Write a master thesis – where do I start?

If you have taken all the necessary seminars, written your exams and handed in the last remaining chores, you are not shameless. Actually nothing is in the way of starting your master thesis. But before the first visit to the library is due, you should first inquire at the examination office whether all the services provided have been submitted to the examination office. Not infrequently missing notes or notes. Should there be any problems at any point, this should at best be clarified in advance to avoid later inconvenience. Other organizational questions about the degree and specific requirements for starting the Master’s thesis should be clarified immediately at best, so that you can then spend all his energy on the thesis and no unexpected organizational problems arise. Some universities offer the opportunity to start writing their master’s thesis before the completion of all courses, but I would advise against it. On the one hand, your teachers expect you to apply the knowledge learned in the master’s program in your master’s thesis. As each seminar is usually intended to convey new knowledge, it is advisable to start the final thesis after the last seminar has been completed. In addition, writing a master’s thesis takes a long time and requires a lot of time and energy, so you’ll need to take a break from seminars, exams and chores after completing your master’s thesis.

The right topic for your master thesis

One of the most important decisions is already at the beginning: What do I want to write about my Master’s thesis? So that I do not panic and sit idle at the beginning of the fourth semester paper, I have already thought about my interests in the course of the third semester and roughly thought about which topics would be suitable for editing in the context of a master’s thesis , I found it helpful to orientate myself on the courses I have taken in the master’s program: Are the theory seminars more appropriate for me, so that I could imagine that my master’s thesis should be a theoretical work? Would I like to deal with a current topic? Could I imagine writing my master’s thesis within a company? Such crude preliminary considerations help enormously to pin down the topic of his Master’s thesis in increasingly narrow circles. Personally, I have decided on a topical, day-political topic. The choice for this topic was easy for me: I combined the most interesting topic of my master’s program and an exciting and up-to-date political topic and thus found my dream topic for my Master’s thesis.

The appropriate topic for the Master’s thesis requires the choice of the right supervisor

The support situation for master’s theses is unfortunately not so good at many universities. Often there are only a supervisor for certain topics who receives numerous inquiries from students. That’s why you should generally try too early, rather than too late for a supervisor for his master’s thesis. Because in order to be able to work on your desired topic, you have to choose the right supervisor for the subject. Only then can your supervisor give you real help and advise you in difficult thematic questions, because as a rule, your supervisor should be familiar with the topic you are working on and the scientific methods. Only then can you benefit from the experience of your supervisor. So it is worthwhile to spend a lot of time thinking about possible topics for your Master’s thesis already some months before the actual start of the Master’s thesis in order to start the final phase of your studies as best as possible.

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