Courses Master Display 2021-2022

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Course title Writing a Master's Thesis Proposal: Learning and Development in Organisations
Course code EBS4005
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Pass / Fail
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
S1 30-8-2021 21-1-2022 C
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Therese Grohnert
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Language of instruction English
The skills course is dedicated to the development of academic skills necessary to write a master thesis.

Didactical concept
Workshops on the different subjects resulting in a master thesis proposal.

Formative assessment: feedback on the thesis proposal.
Summative assessment: acceptance vs. rejection of research proposal by supervisor.

Link with qualifications
Generic competencies
- Scientific knowledge
- Academic reasoning
- Research skills
Content: Students start the master’s project in a skills course dedicated to issues of conducting academic research in one of the relevant research fields. Attention is paid to methods of data gathering, data analysis, data evaluation, and research design. Writing a project proposal is another important ingredient in this course.
On EleUM, students are provided with literature and materials that help them to write their master thesis (e.g, APA-guidelines, referencing software, examples of good articles and master theses etc.) and to analyse their data. Resources are categorized according to different research methods and methods of analysis. In each section, students find helpful materials such as (a) books and articles that explain how to run analyses, (b) demonstration videos and/or (c) sample articles on how to report your analyses.
An overview of the resources can be found on EleUM under ‘Skill MA Thesis: Management of Learning (EBS 4005)’ (
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Learning and Development in Organisations Thesis