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Course module: U40070-M-3
U40070-M-3
Thesis Seminar
Course info
Course moduleU40070-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Catholic Theology; TST: Systematic Theology/Philosophy; Systematic Theology and Philosophy;
Is part of
M Theology and Religious Studies (track Christianity & Soc)
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. S. Gärtner
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 11/01/2021 up to and including 20/08/2021
Aims
1. The student is able to write a thesis plan including topic selection, formulation of a research question, specification of the research methods, and a provisional table of contents.
2. The student is able to carry out detailed bibliographical research and to compile a basic bibliography for his or her thesis.
 
In case the student has chosen the extended master, he or she drafts the thesis in the form of an academically founded policy report. The thesis plan will have a provisional character due to the expectations at the place of internship. It then should include a planning for the internship.
Content
In the seminar, students will prepare for writing a Master's thesis.
The first part of the seminar will result in a thesis plan in which students: select a research topic, formulate the leading research question, specify their research method(s) and draw up a provisional table of contents and a basic bibliography. Students will be given criteria and instructions, they will search for an appropriate supervisor, and, if necessary, second supervisor. They will give a presentation of their thesis plan, and comment on the presentations of fellow students. This part is completed when the proposed supervisor(s) and the non-supervising examiner have officially approved the plan. 
The actual writing process takes place during the second part of the seminar. There will be meetings during this part in which students present samples of their work-in-progress and give feedback on each other’s work.

Type of exam 
Written thesis plan
Contact person
dr. S. Gärtner
Timetable information
Thesis Seminar
Required materials
Literature
Procedure Master’s Thesis Christianity and Society
Manual
Procedure Master’s Thesis Christianity and Society
Recommended materials
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Tests
Written

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