Master Thesis Structure

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STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

T H E S I S I N S T RU C T I O N S
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER AND SYSTEM SCIENCES

JANUARY 2013

THESIS INSTRUCTIONS
G OA L S LEARNING GOALS FOR A BACHELOR’S THESIS

After completing the course a student is expected to:


be able to independently complete an academic thesis, be able to choose and implement relevant scientific methods, be able to reflect about ethical aspects of research and developmental work, be able to search, find and summarize relevant scientific literature, be able to analyze and criticize relevant scientific literature, be able to critically reflect about one’s own work, especially regarding ethical and societal aspects, be able to discuss the need for knowledge development based on one’s own work, be able to author and defend a report with good argumentation written with an adequate and professional language, be able to properly utilize a reference system to correctly refer to and cite relevant scientific texts, be able to prepare and complete a short oral presentation of one’s own work, be able to author a short written review of one’s own work. LEARNING GOALS FOR A SWEDISH MAGISTER THESIS





















Same as for a Master’s thesis
LEARNING GOALS FOR A MASTER’S THESIS

After completing the course a student is expected to:


be able to independently complete a qualified academic thesis, be able to contribute to knowledge development in the areas of computer and system sciences, be able to choose and correctly use relevant scientific methods, be able to reflect about ethical aspects of research and developmental work,







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be able to search, find, summarize and build upon relevant scientific literature, be able to analyze and criticize relevant scientific literature, be able to critically reflect about one’s own work, especially regarding ethical and societal aspects, be able to discuss the need for knowledge development based on one’s own work, be able to author and defend a report with good argumentation written with an adequate and professional language, be able to properly utilize a reference system to correctly refer to and cite relevant scientific texts, be able to prepare and complete a short oral presentation of one’s own work, be able to author a short written review of one’s own work. GRADING CRITERIA















Grades for theses are decided in the following way: First, each criterion in the table below is given a value (possible values for each criterion are shown in the first column for each thesis type). The final grade is then calculated based on the rules described after the table. The minimum requirement for a passing grade is indicated with a bold typeface for each criterion.

Grading criterion
U1 Abstract Bachelor’s: 0/1 Magister: 0/1 Master’s: 0/1

Description
Requirement for 1 point: that the abstract of the thesis describes the problem, the research question, the choice and application of the research methods, the result, and conclusions and that it can be read and understood separately from the thesis.

Instructions
The abstract may not contain references to sections of the thesis, references, or not well-known abbreviations. The abstract shall be concise but detailed enough that a reader, after reading the abstract, can determine if the thesis is of interest. The abstract shall follow the Template for the Summary. A student may even include a complementary abstract structured in another way if desired. A thesis written en Swedish must even contain an English version of the abstract (entitled abstract). The introduction should be ample enough to provide the reader with adequate knowledge to understand the problem and research question of the thesis. The problem should be described in such a way that it is easy for the reader to understand it. The reader should not need

U2 Introduction Bachelor’s: 0/1 Magister: 0/1 Master’s: 0/1 U3 Problem...
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