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Archived Curricula Guide 2012–2015
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PEACE006 Thesis seminar 5 ECTS
Organised by
MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research
Person in charge

Learning outcomes

One the basis of the seminar student can
- define an argumented research theme and elaborate logical question setting, that problematizes the topic
- outline a relevant research plan, find relevant literature and research material
- give constructive criticism
- manage different phases of the research process
- execute research independently


The thesis seminar convenes throughout the second year. Each student is required to present three papers and act and participate as opponent. Participation in the seminar sessions is compulsory, and students are required to read each other's papers and provide argumented comments on them.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

The student presents a) an updated version of problematically elaborated research plan, including a list of literature and other research material, b) an essay based on the literature (thematic literature studies to outline the framework relevant for the study) and c) a full chapter of the thesis. Each student also acts as an opponent to another student's paper.



Study materials

Reading list will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Social Sciences and Humanities