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PEACE034 Master's Thesis 35 ECTS
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MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

Learning outcomes

To write and submit a master’s thesis, which shows that the student has the ability of:
- independent information retrieval
- analysis and criticism of data
- independent production and application of information


A master’s thesis contains 60-80 1,5 spaced pages plus preliminary pages including a table of contents and a list of references. It should demonstrate sound theoretical and methodological knowledge and expertise in an area or issue relevant to the content of the Master’s Programme.
The master’s thesis will show that the student:
- is able to define and process the chosen research problem
- shows a readiness in academic thinking
- has a command of the theories and research methods in his/her work
- has become familiar with the subject matter of the thesis and the literature of the field of study
- has skills in academic communication
- has a readiness to work persistently and the ability to discern the entire perspective of his/her work

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Thesis / dissertation 
In English
Further information 

The thesis also includes a maturity test, an essay written on the theme of the thesis. The maturity test will be examined both by the thesis examiner for its content, and by a language expert for the academic language (English/Finnish/Swedish).

Independent writing and individual supervision by the supervisor, possibly with the support of an external supervisor in the partner university.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
The evaluation of the master’s thesis is based on the following factors: - The aims of the thesis and defining of the subject - Methods and materials - Putting theoretical background to use - The analysis of the work and the handling of the subject - Conclusions and their assessment

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities