Topic registration: at least one semester in advance (for the exact deadline please see “Semester Schedule” tab).
Thesis topic: Propose your own topic or choose from the topics offered in the Information System. Your proposed topic must be accepted by your supervisor. The supervisor will then enter the topic into the IS, where you can register formally it. The topic can be amended during writing, however any changes have to be approved by the supervisor.
Thesis supervisors: Thesis supervisors can be department members with a Ph.D. or a higher title. Supervisors who are not members of the department have to be approved by the Head of the Department.
Writing the thesis: You should regularly consult with your supervisor during the progress of your work.
Length of the thesis: The length of a Master’s thesis is 144.000 – 180.000 characters including spaces (80 – 100 standard pages) including footnotes, but excluding the title page, declaration, acknowledgements, table of contents, list of abbreviations, appendices, and bibliography.
A Master’s Thesis must include:
- Title page with the name of the university, faculty and programme, title of the thesis, type of the thesis (Master’s), name of the author, their UČO, place and year of completing the work.
- Declaration of originality (authorship).
- The cover of the printed version has to include the name of the university and faculty, type of the thesis (Master’s), name of the author, and place and year of completing the work.
- Table of contents including the exact lengths of the thesis (the parts specified above) in characters including spaces.
- Text of the thesis
- Annotation and keywords (must be submitted into the IS as well).
A thesis can include acknowledgements with thanks to the supervisors and/or other persons.
- Format: A4, duplexing is allowed
- Font size: 12 in the text, 11 in notes
- Spacing: 1,5 in the text, 1 in notes
- Notes: in footnotes or as endnotes at the end of each chapter or the whole text; notes are numbered in Arabic numerals
- Figures, tables and pictures: all have to be numbered and referenced. Can be included directly in the text or in an appendix.
- All pages have to be numbered.
- Students are required to uphold academic honesty rules. For the expected citation style see the Chicago Manual of Style Author-Date Quick Guide. Plagiarism and other breaches of academic integrity will have serious repercussions.
- The bibliography is at the end of the text and is sorted by alphabet. Sources without an author are sorted according to the first letter of their title. Titles in foreign languages are not translated. Titles written in a non-Latin script are transliterated into Latin script.
Submitting the thesis:
Students are obliged to enrol in the course Diploma seminar in the semester when they plan to defend their thesis. The Diploma seminar has to be successfully completed before the defence (requirements for completing the course are set by the supervisor, typically it means submitting a rough draft of the text). The final text is submitted in two identical versions:
- An electronic version uploaded into the Archive of Theses/Dissertations in the IS
- A printed version submitted at the department in two copies
A Master’s thesis must be submitted in hardback (hardcover) format.