Master's Thesis & Research Report
- Features and Characteristics of the Master’s Thesis / Research Report
- Research Proposal
- Notification of Intent
- Submission Requirements and Deadlines
- Procedures for Master's Theses and Research Reports
Features and Characteristics of the Master’s Thesis / Research Report
|Master’s Thesis||Research Report|
Requires a submission and approval of a research proposal and outlining of the topic before the start of research
Requires a presentation at the Joint Research Presentation prior to submission
Is approximately 15,000 words long
Is submitted and examined within the same deadlines and according to the same procedures
Is examined by two faculty members – the supervisor and another professor
Specific analytical frameworks with extensive literature review, research questions, and hypotheses as well as explicit methodology that is common to a given academic field.
It is recommended that analytical frameworks be set up; however, this is not compulsory. Research background and research objectives are clearly indicated.
The empirical findings contain originality and contribute something new to the existing academic field.
Collecting sufficient data and evidence to attain research objectives and analysis of this data in a logical manner towards reaching certain conclusions is required. It is not mandatory to contribute anything new to the existing academic field.
All students must submit a research proposal to be examined within each Division for completion of the program. The research proposal should include the theme of the study, the research question and background, the significance of the study, methodology, and other necessary information.
- 1-year completion program: 1st semester
- 1.5- or 2-year completion program: 2nd semester
|Submission Deadlines||Announcement of Examination Results|
|Spring Semester||Last working day on or before June 30||Last working day on or before August 5|
|Fall Semester||Last working day on or before January 10||Last working day on or before February 10|
Note: Submission instructions will be given each semester.
A soft copy signed by your supervisor should be submitted to the Academic Office by the above deadline. Please make sure that you obtain your supervisor's signature (approval) in advance and attach the designated application form to your proposal.
Notification of Intent to Submit a Master’s Thesis / Research Report
All students in their final semester should submit a Notification of Intent to Submit a Master's Thesis or Research Report accompanied by a summary of their Master's Thesis/Research Report.
|Spring Semester||Fall Semester|
|Submission Deadline||May 15||November 5|
If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.
Submission Requirements and Deadlines
|Spring Semester||Fall Semester|
|Submission||June 15||December 5|
|Notification of Examination Results||July 5||December 25|
|Resubmission||July 25||January 15|
|Notification of Final Results||August 5||January 30|
- 1. If the deadline falls on a weekend or a holiday, or a day when the office is closed, the deadline will move to the immediately preceding working day.
- 2. All Master’s Theses and Research Reports must be submitted by 16:30. Any papers submitted after this time will not be accepted.
Master’s Thesis/Research Report Submission
One soft copy of the Master's Thesis/Research Report must be submitted to the Academic Office for examination. The soft copy must be submitted to Moodle.
A designated title page must be attached to the Master's Thesis/Research Report upon submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. Master's Thesis / Research Report Title Page (for examination). Master's Theses/Research Reports without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Submission guidelines are made available to students in their submitting semester through Campus Terminal and Moodle.
Master's Thesis / Research Report Revision and Re-Examination
All students whose examination result was decided as "Minor Revision" or "Major Revision" must revise their Master's Thesis/Research Report according to the examiners' recommendations and resubmit the updated version for re-examination.
The revised Master's Thesis/Research Report must include responses to the examiners' comments and students are asked to attach this to their revised Master's Thesis/Research Report.
Master's Thesis / Research Report Re-Submission
One soft copy of the Master's Thesis/Research Report which was required to be revised must be resubmitted to the Academic Office for re-examination. The soft copy must be submitted to Moodle.
The designated title page must be attached to the Master's Thesis/Research Report upon re-submission. All required information on the title page must be typed. Master's Theses/Research Reports without attached title page will not be accepted under any circumstance.