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Colloquium for the Master thesis

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The graduate / the student:
• knows how scientific reviews are conducted
• knows how to present results to a scientific community
• can critically question scientific findings

prerequisites and co-requisites

according to admission requirements

course contents

• Support of the students during the preparation of the Master thesis
• Presentation and discussion of the question/ hypothesis, structure of the Master thesis, scientific methodology and formal design of the Master thesis

recommended or required reading

Atteslander, P.; Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung (13. A.). Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag; 2010
Bänsch, A.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten (11. A.). Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg; 2013
Mayring, P.; Die Praxis der Qualitativen Inhaltsanalyse (2. A.). Weinheim, Basel: Beltz Verlag; 2008
Theisen, M. R.; Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: Technik - Methodik - Form (15. A.). Munich: Vahlen; 2011

assessment methods and criteria


language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, presentation and discussion of tasks

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Schmiedinger, PhD

year of study

2. study year

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery


work placement(s)

not applicable