level of course unit
second cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to independently review and develop a specialist topic in the area of sport, culture and event management as well as to verify and apply scientific methods.
prerequisites and co-requisites
The Master's thesis is a scientific, written piece of work which focuses on application in the real world and on problem solving. It has clear reference to the thematic areas and specializations of the course (sport, culture and event management, urban studies, destination management, venue management, leadership management).
The subject of focus will be prepared on the basis of a scientific piece of work - this is done independently and without external help (with specified sources and tools). Through these methods it will be ensured that students will be capable of selecting a subject which is both scientific and application-oriented. During the Master’s thesis seminar the students will be supported and supervised in the preparation of their master's thesis. The selection of a topic, organization and time management should be independently carried out by the student - this is done mainly through the critical examination of possible research questions and hypotheses. The mentor tutor will guide the students in scientific methods and during the individual coaching time formal composition will be discussed along with the question of time management.
recommended or required reading
Atteslander, P. (2010): Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung. 13. Auflage, ESV
Eco, U. (2003): Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeit schreibt. 10. Auflage, C.F. Müller
Saukko, Paula (2006). Doing research in cultural studies: an introduction to classical and new methodological approaches. Sage Publications Ltd.
assessment methods and criteria
language of instruction
number of ECTS credits allocated
planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion
semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered
name of lecturer(s)
year of study
2. year of studies
recommended optional program components
course unit code
type of course unit
compulsory (Master Thesis)
mode of delivery