With his/her master’s thesis, a student is supposed to prove his/her ability to take part in the scientific process by doing a small piece of research and write an appropriate paper on it. The thesis should have a length of approximately 80 pages. The thesis defense contains a presentation of the thesis’ contents as well as a discussion.
problems. He or she can present and defend approaches, underlying theory and results. Soft skills: The student can handle the formal requirements associated to a research paper: investigating the research context, collecting material from the scientific literature, performing and processing bibliographical inquiries, presenting own ideas in the scientific environment of the given topic.