Year-long paper and Master thesis

Year 3 - Empirical Paper

During the 3rd year each student is required to write an empirical paper which will let them conduct their own research. After the winter semester students need to obtain a "pass" (in Polish "zaliczenie"), while after the spring semester they need to obtain a grade. The final grade constists of the tutor's and reviewer's grades, averaged and, if necessary, rounded up.

How an empirical paper should look like: [template with hints], [guidelines]
Tutor and reviewer could, but do not have to use [this form] in order to grade the student.

How to use tests from the Diagnostic Techniques Lab: [a guide]

Years 4-5 - Master Thesis

During the 4th and 5th year of studies each student prepares a Master Thesis. They defend the thesis during the final defence exam which finishes the studies. Preparing the thesis lasts for 4 semesters. After the first 3 semesters students need to obtain a "pass" (in Polish "zaliczenie") and after the 4th semester they need to receive a grade. This grade reflects how the student worked during the thesis preparation (eg. if they submitted all needed reports, if they worked regularly etc). There is a separate grade for the thesis itself. [Learning outcomes] for the Master Thesis.

After finishing all the courses and preparing the thesis, there is a final defence exam. It is an oral exam during which the student presents their thesis in front of the commission consisting of 3 members of the Faculty. Note: students who are to defend their thesis in October 2013 or later are also going to answer one question concerning the studies. Starting from 2014, each student draws two questions and choose one to answer. Questions will come from [this list]. More questions will be added to this list in the future.

First pages of the Master Thesis:
[download the template] 
[hints on how first pages should look like]


Other files:
[graduate's ABC] (based on students' frequently asked questions),
[clearance card ("obiegówka") form]

How to use tests from the Diagnostic Techniques Lab: [a guide]

How to find a tutor?

Each student is responsible for finding a tutor for him-/herself according to their interest. The procedure is:
1. Check the Tutor List on the Moodle website. Find a tutor who would best fit the area of your interests.
2. Download the Tutor Declaration from the Moodle website.
3. Contact the tutor. Tell them what you would like to write about. If they agree to be your tutor, ask them to sign the Tutor Declaration.
4. Bring the Tutor Declaration to the office. From this moment the cooperation between you and your tutor becomes official.

 


 

Year 2 - Theoretical Paper (for the last time in the 2012/13 academic year)

During the 2nd year each student is required to write a theoretical paper. In the 2012/13 academic year this requirement concerns 2nd-year students for the last time. 2nd-year students in the 2013/14 academic year or later will not have to write this paper. The change is connected to the update of the program. After the winter semester students need to obtain a "pass" (in Polish "zaliczenie"), while after the spring semester they need to obtain a grade. The final grade constists of the tutor's and reviewer's grades, averaged and, if necessary, rounded up.

Some [guidelines] how your paper should look like.
Tutor and reviewer could, but do not have to use [this form] in order to grade the student.