Checking date: 07/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Masters Thesis Seminar
Study: Master in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies (346)

Coordinating teacher: HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Description of contents: programme
-Features and structure of the Master's Thesis. -The logic of social research. -Alternative theoretical, methodological and technical in the elaboration, presentation and defense of the Master's Thesis. - Workshop on Cases.
Learning activities and methodology
Learning activities - Theoretical/practical classes - Tutorials - Individual student work Teaching Methodologies -Class presentationts by professor with support of computer and audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the bibliography is provided to complement the students' learning. -Critical reading of texts recommended by the professor: Press articles, reports, text books and / or academic articles, either for further discussion in class, or to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. -Presentation and discussion in class by students of topics related to the content of the subject, as well as practical cases. -Elaboration of work and reports individually or in groups.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Becker, H. S. . Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article, Second Edition. Chicago University Press. 2007
  • Booth, W. C., G. G. Colomb, J. M. Williams, J. Bizup, W. T. FitzGerald. The Craft of Research, Fourth Edition . Chicago University Press. 2016
  • Creswell, J. W. y J. D. Creswell. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, Fifth Edition . Sage. 2018
  • Leedy, P. D., J. E. Ormrod. Practical Research: Planning and Design, 12th Edition . Pearson. 2018
  • Machi, L. A. y B. T. McEvoy. The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success, Third Edition . Corwin. 2016
  • Turabian, K. L. . A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition. University of Chicago Press. 2018

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.