Checking date: 15/01/2019

Course: 2019/2020

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

Coordinating teacher: HIDALGO TRENADO, MANUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Master Final Project
ECTS Credits: 12.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
After completing the course, the student will be able to carry out a full investigation, the final result of which will be a document (report, scientific article, or working document) with the quality standards of a professional analyst. For this the student: 1. will come to dominate a specific topic in the field of geopolitical and strategic analysis. 2. will be able to prepare a document with a rigorous theoretical base based on the knowledge acquired in the Master. 3. will put into practice the knowledge about methodology and analysis techniques acquired during the Master. 4. will produce and / or use the most appropriate qualitative or quantitative data to address the space or geopolitical phenomenon studied. 5. will analyze available data with appropriate research techniques. 6. will write the document in a clear and rigorous manner, from the written, iconographic or visual point of view, so that the results can be communicated effectively. 7. will present and defend orally the results of her/his work before a committee composed of at least one professor of the Master.
Description of contents: programme
1. Selection of a space and relevant geopolitical phenomenon to analyze. 2. Link the studied subject to existing knowledge in the field of geopolitical and strategic analysis. 3. Develop a research design that allows to analyze with efficiency and rigor the topic selected. 4. Apply concepts and select and / or generate data. 5. Analyze the data to carry out the project. 6. Organize the structure of the dissertation. 7. Write the work and present the data in an effective and rigorous manner. 8. Defend publicly the thesis and answer the questions that are asked.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 100
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 0
Additional information

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