The evaluation of the thesis is done by the assessor along with the supervisor. The assessor writes a statement that is a complete examination of the thesis. The statement is also signed by the supervisor. The supervisor has the right to request a thesis language revision.

With regard to practice in the subject and nature of the work, the degree thesis and master thesis are evaluated as satisfactory (1-2), good (3-4) or excellent (5). The grade is justified in the statement and determined by an overall assessment on the basis of the work, the maturity exam and presentation.

Degree thesis

The evaluation level of the degree thesis is determined by the EQF level 6, which establishes requirements on

  • advanced knowledge involving a critical understanding of theories and principles
  • advanced skills, demonstrating expertise and innovation
  • ability to solve complex problems in a specialised professional field
Master thesis

The evaluation level of the degree thesis is determined by the EQF level 7, which establishes requirements on

  • highly specialised knowledge as the basis for original thinking and research
  • awareness of knowledge issues in a field and at the point of contact between the different disciplines
  • specialised problem-solving skills in research and innovation to develop new knowledge, new procedures or integrate knowledge from different fields

The following factors are evaluated:

  1. Focus and relevance for the profession or occupation
    1. Benefit for the target group and profession or occupation
    2. Delimitation, object
    3. Positioning and connection to earlier research
    4. Understanding of the chosen theme (concept, theories)
  2. Method and work process
    1. Choice of method and application of method
    2. Presentation and purposefulness of the work process
    3. Information retrieval and processing
  3. Results and reflective discussion
    1. Presentation of results
    2. Evaluation and critical review of results
  4. Approach
    1. Originality or innovativeness
    2. Courage
    3. Independency
    4. Creativity
  5. Impression of the degree thesis as a whole and structure of degree thesis
    1. Design, logical structure and necessary parts
    2. Readability and flow
    3. Source reference apparatus
    4. Level of transparency and objectivity
    5. Quality of language
  6. Ethical relevance
    1. Research ethical formalities
    2. Ethical examination
    3. Sustainable development