Thesis deadlines and guidelines
All the 2nd year Master's students (MSc Computer Science, MSc Software Engineering, MSc Data Science, MSc Cybersecurity, MA Innovation and Technology Management) who plan to defend their graduation thesis in Spring 2023 at the UT Institute of Computer Science are requested to submit their thesis topic and the name of the supervisor(s) by the 1st of November 2022 writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master's Thesis defence dates and submission deadlines 2022/2023:
- 23.03.2023, thesis submission deadline 09.03.2023. Defence schedule 23.03.2023
- 30.05.-02.06. and 05.06.-07.06.2023, thesis submission deadline 09.05.2023
All defenses take place on site.
Students are requested to submit their thesis in our online Graduation Theses Registry.
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Thesis related guidelines and regulations
- Requirements for graduation theses and their grading in the University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science
- Requirements for graduation thesis and procedure for defence in the Faculty of Science and Technology
- The procedure for processing cases of academic fraud and improper behaviour in studies in the Faculty of Science and Technology
There are at least three ways to do this:
- Participate at the annual UniTartuCS Day, which occurs at the end of September or the beginning of October. Many research groups will present their everyday work and thesis topics, which might interesting to you.
- Visit our Theses Topics Database to find out what topics our staff has put out.
- Think of a topic yourself and see which UniTartuCS research groups might be best suited to supervise you. Contacting yourself the possible supervisor and arrange a meeting to discuss your topics. The contacts of all our employees can be found here
It is recommended to start looking for the topic early. Therefore, attend the UniTartuCS Day if you are a second bachelor's or first-year master's student. The last time to choose the topic and supervisor is in the autumn of the previous academic year. Be sure to talk to a variety of potential supervisors as well. When speaking, the easiest way is to set the thesis topic's focus and understand what the tutor's expectations are for you and vice versa. This will make it easier for you to figure out if you are interested in a topic that seemed exciting at first. It is crucial that before finalizing the topic, you have reached an explicit agreement with the supervisor on the topic you are doing your dissertation on, and the supervisor has confirmed your willingness to supervise you on this topic.
- It is compulsory to add a CERCS code (Common European Research Classification Scheme) to the information sheet of the thesis.
- The thesis must be submitted to the theses database via the appropriate form. The name of the file should be formulated as surname_fieldofstudy_year.pdf.
- The thesis must also contain a disclosure licence at the end to allow the thesis to be made public and reproduced. The Institute of Computer Science applies an open-access policy to Master's theses, except in special cases where a thesis is declared confidential due to commercial reasons. Here can be found information about requesting closed defence and/or establishing restrictions on thesis publication.
- Licence authorising the electronic publication of the thesis
- Licence authorising the electronic publication of the thesis starting from a specific date
- Licence restricting the publication of the thesis
- Application for establishing restrictions on the publishing of the graduation thesis, and declaring the defence private
Graduation theses shall be defended on dates determined by defence committees. The dates and places for defence with the relevant time tables shall be published on the website of the Institute of Computer Science. Institute of Computer Science slaide templates. A graduation thesis is defended in the form of an academic debate.
The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes for a master’s thesis.
The main stages of the defence procedure are the following:
● the author’s presentation
● questions related to the presentation
● opinion of the opponent
● general discussion
● opinion of the supervisor
● the author’s final remarks