The Master's Thesis Process

Information about the master's thesis
  1. Register for and participate in the Research Seminar of your major subject / Master's Programme. In the Research Seminar, you will decide on a topic for your thesis. You will also have a thesis supervisor.
  2. Remember to fill in the data processing description Opens in new window
  3. Use the correct formatting Opens in new window  (NB! use another browser than Google Chrome to access the formatting instructions) for the master's thesis when beginning to write and continue using it throughout the thesis process.
  4. The guidelines for the scope of the theses are 60-70 pages of factual content. The maximum number of pages in an acceptable master's theses, including cover pages, tables of contents and references and appendices, is 100. Deviations from the number of pages only according to prior agreement with the supervisor.
  5. Acquaint yourself with the Writing and Referencing tools on the library's homepage.
  6. Write your thesis.
  7. When your thesis is nearly finished, write an abstract of your thesis.
  8. When your thesis is finished, follow these instructions.

If you wish to graduate before a certain date please see the annual Timetable for graduation.

The publicity of the theses

All theses are public. A thesis can not be classified as secret. The theses become public when they are approved. Possible confidential material shall not be submitted to Hanken as a part of the Master's thesis. Even if your thesis is sponsored by a company, you must not include confidential material in your thesis. If you have confidential material that the reviewers of your thesis have to read to be able to grade your thesis, you must hand in this material separately directly to the reviewers. You must decide yourself how you should divide your material between the thesis and the confidential material.

General Assessment Rubric for Master's Theses

All programmes at Hanken are continuously assessed and developed within the Assurance of Learning process. The Master's thesis is an important measure point when it comes to assure the learning of the students in our programmes. The assessment rubric that is used for this purpose is also a tool for you as a student to know the expectations on your performance. You can find the General Assessment Rubric for MSc Theses and more information on the page that presents the Assurance of Learning.