• Thesis must be submitted only electronically no later than 28 May 2020 by 3 p.m to your Study Counsellor.
  • The times of the defences are:
    • Anthropology MA - 15 June (M-135)
    • Estonian Studies - 17 June (S-422)
    • Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies - 16 June (M-224)
  • Registration for the graduation exam (if the curriculum ends with the exam) will take place in ÕIS until 7 May 2020.

Submitting the thesis

The thesis must be submitted in electronic copy only as a digitally (ID card signed) signed container consisting of the following documents:

  1. The electronic copy of the thesis in PDF format. The name of the electronic file must have the author’s name;
  2. A licence which permits the publishing of the electronic thesis in the Tallinn University Academic Library repository ETERA. Please do not include the licence into your thesis file, add it as a separate document to the container;
  3. An information form (Please pay meticulous attention to your thesis title in Estonian and in English as these will be entered into the database and will appear as part of your graduation documents).

The container must be digitally signed by your supervisor,  this confirms that your thesis is ready to be submitted. If you do not have a valid ID card and cannot create and sign the container, ask your supervisor to create and sign it.

The Tallinn University School of Humanities demands the confirmation of authorship: on the next page after the title page the author of the thesis must have a confirmation that all the sources have been appropriately referenced and quoted. The text that must be used:

“I hereby confirm that I am the sole author of the thesis submitted. All the works and conceptual viewpoints by other authors that I have used, as well as data deriving from sources have been appropriately attributed.”

 

Graduation Exam

Graduation Exam
The aim of the graduation exam is to show that you have acquired and mastered the subject related knowledge and skills you have accumulated during your BA studies and you are able to apply this knowledge. The graduation exam also enables to show research and analytical skills in the context of a research paper, which should show the mastery of composing coherent and linguistically flawless text.

The requirements to participate at a Graduation Exam
The student has the obligation to familiarize oneself with the contents and requirements of the graduation exam beforehand. The student should individually work through all the materials related to the preparation for the exam. 
The registration for the exam should be submitted in ÕIS no later than 07.05.2020. Please use ‘other type of application’. Additionally, the student must fill in and upload as an attachment with the application the information form.
All the results of the assessments and exams should appear on ÕIS at the latest three working days before the first part of the graduation exam takes place.
To be entered for the exam you must have fulfilled all the requirements of your study programme and you cannot have pending financial obligations to the university.

Thesis defence

The thesis can be defended only when the rest of the curriculum has been fulfilled and all graduation requirements met. All results must be in the database at the latest three days before defence. All the results still pending at the time of submission must be listed on the information form submitted with the thesis.

The external examiner report will be sent to student’s tlu.ee email at the latest one working day before the defence.

The slide show used during the defence must be uploaded at the latest one working day before the defence to the link sent to the student. The name of the file must be the student’s name. During the defence we will provide a computer so that the slide show can be accessed.

Confirming your thesis topic

All BA and MA students must submit their application for confirming their thesis topic during the last nominal year of studies. The application form is here.

The application must also be submitted by the students who have exceeded nominal study time but have not yet submitted the application.

Application should prefarably be submitted electronically to Maris Peters or brought to her office S-408 by 16th October. Please make sure that all the fields of the application are filled in and that it is (digitally) signed by both the student and the supervisor.

The Style Sheet for BA and MA Thesis at the School of Humanities

 

Defence boards for 2019/20

BA Exam
 

Liberal Arts in Humanities: Associate Prof. Julia Kuznetski (head), Professor Piret Viires, Lecturer Alari Allik, Lecturer Joonas Plaan, Lecturer Natalia Tšuikina.  

Master's Theses

 
Anthropology (HIANM.HT): Associate Professor Carlo Cubero, Professor Helen Sooväli-Sepping, Lecturer Marje Ermel, Lecturer Joonas Plaan
Estonian Studies (EKESM.HT) Professor Piret Viires, Professor Marek Tamm, Professor Anna Verschik, Associate Professor Tõnis Saarts, lecturer Lauri Linask
Literature, Visual Culture and Film Studies (HIKVM.HT): Associate Professor Eneken Laanes, Professor Andres Kurg, Lecturer Matthias Jost, lecturer Teet Teinemaa, Researcher  Piret Peiker