Course code LauZ6129

Credit points 6

Master Thesis I

Total Hours in Course240

Independent study hours240

Date of course confirmation30.10.2012

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author reserch

Biruta Bankina

Dr. biol.

Course abstract

The subject of the Master Thesis is dependent on the direction of specialization and the theme of investigations. Literature studies should be started, methods of investigations should be chosen, and the plan of investigations should be prepared.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students obtain the knowledge pertaining to the topic of the Master Thesis and acquire advanced skills to be able to work with scientific literature. Students can analyse and summarize the literature and choose adequate methods of investigations. The prepared paper should present an idea about the preparation of the Master Thesis.

Requirements for awarding credit points

A test without a grade. The independent work should be submitted and defended.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Preparation of the independent work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

A properly formatted independent work summarizing the already accomplished tasks of the Master Thesis according to the plan of investigations is submitted.

Compulsory reading

1. Kārkliņš A., Kreišmane Dz. Studiju darbu izpilde un noformējums: metodiskie norādījumi Lauksaimniecības fakultātes studentiem. 4.papild. un pārstr. izdevums. Jelgava: LLU, 2012.