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THESIS, DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PAPER

THESIS, DISSERTATION AND PROJECT PAPER 

A thesis, or a dissertation or a project paper represents the research component of the postgraduate programme.  
 
At AeU, a thesis contributes to 100% fulfilment of the degree programme through original research under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period. In scope, the PhD thesis differs from a research Master thesis mainly by its deeper and more comprehensive treatment of its content and subjects. The thesis must be defended in an oral examination and/or viva voce examination.
 
A dissertation or a project paper contributes to a partial fulfilment of the postgraduate degree by research under a proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period. 
 
The thesis, or dissertation or project paper demonstrates authority in the candidate’s field and shows evidence of command of knowledge in relevant fields. 
 

 

Thesis

Dissertation

Project Paper

Fulfillment

Full

Partial

Partial

Length
PhD
Master

<100k words
<80k words

<80k words
<60k words

6k – 12k words

Estimated Time Frame

9 semesters

6 semesters

1–2 semesters