This postgraduate class has been designed to assist 4th-semester M.A. students of National & Transnational Studies programme with respect to their individual MA thesis projects. It consists of a combination of in-class discussions and individual supervisions outside the classroom. The postgraduate class provides feedback and advice, both thematic and organizational. Focusing on the participants’ questions, problems, and needs, it is designed as a collaborative forum for the critical reflection of research questions and hypotheses, theoretical and methodological conceptions, and first results.
In addition, there will be the opportunity to discuss student career plans for the time after graduation. We will focus on both, academic options and the professions. Those embarking on academic careers will have the opportunity to discuss provisional ideas for their planned PhD projects and fellowship applications and receive advice on other aspects of academic career-building.