On February 13, 2023, the new Rector's Decree 2/2023 regulating the rules for the creation and uniform format of the written parts of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, and doctoral dissertations at the AMU become valid upon its signing and effective.e v termínu pdf emailem.
The assignment, creation, submission, and evaluation of university qualifying works (VŠKP) are governed by the following regulations:
Decree of the Rector No. 2/2023 regulating the rules for the creation and uniform format of the written parts of Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, and doctoral dissertations at the AMU and its annexes
Bachelor/diploma theses (hereinafter referred to collectively as “qualification thesis”) are a means for the students to demonstrate that they are capable of individually solving an assignment, doing the required secondary literature research, and/or reflecting on their creativity in a theory text.
Graduation performance is part of a university qualification thesis whereby the student demonstrates the level of their artistic/expert work by creating their work of art, performance, or expert project (the “graduation performance”).
The student shall have the right to propose the topic of his or her qualifying work. The student shall propose the topic of his or her qualifying work through AMU’s electronic information system KOS and by agreement with the presumptive thesis supervisor.
The assignment of qualifying work shall contain:
The focus of the thesis topic must correspond to the student’s program of study. The thesis topic shall not necessarily be identical to the thesis title. The student shall submit the printed and signed thesis proposal by a deadline set by the faculty calendar to the department. The assignment of the qualifying work shall be approved by the Dean in consideration of the student’s proposal upon the recommendation of the Head of the department. After its approval and based on the appropriate form, the assignment of a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis shall be entered by the department into KOS no later than three months before the thesis submission deadline.
ASSIGNMENT OF QUALIFYING WORK STANDARD (Rector's Decree No. 2/2023, Annex No. 1)
The student shall be required to create the thesis personally, honestly, and in observance of the rules set by AMU and the faculty. In particular, the student shall rigorously avoid all forms of plagiarism.
The requisite contents of the Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis are:
a) a title page containing the thesis title in the thesis language, the full names of AMU and of the faculty, the programme of study, possibly the specialisation or field, as the case may be, the names of the thesis supervisor and student, the academic title, and the month and year of submission of the thesis; b) a translation of the title page into English, or Czech in the case of a thesis written in a foreign language; c) the student’s declaration on the originality of the thesis on a separate sheet of paper; d) acknowledgements as a non-obligatory part of the thesis; e) an abstract in Czech and English, and in another foreign language, as the case may be; f) a table of contents; g) a list of annexes; h) a list of appellations and abbreviations; i) an introduction, containing the objectives of the thesis and rationale for the research topic; j) the text of the thesis, ordered according to chapters and sections, and possibly with sectional conclusions at the end of each chapter; k) a conclusion, containing a summary of the results and their implications for the field, outlook for further research, etc.; l) a list of works cited; m) separately numbered annexes containing drawings, examples in musical notation, developmental diagrams, photographs and tables, if these could not be included in the main text and constitute part of the thesis; n) as the case may be, a list of the student’s own artistic works or documentation of the artwork or artistic performance which is the topic of the written part, together with the date and venue of the publication or performance.
THESIS PAGES TEMPLATE - DOWNLOAD (Rector's Decree No. 2/2023, Annex No. 2)
The minimum length of the student’s own text in a written BACHELOR'S THESIS is 20 standard pages (36,000 characters including spaces and footnotes, excluding the list of works cited, abstract and any annexes) if it is supplemented with a graduate performance or 40 standard pages (72,000 characters including spaces and footnotes, excluding the list of works cited, abstract and any annexes) in other cases.
The minimum length of the student’s own text in a written MASTER’S THESIS is 40 standard pages (72,000 characters including spaces and footnotes, excluding the list of works cited, abstract and any annexes) if it is supplemented with a graduate performance or 60 standard pages (108,000 characters including spaces and footnotes, excluding the list of works cited, abstract and any annexes) in other cases.
For the running text, 11-point Arial font (or 11-point Roboto font) shall be used. The line spacing shall be set to 1.5 lines. The font colour shall always be black. A standard page has 60 characters per line and 30 lines per page, i.e. 1,800 characters including spaces. Margins shall be set to 2 cm on the bottom, top and right sides; the left margin shall be set to 3 cm for the binding. The text is normally fully justified (i.e. aligned on both sides).
Complete instructions for the creation and uniform format of the written parts of the thesis can be found in Rector's Decree No. 2/2023.
The deadline for submitting Bachelor’s and Master’s theses must be at least one month prior to the date of the oral defence. Theses shall be submitted through the information system KOS. The student submits a single data file (PDF), the date of submission shall be the date on which the thesis is uploaded to the information system, the prescribed information is filled in pursuant to the previous paragraph, and the student’s confirmation is provided by means of the “Confirm submission” (“Potvrdit odevzdání”) button. In addition, the student shall hand over to the department one printed and bound copy of the thesis as a supplemental for the needs of the opponent and the examination committee for the state final examination.
No later than at the time of submission, the student shall fill in the prescribed information about the thesis in KOS. These are as follows: a translation of the thesis title into English or another foreign language according to the thesis assignment; an abstract of the thesis in Czech and English, and possibly also another foreign language according to the thesis assignment; keywords.
The printed and electronic versions of the thesis must be the same and in accordance to the assignment of the qualifying work in the information system KOS.
The thesis supervisor and the opponent(s) shall elaborate written assessments of the thesis, which they shall be required to enter into the information system no later than 3 working days prior to the date of the oral defence. Written assessments of a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis elaborated by the supervisor and opponent(s) must expressly state a grade (i.e. a letter grade), as well as whether they recommend or do not recommend the thesis for oral defence. If the supervisor does not recommend the thesis for oral defence, then the student cannot be permitted to defend it. A student who has not been permitted to defend his or her thesis, or has failed to defend the thesis, shall be given a grade of “F” by the examination committee.
If at least one opponent does not recommend a graduation performance for defence, the student may not be admitted to defend their graduation performance. A student who is not admitted to defend their graduation performance or who fails to defend their graduation performance will be classified as “F” by the examination panel for thesis defence. Graduation performance as a part of the state final exam cannot be retaken.
SUPERVISOR'S ASSESSMENT OF A WRITTEN THESIS - TEMPLATE (Rector's Decree No. 2/2023, Annex No. 3)
OPPONENT'S ASSESSMENT OF A WRITTEN THESIS - TEMPLATE (Rector's Decree No. 2/2023, Annex No. 5)
Updated: 26 June 2023