Defenses in 2023/2024

Defended theses

Submission of Master's Thesis: 1 electronic copy named firstname_lastname.pdf to ltms_kantselei@ut.ee

Submission deadlines: 

Defenses in the spring semester 2023/2024

June 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 2024, submission May 22 2024

Theses that reach the recipient's mailbox no later than 11:59 p.m. on the day of submission are considered submitted by the deadline. NB! All theses submitted will receive a reply within the next working day; if there is no answer, write to ltms_kantselei@ut.ee.

The presentation materials must be checked and uploaded to the computer in the defense room before the beginning of the defense session. The students whose defense is after the break, can use the break time for these preparations.

The time limit for master's defense presentation is 15 minutes. The defenses will be held publicly if not declared private. The thesis is defended in the form of an open academic debate which includes:

  1. presentation of the defender (up to 15 minutes)
  2. questions about the presentation
  3. reviewer's opinion
  4. general discussion, starting with the supervisor's assessment
  5. author's closing remarks (1 min)

The defended thesis is assessed in the closed part of the meeting where the supervisor(s) and reviewer(s) are allowed to participate. The chair of the committee announces the results of the defense within one working day after the defense. If a master's student has successfully defended their graduation thesis, they are considered to have graduated from the university with a master's degree.

Read more about the procedure for defense in the Faculty of Science and Technology here.