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Diploma Seminar I - JSM605
Title: Diploma Seminar I
Czech title: Diplomový seminář I
Guaranteed by: Department of Public and Social Policy (23-KVSP)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 30 (6)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Belongs to the student work of type: diplomová práce
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D.
Class: Courses not for incoming students
Incompatibility : JSM694
Is incompatible with: JSM694
Last update: doc. PhDr. Pavol Frič, Ph.D. (19.09.2023)


In the winter semester (2023/4) the teaching will take place in the form of full-time. In the event of a worsening of the Covid 19 pandemic and full-time teaching is not possible, the course will be taught online.



The Diploma Seminar prepares students for developing their own diploma thesis. The students will receive counseling in how to formulate a research questions and develop a project description for their diploma thesis. They will receive insights in tools for gathering information, literature and gives experience with academic writing techniques.

Cíl předmětu

Completing the diploma thesis and prepare for its successful defence is the main goal of the course.



In the diploma thesis the student must demonstrate the ability to work independently in keeping with academic standards, a knowledge and understanding of the relevant scholarly literature and the ability to analyze the issue under study.
Student will present and comment each other’s project descriptions, revise these with regards to the feedback from fellow students and teacher, before it is submitted for final approval.
The timetable for the consultations is arranged on an individual basis.


Podmínky absolvování kurzu 

Course assignments:
1. Diploma thesis project presentation

2. Participation on discussions 

3. Delivery comments on the projects of other seminar participants

4. Delivery of the diploma thesis advanced project.


The course can be completed by obtaining a credit.


According to the focus of the diploma thesis


Bui.Y.N. (2014) How to write a masters´s thesis, 2nd edition, San Francisco: SAGE,  305pp.

Murray, R. (2002). How to write a thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Oliver, P. (2004). Writing your thesis . London: Sage Publications.


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