PSMA022 Master's Thesis

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Kateřina Bartošová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Marek Blatný, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Michal Hrdlička, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Martin Jelínek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vojtěch Juřík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Libor Komárek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Petr Květon, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Hana Přikrylová Kučerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zuzana Slováčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Zdenka Stránská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Urbánek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Dalibor Vobořil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Iva Burešová, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology – Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is completion and submission of a diploma thesis that meets academic standards.
Learning outcomes
Students demonstrate their ability to plan, implement and complete a medium-term project. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- to formulate a relevant research question;
- to schedule research plan on a specific topic;
- to implement the steps that lead to the realization of the research project;
- to conduct research independently;
- to present the results in a standard written form, which meets the standards of academic discourse.
  • Preparation of students for the successful completion of the diploma thesis (theoretical or research work, usually about 140000 characters). During the consultation, attention is paid to the content and formal criteria of the written diploma thesis. The content aspects of the work:
  • - the clarity, specificity, complexity and feasibility of the objective,
  • - level of description of the current state of knowledge,
  • - the rationale and suitability of the methodology chosen,
  • - compliance with the process requirements, complexity and quality of the solution,
  • - level of interpretation and discussion of acquired knowledge,
  • - the ability to name the limits of the study,
  • - explicit naming of ethical aspects of the study and its rigorous compliance in all phases of the solution and publication of the study results.
  • The formal aspects of the work:
  • - the structure of the diploma thesis (f.e. the research work is based on the IMRAD model),
  • - quality of work with professional literature (information sources, citation format),
  • - terminology, stylistics and grammar,
  • - level of documentation (tables, graphs, pictures, attachments),
  • - carefullness and accuracy of text processing.
  • The course is finished by uploading an approved master's thesis to the information system.
  • dle tematu diplomové práce - viz zadání diplomové práce
Teaching methods
individual consultations with the thesis supervisor on an as-needed basis
Assessment methods
Adoption completed thesis to the defense   supervisor affirms granting credit. Credit for this course is awarded by the thesis supervisor based on his/her evaluation of the student’s progress in writing the diploma thesis.
Classified evaluation thesis is the result of the defense, which is based on reports   opponent and their supervisor.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Spring 2024, Autumn 2024.
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