Thesis-based MA

Thesis-based MA in Hispanic Studies

With the approval of the Graduate Committee and with the appropriate Supervisor, students complete 7 half-courses and write a thesis.  The topic is selected in cosultation with the Supervisor.  The decision to pursue the thesis option should be decided by the end of the first term of the first year in the program.

In accordance with University regulations for graduate supervision, each student writing a thesis will have a Supervisor and a Second Reader.  A student approved to write a M.A. thesis, must complete a 5-10 page proposal by the end of the second term of the first year.

For formatting guidelines, submission details, and examination procedures, please visit Western's School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Thesis web page.

Thesis Regulations can be found on the SGPS website as well, at the following link: http://grad.uwo.ca/current_students/regulations/8.html

A typical thesis-based M.A. will look like this:


Year in Program:
M.A. 1
Term 1 (Fall) Term 2 (Winter) Term 3 (Summer)
Coursework

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or Research Methods &
Information Systems Seminar

Course 2

Course 3

Transatlantic or Research Methods course continued
(Course 1)

Course 4

Course 5

Thesis

Draft ideas for M.A. Thesis topic

By the end of the term, speak with potential thesis
supervisor and seek approval of the Graduate
Committee

Finish and submit M.A. thesis proposal

After approval,
begin work on M.A. Thesis

Year in Program:
M.A. 2
Term 4 (Fall) Term 5 (Winter) Term 6 (Summer)
Coursework

Transatlantic Studies Seminar or Research Methods &
Information Systems Seminar

Course 7

Transatlantic or Research Methods course continued
(Course 6)
Thesis

Continue work on M.A. Thesis

Continue work on M.A. thesis

Finish and submit M.A. Thesis

Defense

Apply for graduation