4. Parts of the Thesis

Structure of the thesis

Bachelor’s and master’s theses usually have the following three parts: the first part introduces the topic, the body contains a description of the implementation of the research, and the last part lists the information connected with the work. The following is thus a typical thesis construction.

  1. The first part contains
    • the cover page,
    • the description page,
    • the description page in the requested foreign language, if applicable (see Description Page),
    • the table of contents,
    • the list of figures, and
    • the list of tables.
  2. The body’s contents vary depending on the type of report (research or development project). For research reports, the body contains
    • the introduction of the topic,
    • the theoretical basis,
    • the implementation of the project,
    • the research results, and
    • the discussion.

    For development project reports, the body contains

    • the introduction and objectives,
    • the background of the project,
    • the theoretical basis,
    • the practical implementation of the project, and
    • the discussion.
  3. The last part contains
    • the list of references, and
    • the appendices.