||The master's thesis is a carefully argued scholarly paper of approximately 5. 000 - 6. 000 words (roughly 25-30 pages). It should present either an original research well founded and developed on a topic of your interest, or a survey of the state-of-the-art literature over a topic of your interest that is carefully documented from reliable and prestigious sources. In any case, an original contribution is expected. The thesis must have a focus that falls within the topics of the MEBA program, and it must be written under the guidance of an advisor. In MEBA the master theses are written in groups of 2-3 people. It is the students' task to propose a group to other classmates or to join an existing group. There will be no intervention on the side of the program coordinators. As the final element in the master's degree, the thesis gives the student an opportunity to demonstrate expertise in the chosen area and to develop the necessary team-work skills.