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Tips for Master’s Thesis – Part 1

It’s been long since my previous post and I decided to write about the thing that has been keeping me busy in the previous weeks – my master’s thesis. If you are a student at LTH, finishing your degree with a thesis is probably of utmost importance, as you will be focusing on one project for 20 weeks while applying most of the knowledge you would have gained during your courses at the university. At LTH, this is also called a degree project and it corresponds to 30 credits of full-time study. This can be carried out at a company, usually leading to employment at the company or it can be completed at the university, leading to a career in academia. Moreover, it can be carried out individually or by two students in a group. There are also some requirements that need to be fulfilled to carry out a degree project and they can be found here, along with other information about the same. 
However, I would like to first talk about the tips you can use to find such a project:
  • If you would like to work on a degree project at a company, career fairs such as ARKAD are the best environments to reach out to companies and find out about the projects they are interested in carrying out. However, since the career fair was held online this year, the experience wasn’t the same and we had to explore other options to reach out to a company such as LinkedIn, company websites etc. One important advantage of studying at LTH is that the International Desk at Lund University organises seminars and talks where experienced recruiters teach students how to polish their LinkedIn pages and make the best of LinkedIn to network with companies and build relationships.
  • There are also websites such as the Lund University career portal, MyCareer at LU that you can use to keep an eye on the openings at companies and apply for the same. 
  • If you would like to work in your department at the university, however, it would be best to reach out to your professors and find out what are the areas in which they are conducting research and if there are any interesting projects that you can work on for your master’s thesis. Most of the professors at LTH are also connected with companies and sometimes, they may be able to recommend you for a project at a company as well. 
  • If you have an idea of your own for a master’s thesis, you can approach both a company and a professor, depending on the area of specialisation of the project, and take it further based on their inputs.
I would like to mention that I started my master’s thesis at Axis Communications on February 1st and I will be working on audio-based object detection. I would like to write more about the same in two or three more blog posts over the next few months, providing tips and insights into my experience. Please let me know in the comments if there is anything particular that you would like to know about the master’s thesis at Lund University. 
Take care!
2 February, 2021

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  1. Metuge

    I took great interest in the Masters Wireless Communication.I hold a Bachelor in Physics and Diploma in Computer networks.I don’t know if I can be admitted.Also what are the programming Language’s you must learn to sail through the program better still what are the mathematical tools,practical tools you need to equip yourself to better go through the entire program with little difficulties.Are there partial schoars hips for fees paying students.What is the accommodation rates.How about the employment possibilities.I wish you well as you write your thesis.I will be very glad to get your response with regard’s to the above concerns.Leonel

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