Writing and successfully defending the Master's thesis is the culmination of the two-year study at APPP and is one of the most important and memorable aspects of a student's academic life at APPP.

The work on the thesis will begin in the second half of the first year, and student will devote a substantial part of his/her second year to the thesis. A typical thesis will be a research into a policy question related to the country from which the student comes from. The thesis will review the theoretical and empirical literature relating to the issue, reflect on relevant country specific issues, and develop a testable model that will help to answer the policy question. The thesis will then conduct empirical testing of the model, from which results policy conclusions and recommendations will be drawn.

During work on the thesis, the student will be supervised and be advised by faculty members. After submitting the thesis, the student will have to defend the thesis in front of the APPP faculty.

A list of thesis titles submitted by past graduates can be found here.

A list of thesis titles