Course information
Course number ASTM31
Supervisor (optional - leave blank if you wish to be anonymous)
Course structure
1. What is your overall opinion of the Master's thesis as a course? 1 Excellent
3 Very good
0 Good
1 Fair
0 Poor
0 Very poor
0 Comments (optional):
- Great topics and very interesting to do research.
Supervision
2. How many hours of supervision did you get per week on the average?
2, 2, a few, 2
3. How was the quantity of the supervision? 0 Way too much
0 A bit too much
4 Appropriate
1 Too little
0 Way too little
Comments (optional):
- Not too many meetings but if I had any questions I could always ask them during coffee. Otherwise enough with one meeting per week.
- The supervisor had an open door policy, which was great. 5 minutes when you need them is better than scheduling an hourly meeting
4. How was the quality of the supervision? 2 Excellent
3 Very good
0 Good
0 Fair
0 Poor
0 Very poor
Comments (optional):
- The supervisor was always very committed, sometimes maybe abit too much.
Seminars
5. How well did the first and second seminar prepare you for the final seminar? 3 Very well
2 Well
0 Fairly well
0 Poorly
0 Very poorly
Comments (optional):
- It was not the first two seminars that helped the most but talking about the project with people at the department, friends, family and so on.
6. How useful was the feedback that you got from your first seminar (from the Master's programme coordinator) and second seminar (from the supervisor)? 2 Very useful
2 Useful
1 Neutral
0 Not so useful
0 Not at all useful
Comments (optional):
- It is always good to hear what you are doing well and what could be better.
7. How was your final mark relative to what you had expected? 0 Higher
4 The same
0 Lower
Comments (optional):
8. How clear were the requirements for the final seminar?
(e.g. was it clear what would constitute a VG performance?)
2 Clear
2 Somewhat clear
1 Not clear
Comments (optional):
Thesis
9. How difficult did you experience the process of writing? 1 Very difficult
1 Difficult
2 Moderate
1 Easy
Very easy
Comments (optional):
- Surprisingly easy. Here my supervisor helped me a lot with telling me how to write a thesis: structure etc.
10. How was the quantity of feedback to your writing from your supervisor? 0 Way too much
0 A bit too much
5 Appropriate
0 Too little
0 Way too little
Comments (optional):
11. How was the quality of feedback to your writing from your supervisor? 3 Excellent
1 Very good
1 Good
0 Fair
0 Poor
0 Very poor
Comments (optional):
12. How useful was the draft thesis for the writing process? 4 Very useful
0 Useful
0 Neutral
1 Not so useful
0 Not at all useful
Comments (optional):
- Very good. I could focus on writing the text rather than writing the equations.
13. How useful was the feedback to your draft thesis from the examiner? 2 Very useful
0 Useful
0 Neutral
3 Not so useful
0 Not at all useful
Comments (optional):
- Again it is good to hear what you are doing well and what could be better.
- I hardly received any feedback - unless you count two lines in an email
14. How clear were the formal requirements for the thesis?
(e.g. cover page, abstract, length, structure?)
1 Clear
0 Somewhat clear
4 Not clear
Comments (optional):
- Even though I asked for formal requirements I was never informed of e.g. coverpage and the requirement of a Swedish summary
Own work
15. How many hours per week did you spend on the Master's thesis VT 2011?
20, 20, 20, 15-20
16. How many hours per week did you spend on the Master's thesis HT 2011?
30, 30, 40, 25-30
17. How many hours per week did you spend on the Master's thesis VT 2012?
30, 40, 30, 40-60
18. What fraction of the time spent on the Master's thesis did you spend on literature studies? 30, 20, 20, 20
19. What fraction of the time spent on the Master's thesis did you spend on writing the thesis (including the draft)? 50, 30, 15, 30
20. What fraction of the time spent on the Master's thesis did you spend on preparing for seminars? 20, 10, 10, 5
21. The course work load was overall 1 too high
4 appropriate
0 too low
Comments (optional):
- I think I made it too high. I discovered that in science the answer of one question always leads to two new questions.
- The last 45% of my time was divided between acquiring data (10%) and analyzing the data (35%)
General
22. General comments to the course (optional) - Very fun! I really like doing research.
- I loved that the masters thesis stretched over more than a year, but it was extremely stressful to have exams in extra galactic astronomy (for an entire week) so close to the deadline.