About master’s degree

On this page, you can find everything connected to registering your topic, writing your Master’s thesis and defending your thesis on second cycle programmes of Geology, Geotechnology, Metallurgy and Mining offered by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering.


Instructions for submitting and writing the second-level Master’s thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering:

Instructions for writing the thesis

Instructions for writing the thesis are determined in accordance with the first- and second-cycle Rules on Graduation. On the Forms and documents site you can find instructions on how to write the first inner pages of the Master’s thesis.

Instructions for submitting the thesis

Students are required to submit one bound copy of the Master’s thesis to the Student Administration Office, together with the assessment of the Master’s thesis, written by the mentor and co-signed by the other members of the committee. The FNSE Studies Commission is then tasked with confirming the grade given for the Master’s thesis. The defence of Master’s theses is carried out in accordance with the deadlines given for defending undergraduate and Master’s thesis; this applies to all the months, except for July and August.

Candidates who receive the confirmed grade from the FNSE Studies Commission and submit the following documents to the Student Administration Office by the official deadline may defend their Master’s thesis:

  • The Indeks booklet (with all the grades, signatures and frequencies)
  • Copy of a Birth certificate
  • Copy of a Marriage certificate (if you have changed your surname in the course of your studies)
  • Hard-bound copies of the Master’s thesis (number of copies is equivalent to the number of members of the commission) and a CD containing the thesis in the PDF format. The CD should have a protective cover (sleeve) and be glued to the back interior cover of the copy.
  • A statement of authorship, allowing public release
  • Consent allowing the use of your e-mail address for contacting you (optional)
  • A certificate from the departmental library (confirming you have no outstanding dues)

*When more than two years have passed since full-time status of student expired, student must pay for the defence of the Master’s thesis).


  • Before binding the thesis, its contents must be examined by EVERY member of the evaluation commission and a grade must be given.
  • A technical examination of the bibliography is reviewed by the librarian.
  • The Master’s thesis must be proof-read. In the event of grammatical errors, the Studies Commission has the authority to reject the work.


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