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Proceeding

Procedure for writing a Bachelor or Master thesis at our chair:

  1. Read the directions (for writing a bachelor thesis or for writing a master thesis) and become aware of what is expected of you.
  2. Please contact the chair 4 to 6 weeks prior to your preferred starting date. Explain in which field you would like to write your thesis and when you would like to start.
  3. Arrange an appointment. Take your transcript of records and a completed registration form (provided by the examination office) with you. During this appointment, we will discuss potential topics and the methodological direction of your thesis (theoretical/empirical).
  4. At your starting date, we will send you the concrete topic for your thesis, the starting literature and some further instructions via e-mail. From this point, you will have two months (Bachelor) resp. six months (Master) to write your thesis. You can write your thesis either in German or in English.
  5. After approximately 10 days (Bachelor) or 3 weeks (Master) you should meet with your advisor to discuss the outline of you thesis and additional literature. Please print out the outline and bring it to the appointment.
  6. For a Master thesis, there is an additional obligatory meeting after about three months to discuss your own scientific contribution in the second part of your thesis.
  7. Approximately three weeks (Bachelor) resp. six weeks (Master) before the end of your work period, you present your thesis in the thesis colloquium. The presentation time is 20 minutes for your bachelor's thesis resp. 30 minutes for your master's thesis. You present the main aspects of your thesis based on PowerPoint-Slides, answer questions and receive feedback.
  8. Four to six weeks after you finished your thesis you will receive your grade. Afterwards you can make an appointment with your advisor for personal feedback.

Topics of former Bachelor and Master theses can be found here.