Finding a supervisor for your thesis is essential to apply for admission and to be guided to a successful degree. The supervisor oversees your research and the development of your thesis. On this page you will find information about the supervision of Master’s theses.
There is the possibility of writing your Master’s thesis in our team, with Marcel Zentner, Francesca Talamini and Julia Vigl as main supervisors and Hannah Strauß and Vivienne Biedermann as co-supervisors.
Please carefully read through the requirements and research fields of our team members to find the right supervisor for your topic.
Reach out to our team members
When reaching out to our team members, please avoid general inquiries such as expressing a broad interest in the topics of our department. Instead, please be specific in the topic you are interested in and how you would like to investigate it
Synopsis of Master’s Thesis
Once you have found a supervisor and defined your specific research question, it is time to write a synopsis for your master’s thesis. The synopsis should include a theoretical derivation of your hypotheses (avoid excessive theoretical elaboration of concepts), your hypotheses, the methods of investigation and data analysis, as well as a rough time schedule. Typically, the synopsis is between 5 and 10 pages.
Master’s Thesis Registration Form
Once your synopsis has been approved, you will need to complete the Master’s Thesis Registration form and submit it to the Prüfungsreferat. Additionally, you may also need to submit the form for the module Preparation of the Master’s Thesis.
Register your defense
The defense will take place during the semester (not during the semester break), and you will have the opportunity to schedule an individual appointment with the examination committee. The defense itself consists of a maximum 12-minute presentation, followed by questions from the committee.
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