When do I have to decide on the topic of my Master's thesis?
In the first semester, you certainly don't have to think about your Master's thesis yet. Afterwards you can slowly start thinking about it, but you won't need to decide until the semester before your last semester. Please be aware, that you'll have to announce your thesis at the Dean's Office about 12 months before your graduation celebration. Please refer to the deadlines section.
Can I choose any topic I am interested in?
The decision on a topic is to be made in consultation with the professor who will be your supervisor. In addition to the individual supervision, you will present and discuss a concept and/or a chapter of your thesis in the Master's thesis colloquium. You'll have to visit the Master's thesis colloquium in one of the two last semesters of your studies.
Who can be my supervisor?
All professors of the Institute of Philosophy can be supervisors for your Master's thesis and you can decide on your own, whom you want to ask. It goes without saying, that the professor that you plan to ask, will need expertise in the topic of your Master's thesis. Please be aware that a professor can turn down your request due to time constraints or other reasons. The final decision of the topic is to be made in consultation with the professor that will be your advisor.
When do I have to announce my thesis, and what is the procedure?
You'll have to announce your Master's thesis by submitting the form: "Registration for the Master's thesis" - (see below) to the Dean's Office six months before handing in the Master's thesis and 12 month before your graduation celebration (see deadlines). You'll need the title and supervisor of the thesis when announcing it.
I won't be able to finish my Master's thesis in time, is there anything I can do?
If you want to postpone the deadline of your thesis, please contact your supervisor and hand in the form: "Form for prolongation the delivery of the Master thesis" - (see below). The supervisor has to agree on the extension of the deadline, since he/she will, in that case, have less time to correct it.
I am about to hand in my Master's thesis. What is the procedure?
You'll have to hand in one paper copy to the Dean's Office and one to your supervisor. You can either hand it in during the office hours of the Dean's Office or put it in their mailbox. Please mind the deadlines section.
When handing in the thesis, remember to submit the form "Declaration of the Master's thesis" (see below). This is an assertion that you have written it on your own. It has to be added as the last page of the thesis.