Application for supervisor

There are various procedures for entering into an agreement with supervisors on the individual study programs. Below you can see what apply to your degree program.

Students at the School of Education

Anthropology of Education and Globalisation (AEG)

The MSc Programme in the Anthropology of Education and Globalisation involves doing fieldwork in your third semester. The material produced is used for your Master’s thesis, which is written in the fourth semester. This means that you are actually working on your Master’s thesis in the third and fourth semesters, even though you do not formally enrol for your thesis until the start of the fourth semester.

At the end of the second semester (the end of May), and in connection with the course called “Ethnographic Research Methods and Field Preparation”, you have to submit a short abstract (10-15 lines) about your upcoming fieldwork: location, interest, focus, methods, and if possible a little about the theoretical approach. On the basis of this abstract, a supervisor will be assigned to you for your fieldwork.

Efforts will be made to ensure that the supervisor assigned to you continues as your thesis supervisor. But if this proves to be impossible, there is a transfer window at the end of November when you can apply for a thesis supervisor.

Students at the School of Communication and Culture

Cognitive Science

Send your application in with three priorities and complete "the thesis subject area".  If you have discussed the issue with a supervisor of the first priority, answer 'yes' to the question "The topic has been discussed with supervisor".  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you can obtain a supervisor who has your first priority.

Digital Design

The Thesis administrator allocates a supervisor according to the subject area of the Master's thesis. You are free to discuss the subject area with potential supervisors before you send in your application for Thesis supervisor. If you have done this, then answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”. It is the Thesis administrator who makes the final allocation of Thesis supervisors. Therefore students and potential supervisors cannot make final agreements on supervision.

English and Intercultural Studies (English)

You need to get the approval of the head of department in order to make an agreement with a thesis supervisor. You should include the names of three potential supervisors, in order of priority. You should only submit one form, but it is strongly recommended that you list two potential topics in the box marked “Thesis topic”, again in order of priority. This will make it more likely that you will be allocated a combination of topic and supervisor that is close to your preferences.

Intercultural Studies (French, German and Spanish)

The course coordinator appoints a supervisor based on the topic field of the thesis in question, ensuring that the workload is shared evenly by the supervisors. You are welcome to discuss the topic with potential supervisors before you apply. If you do this, you should answer “Yes” when asked whether you have discussed your topic with a supervisor.

Students and potential supervisors are not allowed to enter into binding supervision agreements, because it is the course coordinator who arranges the final allocation. However, you are welcome to make up to three wishes for the supervisor you would prefer (in order of priority).

Information Studies

The Thesis administrator allocates a supervisor according to the subject area of the Master's thesis. You are free to discuss the subject area with potential supervisors before you send in your application for Thesis supervisor. If you have done this, then answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”. It is the Thesis administrator who makes the final allocation of Thesis supervisors. Therefore students and potential supervisors cannot make final agreements on supervision.

Journalism (cand.public.)

You need to get the approval of the head of department in order to make an agreement with a thesis supervisor. Please submit your application with three priorities and fill in the point called “Thesis topic”. If you have discussed your thesis topic with a potential thesis supervisor then answer ‘yes’ to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”. 

Linguistics

Send your application in with three priorities and complete "the thesis subject area".  If you have discussed the issue with a supervisor of the first priority, answer 'yes' to the question "The topic has been discussed with supervisor".  Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you can obtain a supervisor who has your first priority.

Rhetoric

 

It is the head of department who allocate supervisors taking into account the topic area of the thesis and the supervisors' other work tasks. All applications for a thesis supervisor must consist of a 1st, 2nd and 3rd priority. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you can obtain the supervisor who has your first priority.

Students at the School of Culture and Society

Anthropology

Supervisor is assigned in the 1st semester, so that all students are assigned a supervisor by December at the latest on the 1st semester. You will be informed about the process of your coordinator during October, in the 1st semester. Your supervisor is, as a rule, the same for Field Preparation (2nd term), field work (3rd sem) and Master's thesis (4th term).

Arab and Islamic Studies

You need to get the approval of the head of department in order to make an agreement with a thesis supervisor. Please submit your application with three priorities and fill in the point called “Thesis topic”.

Archaeology

Please find your own thesis supervisor and make an agreement with him/her. You only need to write one name on the supervisor application and answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”.

European Studies

Here the head of the department appoints a supervisor on the basis of the thesis topic. Please submit your application and fill in the point called “Thesis topic”.

History

The head of department appoints your thesis supervisor. Please submit your application with three priorities and fill in the point called “Thesis topic”

Your application for thesis supervisor will also work as your application for internship supervisor, if you plan to do an internship. Unless you have a specific request, the thesis supervisor assigned to you, will also function as internship supervisor. If you want a different internship supervisor, please state it clearly on your application form.

Human Security

Supervisor is assigned in the 1st semester, so that all students are assigned a supervisor by December at the latest on the 1st semester. You will be informed about the process of your coordinator during the month of October in the 1st semester. Your supervisor is, as a rule, the same for Project Placement (3rd sem) and Master's thesis (4th term).

International Studies

Here the head of the department appoints a supervisor on the basis of the thesis topic. Please submit your application and fill in the point called “Thesis topic”.

In addition to seeking guidance from the supervisors in the catalogue, students at International Studies can also apply for a supervisor from Political Science. The Head of department from Global Studies assesses together with a representative from Political Science the application.

Philosophy

Please find your own thesis supervisor and make an agreement with him/her. You only need to write one name on the supervisor application and answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”.

Religious Roots of Europe

Please find your own thesis supervisor and make an agreement with him/her. You only need to write one name on the supervisor application and answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”.

Sustainable Heritage Management

Please find your own thesis supervisor and make an agreement with him/her. You only need to write one name on the supervisor application and answer “yes” to the question “The topic has been discussed with supervisor”.