Administrative registration

If you are a master’s degree student following the prescribed study programme, you are automatically registered for your master’s thesis at the fourth semester of your degree programme. However, you are responsible for checking, that your registration is correct.

The registration takes place at this point in time, as this gives you the possibility to carry through three exam attempts in your master’s thesis within your maximum duration of studies.

If your maximum duration of studies is extended or shortened, your (automatic) registration will depend on your maximum duration of studies.

Choice of topic

At AU Library you can search for publicly available Master's thesis. Go to AU Libray's, where you can search by author, title, subject and supervisor.

Registration of topic

You must also send in the master's thesis contract. You must do so by filling in a registration form, which you can find on this page when it opens. You will receive a receipt for your registration via email, when the registration has been submitted correctly. REMEMBER to use your AU mail!

Please note that as a rule, it is not possible to apply for a change of specialisation, when a topic for the master’s thesis has been registered. Applications for exemption to change specialisation must therefore be received before the registration deadline. 

The registration form for spring 2023 is closed. 

Deadlines for filling in the registration form is at noon on 1 December and 1 June, respectively.

Please note that at least one written assignment on the Master’s degree programme must be submitted as an individual assignment. In this context, the Master’s thesis and project course assignments count as written assignments. Please refer to your academic regulations for further information.

Approval of preliminary title and thesis statement

Your supervisor must formally approve of your preliminary title and thesis statement. This means that immediately before you begin writing your Master’s thesis, you will be asked to upload your preliminary title and thesis statement to WISEflow, where it will await formal approval from your supervisor. You can find the relevant deadline in the table under 'Deadlines'.

It is perfectly acceptable for the preliminary title and thesis statement to be identical to the description you submitted via the online form in connection with your request for / choice of supervisor, and you may change your title and thesis statement in collaboration with your supervisor on an ongoing basis while writing your Master’s thesis.

Students with specialisation in Public Policy

Students writing their theses under the 2019 and 2020 study regulations for the Public Policy specialization are required to apply for a main supervisor from the Department of Economics and a co-supervisor from the Department of Political Science. Please, sent an e-mail to Department of Economics ( with the name of your preferred co-supervisor the same day you fill in the registration form for your preferred main supervisor.