According to the academic regulations, the Master’s thesis is an extensive and in-depth exploration of a topic relevant to the field of political science within the following academic areas:
The Master’s thesis is concluded with a take-home paper focused on a more specific issue.
In practice, you may write your Master’s thesis on any topic which is approved by a supervisor.
|Deadlines||Master's thesis in the spring semester||Master's thesis in the autumn semester**|
Deadline for request for/choice of supervisor
|5 December||5 June|
|Deadline for uploading your preliminary title and thesis statement in WISEflow||20 January||20 August|
|Master's thesis submission deadline||15 June||15 January|
|Deadline for uploading a revised thesis statement||26 June||26 January|
|Master's thesis submission deadline, second attempt*||30 September||30 April|
|Deadline for uploading a revised thesis statement||10 October||10 May|
|Master's thesis submission deadline, third attempt*||15 January||15 August|
*These deadlines only apply if you do not submit your thesis within the submission deadline for your first or second examination attempt respectively. Other rules/deadlines apply if you do not pass your first or second examination attempt (please refer to the section “Submission of Master’s thesis” below”).
** These dates apply to students starting their programme in the winter and to students who have been granted dispensation to write their Master's thesis in the autumn semester.
If the submission date is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the deadline is the first working day before the deadline.