Submission of Master's thesis

Submission deadlines for the Master's thesis

The first submission deadline for those starting the Master's thesis in the:

  • Spring semester: 15 June
  • Autumn semester: 15 January

If the submission date is a Saturday, Sunday or a holiday, the deadline is the first working day before the deadline.

How to submit your Master's thesis

Upload your Master's thesis in WISEflow

You have to submit your Master's thesis through WISEflow - you will be registered for the flow well in advance of your submission deadline and you will receive a notification from WISEflow.

Please notice, that you can not withdraw your thesis, once you have submitted the thesis and the electronic version is the binding version. Therefore it is very important, that you upload and submit your thesis correctly.

The flow is made as a group flow. If you haven't tried to upload a paper in a group flow, please follow the guideline.

Have you written your thesis on your own, you have to upload by creating a one-person group. 

Submit your thesis before the set submission deadline

If you would like to submit your Master's thesis prior to the deadline, you must be aware of the following:

  • If you submit more than 14 days before the fixed submission deadline, your Master's thesis will be sent for assessment as quickly as possible, and the assessment deadline will be up to six weeks from the date of submission. At the same time, you must send an email to kandidat.bss@au.dk and Susanne Vang (susanne@ps.au.dkregarding the early submission of the thesis.
  • If you submit 14 days or less before your fixed submission deadline, your assessor will not be informed of your submission until the stipulated submissions deadline, after which the four week assessment deadline is set in motion. However, your assessor can access your Master's thesis from the day you submit and can send in the assessment as soon as the thesis is assessed.

Early submission during the summer period during the second examination attempt
If you wish to submit your thesis in June or July, you must notify kandidat.bss@au.dk and Susanne Vang (susanne@ps.au.dk).

July is assessment-free, and individual evaluation deadlines must therefore be calculated for early submissions. As a rule, the assessment deadline will be four weeks + the month of July.

Please note, this is only possible for students who have not submitted by June 1st. If you do not pass the Master's thesis, you must familiarise yourself with the section below "If you do not pass your Master's thesis"

If you fail to submit your Master's thesis on time

If you fail to submit your Master's thesis within the prescribed submission deadline, it means you will have spent an examination attempt.

You must subsequently prepare a revised thesis statement within the same subject area and with the same supervisor.

Please contact your supervisor no later than five days after you have received the not passing grade (not including the month of July). Together, you must prepare and agree on a revised thesis statement. You must upload the revised thesis statement to WISEflow, where it will await formal approval from your supervisor. (Please note that the July month is free of assessment).

It is your responsibility to contact your supervisor to initiate this process.

The new submission deadline for handing in your Master's thesis will be 3 months + 14 days from your original submission deadline. The new submission deadline will automatically come into effect the day after the deadline for having your revised thesis statement approved by your supervisor. If you fail to submit your Master's thesis by the new deadline, it means you will have spent yet another examination attempt.  

If you fail to submit your Master's thesis within the submission deadline for your second examination attempt, the same procedure will apply.

Registration for the second and third examination attempt will happen automatically.  

If you do not pass your Master's thesis

To pass your Master's thesis, you have to achieve the grade 02 or higher. If your Master's thesis is not awarded the grade 02 or higher, you will have spent an examination attempt.  You must subsequently prepare a revised thesis statement within the same subject area and with the same supervisor.

Please contact your supervisor no later than five days after you have received the not passing grade (not including the month of July). Together, you must prepare and agree on a revised thesis statement.

You must upload the revised thesis statement to WISEflow, where it will await formal approval from your supervisor. (Please note that the July month is free of assessment).

The new submission deadline for handing in your Master's thesis will be 3 months + 14 days from the assessment deadline for your first examination attempt. The new submission deadline will automatically come into effect the day after the deadline for having your revised thesis statement approved by your supervisor. If you fail to submit your Master's thesis by the new deadline, it means you will have spent yet another examination attempt.  

The same procedure will apply if your Master's thesis is not awarded the grade 02 or higher at your second examination attempt.

Especially for students writing Master's thesis in the spring semester
For students writing Master's thesis in the spring semester, the assessment deadline is 30 June.

Since the month of July does not count in the assessment period, the deadline for submission is three months + 14 days from 1st August and your 2nd examination attempt can therefore start at the earliest on 15 August. This notwithstanding that you will receive a non-pass assessment earlier than the 30 June.