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Thesis

This pages provides information about the formalities of registering your M.A. thesis and getting your M.A. certificate. For more information, please click on the name of your M.A.programme below.


M.A. English Linguistics

M.A. Thesis

Please see §20 and §21 of the examination regulations (MPO) for detailed information on writing and registering your M.A. thesis.

Registration

  • Talk to your chosen supervisor (approximately around the end of your 3rd semester).
  • Register your M.A. thesis at the Prüfungsamt (not in FlexNow), by filling in the form "Antrag auf Zulassung zur Masterarbeit ELG" (approximately around the beginning of your 4th semester).
  • Prerequisites for registering your M.A. thesis are:
    • the completion of modules ELG-M 1, ELG-M 2, ELG-M 3, and ELG-M 4
    • at least 24 credit points from modules ELG-M 5, ELG-M 6, ELG-M 7, and ELG-M8
  • The thesis can be registered at any time during the semester; there are no specific registration dates for each semester.
  • Once your thesis is registered, you have four months to write it.
  • Please note: Students have to be enrolled the entire time it takes for them to write and hand in the thesis.

Formalities

  • Time for writing your thesis: 4 months
  • Length: 60-80 pages / 22,500-30,000 words
  • Submit 4 copies: 3 printed copies, 1 digital copy (pdf)

M.A. Certificate

  • To get your M.A. certificate, you need to have completed all modules, including your M.A. thesis (meaning that all grades must be entered in FlexNow). Then you can fill in the "Antrag auf Ausstellung des Abschlusszeugnisses"  (under "Zeugnisantrag") and take it to the Prüfungsamt. Once it is ready, you can either pick up your certificate in person or have it sent to a postal address of your choice.
  • The M.A. certificate is issued in German and in English.
  • To get your Diploma Supplement, please contact Mr. Matthias Baderschneider.
  • Final grade: 
    ELG-M 1 (research proposal) 10%
    ELG-M 4 (term paper)            10%
    ELG-M 6 (term paper)            15%
    ELG-M 8 (term paper)            15%
    M.A. thesis
                                50%
  • You can look at the written assessment of your M.A. thesis within one month after having received your M.A. grade (but not afterwards) (MPO §30).

M.A. British Studies

M.A. Thesis

Please see §20 and §21 of the examination regulations (MPO) for detailed information on writing and registering your M.A. thesis.

Registration

  • Talk to your chosen supervisor (approximately around the end of your 3rd semester).
  • Register your M.A. thesis at the Prüfungsamt (not in FlexNow), by filling in the form "Antrag auf Zulassung zur Masterarbeit BLK" (approximately around the beginning of your 4th semester).
  • Prerequisites for registering your M.A. thesis are:
    • the completion of module BLK-M 1
    • the completion of at least two of the following modules: BLK-M 2, BLK-M 3, BLK-M 4, and BLK-M 5
  • The thesis can be registered at any time during the semester; there are no specific registration dates for each semester.
  • Once your thesis is registered, you have five months to write it.
  • Please note: Students have to be enrolled the entire time it takes for them to write and hand in the thesis.

Formalities

  • Time for writing your thesis: 5 months
  • Length: 60-80 pages / 22,500-30,000 words
  • Submit 4 copies: 3 printed copies, 1 digital copy (pdf)

M.A. Certificate

  • To get your M.A. certificate, you need to have completed all modules, including your M.A. thesis (meaning that all grades must be entered in FlexNow). Then you can fill in the "Antrag auf Ausstellung des Abschlusszeugnisses" (under "Zeugnisantrag") and take it to the Prüfungsamt. Once it is ready, you can either pick up your certificate in person or have it sent to a postal address of your choice.
  • The M.A. certificate is issued in German and in English.
  • To get your Diploma Supplement, please contact Mr. Matthias Baderschneider.
  • Final grade:
    BLK-M 2     20%
    BLK-M 3     15%
    BLK-M 4     15%
    BLK-M 5     15%
    M.A. thesis 35%
  • You can look at the written assessment of your M.A. thesis within one month after having received your M.A. grade (but not afterwards) (MPO §30).

M.A. European-American Studies

For information on the M.A. European-American Studies please visit the American Studies homepage.



  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften