BA and MA Thesis Information

Registration for the BA Thesis

Deadlines

Submission in autumn
Supervisor deadline 30 April
Study counsellor and secretariat deadline 30 September
Submission deadline date on registration form*
Submission in spring
Supervisor deadline 15 November
Study counsellor and secretariat deadline 1 March
Submission deadline date on registration form*

*The deadline for submission is usually the last day of the semester, but please adhere to the specific submission deadline agreed on with your supervisor on the registration form.

The registration for the BA thesis is a two-step process. First, you register your thesis with your supervisor, then you get the ok from your study counsellor and hand in the BA thesis registration form to the secretariat.

Use this BA thesis registration form (PDF, 94KB) to register your thesis.

Withdrawal from the BA thesis registration is possible only until the middle of the semester. Thereafter, a withdrawal is only granted on the basis of substantial and documented reasons (e.g. doctor’s certificate), and failure to provide such will result in an insufficient mark.

Registration for the MA Thesis

Deadlines

Graduation in autumn 2017
Department registration deadline 16 December 2016
Dean's Office registration deadline 15 December 2016
Submission deadline 19 June 2017
Graduation in spring 2018
Department registration deadline 31 May 2017
Dean's Office registration deadline 31 May 2017
Submission deadline 4 December 2017
Graduation in autumn 2018
Department registration deadline 7 December 2017
Dean's Office registration deadline 7 December 2017
Submission deadline 11 June 2018
Graduation in spring 2019
Department registration deadline 31 May 2018
Dean's Office registration deadline 31 May 2018
Submission deadline 3 December 2019

 

MA theses need to be registered with the Department of English as well as with the Dean’s Office. Please consult the website of the Dean’s Office for information about how to register your MA thesis at the Dean's Office. To register your MA thesis with the department you must complete the MA thesis registration form and include your supervisor’s and study counsellor’s signatures before handing in the form to the secretariat.

In order to register for the thesis you must have completed all other compulsory modules with the exception of the MA Colloquium. You cannot miss more than 10 ungraded ECTS (excluding the final MA colloquium) when registering your thesis.

Use this MA thesis registration form (PDF, 94KB) to register your thesis.

Are you looking for a supervisor for your thesis? The Literature and Language & Linguistics sections have lists of possible supervisors for theses.

Supervisors for Literature (PDF, 126KB)

Supervisors for theses in Language and Linguistics (PDF, 90KB)

Once you have completed all requirements of your study programme you can apply for your diploma. 

Important: This process takes some time, so get all your paperwork in order as early as you can.

In order to do so you need to:

  1. Check on KSL whether your file is in order (Planungssicht). If necessary, shift courses into the correct slots.
  2. Once you have done so, or if you have problems with this, contact the department’s Studienleitung and ask him or her to check your file on KSL. Also ask him or her to sign the Bescheinigung BA/MA-Abschluss. Once your file has been checked and approved by both your Major and your Minor department you will be able to get your diploma issued.
  3. In order to apply for it at the Dean’s Office you will need to bring the filled-in Antrag für die Ausstellung des Diploms, which you will find on the Dean’s Office website or in front of the Dean’s Office, and the payment receipt for your exam fees. Furthermore, you will need the confirmation form (Bescheinigung BA/MA-Abschluss) from both your Major and your Minor departments signed by the Studienleitung of the respective department.

For further information on the registration for theses and application for diplomas, please go to the website of the Dean’s Office and consult the guide below.

Documents:

Bescheinigung BA-Abschluss (PDF, 445KB)

Bescheinigung MA-Abschluss (PDF, 617KB)