Defence of the Master Thesis

Due to the current situation, a personal appointment  must be booked in advance to submit the master’s thesis. Detailed information can be found on the website of the Examination Offices. 


Prerequisite to registering for the study-concluding defence of the Master Thesis (Compulsory Module with 2,5 ECTS) is the positive completion of all other compulsory and elective modules as well as a positive grade on the Master Thesis.

The Defence of the Master Thesis is a board examination.


Complete the Examination Records and submit it to the Examination Office Technik. We recommend to do this before you complete your Master’s Thesis in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Hand in two hardback copies of your Master’s Thesis at the Examination Office Technik. You receive the form for the assessment of the Master’s Thesis from the Examination Office. Pay attention to the important information on the website of the Examination Office - among others the deadlines Fristenregelung and the guidelines for electronic submission and publication of academic theses!

As soon as the grade appears in lfu:online you receive the form for the registration for the Final Examination from the Examination Office: the Examination Board is selected by the student, in consultation with the lecturer according to these requirements. The student has to arrange a room for the examination (by email to The Examination Office will obtain the signature of the Dean of Studies.

At least one week prior to the Master Defence you have to send a copy of your Master’s Thesis (hardcopy or digital) to the examiners and to the chair!

The Master Defence will be conducted in English.

Duration of the Master Defence

  • Presentation of the Master’s Thesis (15 Minutes)
  • Questions regarding the Master’s Thesis and topics closely related to the Master’s Thesis (30 Minutes)
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