Theses

Teaching

Master thesis / Diploma theses

  1. Topic assignment
    Students can choose from the list of available topics or propose a similar topic.
    Currently available topics: OpenOlat.
    Request by email to the supervisor.
  1. Proposal
    Write and submit a thesis proposal (5-10 pages) to the supervisor (incl. motivation, research question, main literature, research method, expected results, and outline).
  1. Application for the thesis
    Prerequisite: all modules of the Master's programme successfully completed and a thesis proposal that the supervisor agreed upon (see point 2).
    • Form " Assessment of the compulsory module: Conception of the master thesis" (available here).
    • Form "Application for the Master Thesis " (available here).
    • Enrollment for the Master AG (participation in at least two sessions, in addition to your own presentation date).
  1. Writing of the thesis
    Length of the thesis: at least 50 pages of content
    Format recommendations: Word format template | Latex format template.
  1. Submission of the thesis
    • Submit two hard-cover print versions of your thesis to the examination office. If, after consultation with the supervisor, electronic submission is sufficient, one printed version to the examination office will be sufficient.
    • Digital version (e.g. Word, PDF, Latex) by e-mail to the supervisor and the Department’s office (Simone.Kirchner@uibk.ac.at).
    • Master theses are stamped in the examination office and the student receives a form for the assessment of the master thesis. The form has to be passed on to the supervisor.
  1. Public defense
    • Prerequisite: Submission of the thesis, earlier presentation possible in consultation with the supervisor.
    • Presentation in the Master AG: Request a presentation date (in consultation with the supervisor) via email to the Department’s office Simone.Kirchner@uibk.ac.at (carbon copy (cc) to the supervisor).
  1. Assessment
    For the completion of the Master's programme in the 4th semester: The timeline for the submission of the thesis and the public defense has to be coordinated with the supervisor in such a way that the assessment of the thesis can be completed by the end of October.
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