Please take note of the following steps required for the assignment of the topic for your final thesis:
Once the examination board has confirmed your topic, you may proceed to register your final thesis. Please note the following:
Please note: Make sure you are realistic about the timing between the registration and submission of your final thesis!
You must submit three printed and bound copies of your final thesis by the submission deadline. Possible ways to submit your thesis are listed in the FAQ of the Examination Office.
In addition, please also submit an electronic version of your final thesis (e.g. on a CD) as a MS Word or PDF file. If your thesis is not written in German (which generally requires the permission of your thesis readers), your thesis must include an abstract in German. Please note that that each copy of your thesis must include a personally signed statement on the originality of your work. Please see the applicable Course or Examination Regulations for further information (e.g. group work) on the submission of your final thesis.
If more modules have been successfully completed for an electives area on your transcript of records than are required in accordance with your subject-specific regulations, it is possible to select the modules that are to be included in the calculation of the final grade. The form “Selection of Elective Modules Relevant to the Final Grade” must be used for this purpose. Please note that the selection of elective modules relevant to the final grade can only be made once and must be made no later than at the time of submission of the final thesis (BAMA-O Section 27(4), Section 31(2) / BAMALA-O Section 27(5), Section 31(5)). If no selection has been made at the time of submission of the final thesis then the elective modules count in the order in which they were completed until the required number of elective credit points is reached.
The Academic Office/ Examination Office sends your thesis to your examiners (readers). The examiners provide a written evaluation of the thesis, explaining the grade given. The first examiner is generally also the thesis advisor. If the second examiner agrees with the first examiner’s evaluation, he or she co-signs the first document. If the difference in grades between the first and the second examiner is higher than 2.0 or if one of the grades is lower than “sufficient” (4.0), the examination board will appoint a third examiner.
If your examination regulations state that you must defend your final thesis (disputation or colloquium), please make sure to contact your examiners in a timely manner to set up a defense date.
In this statement of academic honesty you declare that your final thesis is your own original work and that you have not used any sources other than the ones listed. For more information, please see the guidelines on plagiarism provided by the senate. (E.g., I hereby declare that this thesis is the product of my own work. All the assistance received in preparing this thesis and the sources used have been acknowledged.)
More information on the final thesis can be found in the FAQs.