Master's Thesis

With the Master's thesis you have an extensive scientific thesis ahead of you, which makes up a considerable part of your course work in the Master of Education training program. A wise choice of topic and method for the thesis will not only enable you to engage with your chosen focus in a motivated manner. It also gives you the opportunity to achieve an important milestone on your journey towards professionalization in the teaching profession. You can draw inspiration from particularly successful papers from previous semesters (see here).


For your work, you should follow these basic guidelines:

„The Master's thesis is an application-oriented written or artistic/practical examination with which the candidate is to demonstrate that he/she is able to independently work on a problem from the areas of learning covered in the training program within a specified period of time using scientific methods and to present the results in an appropriate manner.“ (MEd-PO-R § 2 (6))

see the examination regulations

Deadlines for Master's Theses in the MEd*

*Please note that the procedure differs in the Department of Elementary Education, which has its own deadlines. Details can be found on their website.
Semester Submission of the (digital) application Confirmation of the Topic Begin of the research period Date of submission
Summer 2021 by 11.01.2021 from 19.02.2021 19.02.2021 19.07.2021
Winter 2021/22 by 10.08.2021 from 10.09.2021 10.09.2021 10.02.2022
Summer 2022 by 11.01.2022 from 14.02.2022 14.02.2022 14.07.2022
Winter 2022/23 by 10.08.2022 from 12.09.2022 12.09.2022 13.02.2023
Summer 2023 by 11.01.2023 from 14.02.2023 14.02.2023 14.07.2023
Winter 2023/24 by 10.08.2023 from 12.09.2023 12.09.2023 12.02.2024
Summer 2024 by 11.01.2024 from 15.02.2024 15.02.2024 15.07.2024
Winter 2024/25 by 10.08.2024 from 12.09.2024 12.09.2024 12.02.2025
Summer 2025 by 10.01.2025 from 14.02.2025 14.02.2025 14.07.2025