Information for Master's Students

Master's Thesis - Organizational Information

Organizational details on how to register your thesis with SSC.

Your thesis should be written in English.
Please look at Purdue's Online Writing Lab. It is a great resource!

Please prepare an abstract for the thesis that contains following items

  • Problem statement and Goal of the work
  • Expected outcome / results
  • Research methodology
  • Preliminary schedule and planned workpackages
  • State-of-the art (including at least 4 references to relevant research)

Minimum standards for a passing grade (in addition to standards set forth by the Dean):

Research Methods in Social Sciences

If you use methods of social sciences please refer to these books:

  • Nicola Döring, Jürgen Bortz, Sandra Poschl, Forschungsmethoden und Evaluation: in den Sozial- und Humanwissenschaften, Springer, 2014.
  • Uwe Flick, Qualitative Sozialforschung, rowohlts enzyklopädie, 2007 (3. Auflage 2010).

Conferences & Journals


Find ideas for research topics on great conferences and journals. The core contribution of very good Master's thesis should have a realistic chance of being accepted at a good conference.

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