Master's Thesis

The fourth semester of the program is reserved for the master’s thesis. The master’s thesis is presented and discussed at a master’s colloquium lasting 40 minutes, which all members of the University are entitled to attend. Students must register their thesis and colloquium using the forms supplied by the Central Examinations Office.

Examiners and assessors of the master’s thesis

At least one of the assessors must be a professor [currently lecturers are also accepted]; the second assessor may also be a member of the academic faculty (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in). Both assessors must be members of the University of Bremen.

External assessors must have an academic qualification at least one step above the examination candidate (i.e. in the case of a bachelor’s thesis must possess a Diplom, a master’s degree, Magister or 1st State Examination). On request, external examiners must be approved by the examination committee.

The assessors of masters’ theses must have obtained their doctorate.