Master’s Program Socioeconomics and Supervision of Master Theses
The Institute for Societal Change and Sustainability is heavily involved in the German-language master’s program Socioeconomics. The program directorate and coordination are located at the institute and institute members teach in the master’s program Socioeconomics.
The institute's academic staff supervise master's theses that thematically match their research and teaching focus. More information can be found in the tab "Supervision of a master's thesis".
Master’s program Socioeconomics
The full-time Master's Program in Socioeconomics is an interdisciplinary program in social and economic sciences focusing on the challenges faced by today’s society and economy. These challenges are characterized by complexity and contradictions, problems, crises, and opportunities, as well as by cultural diversity. The program is structured as a full-time, four-semester degree worth a total of 120 ECTS credits. The Master's Program in Socioeconomics is taught in German, but courses in English can be chosen on a case-by-case basis. For more information, please see the master’s program pages on the WU website.
Prospective students can find further information concerning the master's program and its application here.
Students can find further and current information here.
Master's theses that are written at the IGN usually focus on one of the following areas:
Social and Democratic Theory
Democracy and Sustainability
Political Parties and Party Systems
Social and Political Movements
The following are examples of successful master's theses:
|Die Rolle des Staates in Transformationsprozessen der Abfallwirtschaft in Bulgarien||Boryana Milanova||Ass.Prof. Dr. Mag. Daniel Hausknost||2020|
|Politische Partzipation in der simulativen Demokratie - Die Bedeutung digitaler Diskursräume||Dominik Maximilian von Gehlen||Univ.Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn||2019|
|Individualised Environmentalism and the Environmentalist Individual||Sebastian Holler||Univ.Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn||2018|
|Wirtschaftspolitik rechtspopulistischer Parteien: Eine vergleichende Studie zwischen FPÖ, AfD und UKIP||Leonard Paul Creutzburg||Univ.Prof. Dr. Ingolfur Blühdorn & Dr. Mag. Felix Butzlaff||2017|
Thesis Proposal and Supervision Agreement
If your envisaged topic matches the research interests of the IGN, you may submit a proposal. Please follow the Institute’s guidelines regarding the supervision process and the thesis proposal.
Once completed, please send your proposal to one of the three potential supervisors at the IGN. In order to find out which supervisor would suit your MA thesis best, please check their research profiles: Felix Butzlaff, Ingolfur Blühdorn and Daniel Hausknost. If your proposal meets the Institute’s guidelines and the supervisor’s research profile, he will arrange a first supervision meeting, during which he will discuss your topic and its realization in more detail. Only then you will receive your supervision agreement. As a matter of principle, supervision agreements will be valid for six months (starting from the date of the acceptance)!
When planning your thesis writing, please notice:
Theses that are submitted after 30th of November are unlikely to be marked before the end of January
These that are submitted after 15th of July are unlikely to be marked before the end of September