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Master's Thesis

Thank you for your interest in writing your thesis at the Institute for Sociology and Social Research. Usually, our master’s students take the initiative to propose a possible topic for their master’s thesis. For inspiration, you can consider topics addressed in courses you have taken during your degree program or check out the institute’s key research areas. Please make sure you fulfill all formal requirements and use correct citation when writing your thesis.

You can find an overview of possible thesis topics here.

Master’s thesis in the Socioeconomics program

Consult the following guidelines for an initial overview on writing a thesis. A list of completed master’s theses can be found here.

Master’s thesis in the SEEP program

Institute faculty regularly supervise master’s theses. Please contact the faculty member you would like to have as a thesis supervisor by email or during office hours. A list of potential supervisors and an overview of faculty members and their areas of interest is available here. Please also see the general WU guidelines on academic citation.

For more information on writing a master’s thesis and general guidelines (e.g. on deadlines, etc.), please see the master's program pages on the WU website or contact the SEEP program management.