Bachelor & Master Theses
Are you interested in specializing in geographic issues in your Bachelor/Master thesis? We offer to supervise theses from economics, business, and statistics backgrounds that highlight the importance of space/geography.
To get started, either pick a topic related to our supervisors' research interests below or check out the currently advertised topics at our institute. You can then submit your thesis proposal which should include the following information (one page):
Topic/general idea of your thesis
1-3 research questions, optionally some literature references
Your contact details, field of study, and a timeframe for your thesis, optionally preferred supervisor
Send the final document to email@example.com
For details please refer to the general guidelines at the bottom of this page.
Your Supervisors at WGI
Uneven development of regions
Voting & Populism
Housing & Segregation
GIScience, Location/Allocation Modeling
Spatial Supply Chain Analytics
Skill-biased technological change & wages
Schooling and education inequalities
Applied spatial econometrics
Thesis Guidelines & Information
8 ECTS (= 200h = 25 full working days)
about 10.000 words (~ 30 pages without references)
Consistent citation style (preferably Author-year)
Text formatting: 1.5 lines pacing, 11pt, justified, Times New Roman
The student proposes a topic and provides a first Exposé (see above)
In a first meeting the supervisor provides feedback on the Exposé, student and supervisor agree on deadlines
The student works independently on the bachelor thesis. The student is welcome to contact the supervisor at any time for guidance if needed.
The student submits a full first draft of the bachelor thesis to the supervisor. The supervisor provides feedback and guidance on how to revise the bachelor thesis before submission.
The student revises the bachelor thesis thoroughly.
The student submits the final version of the bachelor thesis via Learn@WU
Grading & Evaluation
Completeness of the submitted thesis (cover page, table of contents, references section, if applicable, list of abbreviations, tables and figures, annex)
Clear thesis structure (overall structure, chapter structure)
Correct language use and orthography
Correct use of sources (it must be possible to find and check the referenced sources)
Knowledge and understanding
A bachelor’s thesis is considered to contain independent work by the student if it is more than just an overview of different sources. Work needs to separate clearly content taken from other sources and the author’s own contribution.
Did the author succeed in answering the research question specified at the beginning of the thesis? The bachelor’s thesis should deal with the research question in a way that is clear and coherent. This means that the goals set must be achieved by the end of the thesis. For this reason, the sections containing the summarized results and conclusions at the end of the thesis are particularly important for evaluating the quality of the work.
Did the student succeed in giving the thesis a coherent, logical structure and developing his or her own position based on sound arguments? The author should develop his or her ideas and arguments in a way that is consistent and guides the reader through the thesis. The arguments should be logical and coherent, not just loosely grouped together.
Relevance and focus
Use of technical terms and literature: Are technical terms used correctly and
only where useful and appropriate? Does the referenced literature show that the student has familiarized him or herself with the topic using solid literature searching skills? A bachelor’s thesis should use language that is as clear and plain as possible, without overusing technical and unusual terms.
Currently announced topics
There are no topics announced currently.