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Master's Thesis (24 LP)

For a successful completion of the Master in Public Economics, students must write an independent Master’s thesis. This work may be prepared within a period of 23 weeks.

Usually, the Master’s thesis is at the end of your studies.However, you can register and complete your thesis earlier.. For this, you are obligated to prove that you have completed at least 60 LP. Of these courses, one must be an economic seminar.

Once the requirements for the enrollment of a Master’s Thesis are fulfilled, students must then find an appropriate research topic. The topic is chosen individually and with the help of an advisor.

In the ideal scenario, you may already have an idea for a topic, which you would like to develop with a potential advisor. If your advisor agrees to the topic, you may enroll your Master’s Thesis with the Examination Office.

Many professors also publish their own lists with topics of interest, to which students can apply. Their chairs often have additional requirements for students wishing to write their Master’s Thesis with them. Students should therefore inform themselves in advance before a prospective application.

Should you not be able to find an advisor, you may enroll your Master’s Thesis at the Examination Office by adding your preferred advisor. You will then be assigned an advisor.

Regardless of the path you choose, the enrollment of your Master’s thesis is guaranteed.

In addition to writing Master's Thesis, you will attend a colloquim. In the colloquim, you and other students will present your Master's Thesis and its results. This gives you the chance to receive feedback and practice presenting. The exact form and expectations of the colloquim will be presented by the instructor.