Master Thesis

Guidelines to prepare a Master Thesis

The guidelines summarize the procedures to be followed by students planning to write a thesis for their master degree. They discuss prerequisites, administrative and organizational issues as well as time constraints. Moreover, students find guidance about structure and elements generally contained in a Master Thesis.

These guidelines come along with helpful appendices (also available as a docx file from your supervisor):

  • Appendix 1: Application for admission to the Master Thesis (in German as "Antrag auf Zulassung zur Masterarbeit" with English translation)
  • Appendix 2: Grading scheme for a Master Thesis
  • Appendix 3: Layout of the title page
  • Appendix 4: Example for a table of contents


Titles of completed Master Theses

  • Changes of water sources for precipitation in Europe under a warming climate
  • Acoustic facies mapping of Yermak Plateau in the Arctic Ocean
  • The influence of climate on the growth of urban trees in Bremen
  • Oxygen and carbon isotopes in subfossil tree rings – potential climate proxies?
  • Paleoenvironments of Powell Basin, Antarctica since the Penultimate Glacial Period