Questions around the bachelor's thesis

Who supervises my bachelor's thesis?

The following persons are authorised to supervise a bachelor's thesis: professors, junior professors, lecturers (incl. Privatdozenten) and authorised academic staff.

Important: If you write your bachelor's thesis in an external institution, your supervisor at this institution has to be a professor or "Privatdozent" (lecturer). If that is not the case, an authorised person working at the University of Konstanz has to do the final assessment of your thesis.

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

How do I choose my topic?

The topic and task of the bachelor's thesis must be such that you are able to meet the deadline for completion. You can choose between an empirical and a theoretical thesis. We recommend that you meet with your supervisor at an early stage to plan ahead and talk about any open questions.

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

When do I write my bachelor's thesis?

Generally, you will write your bachelor's thesis in your fourth year of studies.

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

How long do I have to finish my bachelor's thesis?

From the date of the approval of your topic, you have six months to complete and submit your thesis. Upon reasonable request, the Examination Board Psychology (StPA) may extend the deadline up to a maximum of 2 months. As a rule, the topic is determined one month after you register your bachelor's thesis.

The finished thesis can be submitted six weeks after approval of the topic at the earliest. 

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

How many pages do I have to write?

The bachelor's thesis usually has a length of 30-50 pages (incl. literature references and appendix). For further details, please take a look at the examination regulations!

How do I register my bachelor's thesis?

There are very strict registration periods for bachelor's theses: these are 01 Dec – 15 Dec and 01 May – 15 May.

Registration requires the following two steps:

Step 1: Online registration via StudIS.

Step 2: Email the completed and signed (by you and your supervisor) registration form in PDF format to the Central Examination Office: zut-psy-b4@uni-konstanz.de.

If you have an external supervisor, you need to fill in their complete postal address. Please use Acrobat Writer.

Only complete registrations  registration via StudIS plus submitted registration application  will be accepeted and processed!

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

Which forms/documents do I need?

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

For information on how to complete the application forms, contact

Ms Matzner, room C 401, consultation hours: Mon – Fri 9:00 - 12:00
Phone: 88-3114, email: zut-psy-b4(at)uni-konstanz.de

How do I submit my thesis?

When you have finished your bachelor's thesis, you need to submit 2 hardback copies (DIN A 4, enclosing a CD-ROM glued in) to Ms Matzner at the Central Examination Office (room C 401). Please also submit the completed and signed declaration form that was attached to the approval letter for your bachelor's thesis, together with a current enrolment certificate. The approval letter also states the legally binding deadline by which you have to submit your bachelor's thesis!

Please have a look at these forms and checklists for the bachelor's thesis for further details.

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Research colloquium

You complete the research colloquium parallel to your bachelor thesis in the same working group in which you also write your bachelor's thesis. (For the working groups Gaißmaier and Hübner, please attend the research colloquium "Decision Making")

If you are writing your bachelor's thesis externally, please register for the research colloquium that is closest to your topic. You can also complete your research colloquium externally if you write your bachelor's thesis externally (e.g. at another university). However, this must be approved in advance by the Student Advisory Service.

Please register for the research colloquium at StudIS. Registration is open during the first two weeks of each semester.

Important:

All available research colloquia are listed in ZEuS. Please take a look at the comments of the respective courses and follow the instructions given there (e.g. contact the lecturer in advance, etc.)!