The Master's thesis is scheduled for the 5th and 6th semester of the Master's programme. From the time of registration with the examination office, the student has a maximum of 6 months to complete the thesis. Only in justified exceptional cases can an extension of 1 month be granted.
The Master's thesis can also be completed at other institutes of the University as well as the University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck, should the student find a Master's thesis with a corresponding topic there. The student can also approach an institute himself/herself with a topic or an idea for a Master's thesis.
The Master's thesis includes a final colloquium. Both must be assessed by two examiners.