General Information about Theses

Bachelor thesis

Bachelor theses are independently written essays which are prepared while or after participating in a seminar of the Bachelor program Philosophy. However, the lecturer of a seminar may restrict the number of supervised theses. The choice of a topic and the writing of the thesis take place in consultation with and under the guidance of the lecturer.  

Master thesis

The master thesis serves as a demonstration of the ability of the student to independently and substantially process a subject in the field of theoretical philosophy, practical philosophy or logic and the philosophy of science in accordance with the current methodological standards of science. The scope of the thesis shall be framed in such a manner as to ensure that the student may reasonably finish the thesis within six months. The student may propose a subject her-/himself or may choose one from a range of suggestions made by the supervisor.  

Here you can find a guide to complete the Master's program.

PhD thesis

The dissertation must be written in German, English or another language appropriate to the subject.
It’s permitted to submit a dissertation in the form of a collection of scientific publications (cumulative dissertation), provided that it contains a detailed introduction and, in the case of multiple authors, a statement signed by the co-authors about their respective parts of the dissertation.
The progress of the dissertation must be presented at least three times to an internal professional public (for example in the context of doctoral seminars or departmental colloquia).
With regard to the nomination of the second reviewer, in accordance with § 24 para. 7 of the statute, the supervisor team can submit a ranked list of proposals together with the doctoral student. Separate proposals can be made.  – PhD Program Philosophy.


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Brandl
Supervises theses in: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy
Supervises solely: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses

Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Bettina Bussmann
Supervises theses in: Philosophy Education, Philosophy with children, Anthropology, Metaphilosophy
Supervises solely: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses  

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christopher Gauker
Supervises theses in: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Logic, Modern Philosophy
Supervises: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses  

Ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Hieke
Supervises theses in: Metaphysics and Ontology, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology, Contemporary Philosophy
Supervises: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses  

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Leonhard Menges
Supervises theses in: Ethics, Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy
Supervises solely: bachelor theses, master theses

Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Julien Murzi
Supervises theses in: Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic
Supervises solely: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses  

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Patricia Palacios
Supervises theses in: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Economics
Supervises solely: bachelor theses, master theses

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Charlotte Werndl
Supervises theses in: General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Climate Science, Evidence and Philosophy of Statistics, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Biology, Logic
Supervises: bachelor theses, master theses, PhD theses  

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