Applications to complete a Bachelor Thesis in Winter Semester 2023/24 at the Chair of Economics and Social Policy are due by September 24, 2023.
The Chair of Economics and Social Policy supervises Bachelor and Master Theses with a focus on:
- Social Policy
- Housing Policy
- Regional and Urban Economics
- Tax Policy
- Political Economy.
Individual proposals related to these topics are generally welcome. In addition, the chair provides concrete thesis topics that are announced each semester on this page (see below).
Empirical analysis, literature reviews, and model-based theses are possible, but require suitable existing knowledge. It is possible to write a Bachelor thesis in either English or German.
Thesis Topics and Supervisors for Winter Semester 2023/24
The prerequisite for working on an empirical thesis topic is proof of relevant prior knowledge. Students who are interested in one of the empirical topics offered by the chair should directly contact the topic supervisor before submitting an application.
Applications to complete a Bachelor thesis in the Winter Semester 2023/24 at the Chair of Social Policy are due by September 24, 2023. To apply, please send your completed Application Form WS 2023/24 and your current grade transcript via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please list your preferred thesis topics (for a non-empirical thesis, include at least 2 topics). Also indicate your FAU degree program and focus area (if applicable). We will respond to applicants once we have completed our review of the applications after the deadline. If you are assigned a thesis topic by the chair, the registration of your bachelor thesis will then be completed via the Examinations Office.
If you have questions, please contact Sebastian Ach, M.Sc.
Bachelor Thesis Seminar
The requirements of the Bachelor Seminar within the context of the Bachelor thesis include the submittal of a written exposé and giving both an interim and a final presentation.
- An approximately 2-page exposé is to be prepared after the preliminary discussion with your thesis supervisor at the beginning of the thesis work period.
- An approximately 15-minute interim presentation on the research question and structure is to be held about 3 weeks after the start of the thesis work period. The interim presentation is followed by a discussion.
- A final presentation on the research question, structure, and results is to be held upon submitting the written Bachelor thesis. The final presentation is followed by a discussion.
Some guidelines for seminar presentations at the Chair of Economics and Social Policy can be found here.
Format of Bachelor Thesis
The Bachelor thesis should be 25-30 pages in length. It is possible to write a Bachelor thesis in either English or German.
You can find our guidelines for scientific writing at the Chair of Social Policy and information regarding the formal documentation of empirical analyses here.
Submission of Bachelor Thesis
The completed thesis must be submitted to the Examinations Office (Prüfungsamt) by the specified deadline in both printed form (two copies) and in electronic form (USB stick or CD).
The opening hours and address of the Examinations Office can be found here.