• Didactics - Education for sustainability and natural science
  • Ecology
  • Energy and environmental law
  • Environmental planning
  • Ethics and transdisciplinary sustainability research
  • Hydraulic engineering and economics
  • Politics, governance and sustainability
  • Sustainability chemistry
  • Sustainability communication, media and behaviour
  • Sustainability economics
  • Sustainability management

Bachelor and master thesis

Didactics - Education for sustainability and natural science

    Ethics and transdisciplinary sustainability research

    Hydraulic engineering and economics

    Politics, governance and sustainability

    Sustainability communication, media and behaviour

    Sustainability economics

    -Sustainability economics and assessment, Prof. Dr. David Abson
    -Sustainability economics and management, Prof. Dr. Jacob Hörisch (from 01.18)

    Sustainability management

    Frequently asked questions

    We have collected some frequently asked questions in relation to the bachelor and master theses. If you have any questions, there is also the possibility to look them up here:

    Useful information for writing a thesis

    • Content and structure of a bachelor thesis

    Content and structure of a bachelor thesis

    Where can I write my bachelor thesis?
    You can choose the topic for your bachelor thesis by yourself, but you can also write about a given topic of someone, who is teaching at the Leuphana Universtity or another University.
    If you are interested in a specific reseach discipline you should ask a professor of the Leuphana University for further information or for a possible bachelor thesis topic. There is also the possibility to be part of a research project of the faculty on sustainability and to write your bachelor thesis over a fraction of this research project.

    How is a bachelor thesis structured?
    The structure of a bachelor thesis depends on the subject you are writing about and if you focus on human sciences or natural sciences. You can find some helpful tips of how to write a bachelor thesis here.

    • Content and structure of a master thesis
    • Before writing a master thesis
    • Before and after handing in your master thesis

    Content and structure of a master thesis

    Where can I write my master thesis?
    You can choose the topic for your master thesis by yourself, but you can also write about a given topic of someone, who is teaching at the Leuphana Universtity or another University.
    If you are interested in a specific reseach discipline you should ask a professor of the Leuphana University for further information or for a possible master thesis topics. There is also the possibility to be part of a research project of the faculty on sustainability and to write your master thesis over a fraction of this research project.
    Another possibility is to write the master thesis at an institut or at a company.

    How is a master thesis structured?
    The structure of a master thesis depends on the subject you are writing about and if you focus on human sciences or natural sciences. You can find some helpful tips of how to write a master thesis here.

    Before writing a master thesis

    Is there a time period, in which I have to write my master thesis?
    You have five months to write your master thesis, after you got the response of the study service office, that your topic of your thesis is fine. Therefore you have to hand in an application with further information on your master thesis at the study service office first. It is possible to extend the time period out of medical reasons. All the information given above can be found in the general examination regulation (WiSe 2016/2017) as well.

    Who can I choose as a supervisor?
    You have to choose a doctor of the Leuphana University or of another University, who is teaching, as your first supervisor.

    The second supervisor has do be a doctor as well and he or she should also teach at Leuphana University or at another University.
    It is also possible, that your second supervisor is a representative with pratical background from outside the university, but just if this is alright with your first supervisor. You can find further information at the general examination regulations (WiSe 2016/2017) or you can ask the study service office. 

    How do I get registered for my master thesis?
    Before you register yourself for your master thesis, you should choose your topic and your first and second supervisor. After that you can hand in the application form at the study service office.

    Is there a time period, in which I have to write my master thesis?
    You have five months to write your master thesis, after you got an response of the study service office, that you can write your master thesis. Therefore you have to hand in an aplication with further information on your master thesis at the study service office first. It is possible to extend the time period out of medical reasons. All the information given above can be found in the general examination regulation (WiSe 2016/2017) as well.

    Do I have to be part of a master seminar?
    Yes, you can register therefore in myStudy.

    Am I allowed to write my master thesis together with other students?
    It is possible to write your master thesis in a group, but it has to be clear for your supervisors which part of the thesis you wrote. You could mark the pages you wrote for example. You can find further information in §8 of the general examination regulations ( WiSe 2016/2017).

    Who can I ask for further information?

    Global Sustainability Science

    Questions about the administration

    Daniel Syska
    Scharnhorststr.1, 8.215
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-1409
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    daniel.syska@leuphana.de

    Ilka Böhk
    Scharnhorststr.1, C8.213
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-1408
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430

    Questions about the examiation

    Anja Tonn-Galotta
    Scharnhorststr. 1, C8.003
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-2018
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    tonn-galotta@leuphana.de

    Sustainability Science
    Questions about the administration

    Ilka Böhk
    Scharnhorststr.1, C8.213
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-1408
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    ilka.boehk@leuphana.de

    Questions about the examination

    Anja Tonn-Galotta
    Scharnhorststr. 1, C8.003
    21335 Lüneburg
    Fon +49.4131.677-2018
    Fax +49.4131.677-1430
    tonn-galotta@leuphana.de

    Before and after handing in your master thesis

    What do I have to hand in together with my master thesis?
    Your bachelor thesis should contain a front page and a declaration of originality.
    The front page should include this:
    -Leuphana University
    -Major
    -Titel of your work in German and in English (it has to be the exact wording, which you used on the applicaton form for your bachelor thesis)
    -Name, surname
    -Matriculation number
    -E-mail address
    -Address
    -First supervisor
    -Second supervisor (if it is an external supervisor you shoud add his address as well)
    -Date, when you handed in your bachelor thesis
    -(a blocking notice, if you don´t want a third person to look into your work)

    The wording of your declaration of originality:

    "I promise, that I wrote my thesis-if it is part of a group work, the part which is marked- by myself and that I didn´t use other references or auxiliary aids, which I didn´t quote. Every passage, which I took word by word or analogous out of other sources, have been marked properly. The work or an similar work was not handed before at another examination office."

    The declaration has to be handed in signed and with date. You can find all the information listed above also here.

    How much time do the supervisors have to correct my master thesis?
    They have at least four weeks time to correct your master thesis. You can find further information on that at the general examination regulation (WiSe 2016/2017).