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Master's Degree Thesis

Students enrolled in a Master's degree program are required to complete a Master's thesis. Additional information on grading and how to find a thesis supervisor can be found in the university ordinance. Additional information pertaining to thesis topics are included in each program curriculum.

Students should select a conceptual thesis form so that completion within a six-month period is realistic.

A joint Master's degree thesis authored by more than one student is permitted, provided the work completed by each student can be clearly and individually assessed.

After a thesis topic has been allocated, students are required to register the topic by completing the corresponding form and submitting the form to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.

application/pdfForm - Register Master's Thesis (25KB, Note: Please print both pages (double-sided if possible); German only)

Students are required to obtain the supervisor's signature.


2 hard-bound copies (no spiral binding) must be submitted to the Department of Examination and Recognition Services.

Students enrolled in a Master's degree program in Physics (460 / 461 / 470) must submit 3 copies.
At the time of submission, both supervisors must have allocated by a committee president. (Registering a Master's degree thesis)

Beginning in Summer Semester 2012, all Master's degree theses at the JKU must be submitted in both electronic and print versions. The electronic version must be uploaded at the following address as a PDF file before submitting the print version:

Please note that you may submit a print version only if it is completely identical to the uploaded electronic version. No more than one working day may pass between the time you submit the electronic version and the time you submit the print version (when submitting by post, the postmark date will count). We strongly recommend first creating a PDF file and submitting a print version of that file.

You must enable Usage Rights in your PDF document in order to allow the reader to make changes. The document may not contain scanned images as a print version. Do not secure your document or set a password. The document must be saved in a ISO 19005-1 compatible formate (PDF/A) which is specialized for the digital preservation of electronic documents.

The cover sheet must contain the following information:
- Name and location of the university
- Institute
- Master's thesis title and subtitle
- Master's degree thesis for the acquisition of an academic degree ..................
- Enrolled in the Master's degree program ..............
- Name of the thesis supervisor
- Name of the author
- Month and year of submission

You can also opt to use the following templates:

The following statutory declaration must appear in your thesis:

Statutory Declaration
I hereby declare that the thesis submitted is my own unaided work, that I have not used other than the sources indicated, and that all direct and indirect sources are acknowledged as references.
This printed thesis is identical with the electronic version submitted.

German Text:

Eidesstattliche Erklärung
Ich erkläre an Eides statt, dass ich die vorliegende Masterarbeit selbstständig und ohne fremde Hilfe verfasst, andere als die angegebenen Quellen und Hilfsmittel nicht benutzt bzw. die wörtlich oder sinngemäß entnommenen Stellen als solche kenntlich gemacht habe.
Die vorliegende Masterarbeit ist mit dem elektronisch übermittelten Textdokument identisch.

If your Master's degree thesis is to be inaccessible to others, please complete the form below (Sperrantrag) and submit the form with two copies of your thesis.


Master's Degree Program in Sociology

Students may begin their Master's degree thesis after having completed a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in required subject areas and in the practice field of sociology as listed in the curriculum for the Master's degree program in Sociology.

Master's Degree Program in Political Education

A Master's degree topic will only then be assigned when at least half of each of the modules have been completed.

Master's Degree Program in Business Informatics

Students can begin working on their Master's degree thesis after having completed subjects in the curriculum that are relevant to the thesis topic. Relevancy will be determined by the thesis supervisor.


NOTE: Computer Science majors must submit at least one copy in accordance with the guidelines!