Master’s Thesis

Important information

The Master’s thesis is the conclusion of the MA programme “Digital Humanities”. Students are free to choose their subject and the lecturer. The choice of the topic and its agreement with a supervisor are the responsibility of the students. The choice of the topic can be made following the seminars of the 3rd semester or based on an independent idea.

In the following all important information regarding the Master’s Thesis is listed. In addition to general requirements, you will find information from the Examination Office and detailed instructions on how to write your Master’s thesis – from registration to submission.

  • The Master’s thesis is part of the 4th semester according to the study plan and will be written within six months.
  • The working time is 6 months from the date of registration. 
  • The start of the working period is determined by the date of the topic assignment entered on the registration form.
  • An extension of theworking period can only be requested from the Examination Office if valid reasons are given.
  • The first reviewer of a Master’s thesis must be a university teacher.

  • Registration for the Master’s thesis has to be done after consulting with the respective supervisor.
  • The “mein campus” team has provided a new service to facilitate the formalities for the registration of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses. From now on, you will find a “Form for applying for a Bachelor’s or Master’s dissertation” under your grade chart, which automatically generates your personal data when you print it out, so that only a few sections remain open for handwritten additions. Please bring the print-outs with you when registering with the first reviewer.
  • The form must be signed by the first supervisor and submitted to the secretary’s office of the department to which the first supervisor is assigned.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to inquire in advance about the second evaluator to be indicated on the form.

  • The “General Study and Examination Regulations for the Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes of the Philosophical Faculty and Department of Theology of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg” provide the following for the submission of the (Bachelor’s and) Master’s Thesis:
  • “The paper must be submitted in two written copies and in a machine-readable, electronic version to the Examination Office during opening hours. The Examination Office will immediately inform the supervisor of the date of submission and forward the paper to him or her.” (§ 32 Abs. 7 and/or § 38 Abs. 5)
  • The written copies must be bound.
  • The machine-readable, electronic form can be submitted on a USB drive or a CD.
  • Please pay attention to the hints on the contact pages of your advisors – some of them additionally demand the submission via email or via web form.
  • In addition, please inform the study coordinator Christian Sandig (M.A.) about the submission of your thesis (including title and supervisor of your master thesis).

  • The volume of the master thesis is about 80 pages.
  • When quoting, ensure uniformity!


  • Formal design of the work:
    • cover page, table of contents, abstract, main text, bibliography, appendices, truthful explanation.
    • The page count starts on the first text page with the page number “1”.
    • Font and font size: Times New Roman (12 point) or Arial (10 point),
    • Line spacing in text: 1.5; line spacing in footnote: 1 cm
    • page margins: 3cm left and right, 2cm top and bottom.
    • Blockset with automatic hyphenation.
    • Headings are hierarchically separated; all headings are listed in the table of contents.


  • Formal layout of the cover:
    • Name, matriculation number, university email address
    • Title of the Master’s Thesis
    • Tester (supervisor)
    • Date of submission of the examination
    • The cover sheet is visible when the work is closed. Please use a transparent cover on the front, which shows immediately what kind of work it is. Coloured cartons are only allowed on the reverse side.


If you have any questions about the Master’s thesis, please contact the academic advisors:

Mona Dietrich, M.A.

Wiss. Mitarbeiterin

Department of Theatre- and Mediascience
Institut für Kunstgeschichte

Katharina Leyrer, M.A.

Department of Theatre- and Mediascience
Institut für Buchwissenschaft