In addition to exams in our programs' individual modules, each degree culminates in a final degree exam, a written thesis. Please refer to the information below for more information on these exams and their deadlines.

Registration Procedure

You usually write your BA thesis in the sixth semester of your BA program. Unlike for your other modules, you do not sign up for the BA thesis via TOOL. Instead, you need to fill out a registration form ("Antrag") and hand it in at the Exams Office in due time.

Dates and Deadlines for Registering the BA Thesis

  • Winter Semester 2022/23: June 7, 2022
  • Summer Semester 2023: January 17, 2023

Please note that these are not hard deadlines, but abiding by them ensures that you will usually receive your BA certificate by the end of the next term (if you have completed all your other modules as well).

You can find the registration form, BA thesis guidelines, a list of supervisors and readers for your thesis, as well as the declaration of originality and correspondence below.

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Registration Procedure

You usually write your MA thesis in the fourth semester of your MA program. Unlike for your other modules, you do not sign up for the MA thesis via TOOL. Instead, you need to fill out a registration form ("Antrag") and hand it in at the EXAMS OFFICE in due time.

Dates and Deadlines for Registering the MA Thesis

  • Winter Semester 2022/23: June 7, 2022
  • Summer Semester 2023: January 17, 2023

Please note that these are not hard deadlines, but abiding by them ensures that you will usually receive your MA certificate by the end of the next term (if you have completed all your other modules as well).

You can find the registration form, MA thesis guidelines, a list of supervisors and readers for your thesis, as well as the declaration of originality and correspondence below.

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Students studying to become English teachers can write their final Staatsexamen thesis ("Wissenschaftliche Arbeit") or do their oral exams in American Studies. For more information on the exams, your potential supervisors/examiners, and the procedures to follow, please see:

The American Studies Exams Committee (Prüfungsausschuss) is an important institution in all matters concerning the execution of exams in the institute's programs. Please consult the Prüfungsordnung for your degree program to learn more about the responsibilities of the Exams Committee. Currently, the Committee consists of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez (chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Kanzler (deputy chair)
  • Prof. Dr. Olaf Stieglitz
  • Tobias Schlobach, M.A.
  • Student Representative: Richard Aude

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