Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

BA & MA Theses


Information on your Bachelor's Thesis


You can find detailed information on registering and submitting your BA thesis as well as format requirements etc. on the pages of the Examinations Office of our faculty.



Due to shortages in the supervision of Bachelor's theses as well as waiting times for evaluation, the department would like to ask students to take note of the following points:

Unfortunately, not all topic suggestions from students can be accepted; students are asked to consider different possibilities in different areas and to discuss these with possible supervisors. It is not possible to look for a first or second supervisor (Erst- oder Zweitprüfer*in) with a finished paper!

Students are asked to make arrangements with possible supervisors at an early stage. In principle, we recommend holding initial discussions in the winter semester if you are planning to write in the summer.

We strongly recommend that students who are planning to do a Master's degree and receive BaFöG to have registered for the Bachelor's thesis by 15 June at the latest. The same applies to students whose visa is expiring or who need a quick grading for other reasons.

We urge students - also in their own interest - to consider the entire range of supervisors.

BA theses in BA English can be written in English Studies, American Studies and Linguistics!



Information on your Master's Thesis


Please find the necessary information on how to register for / submit your Master's Thesis under the following links.


Merkblatt zur Masterarbeit = General Information on your Master's Thesis
Selbständigkeitserklärung = Non-Plagiarism Declaration Form
Anmeldung zur Masterarbeit = Registration Form for the Master's Thesis




BA and MA theses supervisors


BA and MA theses are supervised by Hochschullehrer*innen, i.e. professors, guest professors, and Privatdozent*innen. You need a first and a second supervisor who each write a review of your thesis and grade it (Erst- und Zweitprüfer*in). At least one of these two reviews must be written by a Hochschullehrer*in.


Hochschullehrer*innen / professorial members of the department 


Promovierte wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen / academic staff with reviewing rights

After consultation, the following instructors are also available for thesis-supervision, usually as second reviewers. In justified individual cases and where there is special thematic expertise, these instructors are also available as first reviewers (in which case the second review must be written by a person from the first group (Hochschullehrer*innen)).