Phase 1: Applying for a master’s thesis supervision

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The presentation and allocation of topics for the master’s thesis offered by the Educational Psychology group takes place during an information tutorial at the beginning of each semester (March and October). From 2021 on it will take place at the end of the previous semester. You can apply for a specific topic at the information tutorial and will be informed about the allocation via e-mail.


Information tutorial on the master’s thesis in WS 2020: Wednesday, September 30, 15:15 online (via MS Teams).  Due to current limitations of COVID-19, we ask you to register to Elisabeth Graf ( via e-mail by September the 28th.

ATTENTION! The application process for the following SS 2021 will start a bit earlier (information tutorial: January 27, 13:15 Lecture Hall B, NIG 6th floor). A current list of topics will be published on this website in the middle of the semester.


Special consideration will be given to students who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Specialized in “Development and Education”
  • Completion or current enrollment in the seminars “Theory and Empirical Research I” and “Theory and Empirical Research 2” from the compulsory Module B2.3 (Development and Education)
  • Sound knowledge of scientific and statistical methods, including corresponding software
  • Agreement with a supervisor (Ass.- Prof. Dr. Marko Lüftenegger, Univ. Prof. Dr. Barbara Schober, Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Götz, Univ. Prof. Dr. Dr. Christiane Spiel) 


For an overview of our master’s thesis topics for the winter semester 2020, click here.


Most topics are provided by the supervisor, as this usually allows a good integration of your work into current research topics. But you can also submit your own proposal for a research topic via email to Elisabeth Graf up to 2 weeks before the information tutorial (maximum 5-page proposal; topic within the main research areas of our research group – see website; content: topic, state of current research, formulation of concrete research questions derived from the literature, research design, potential sample, literature). We will then determine whether we would be able to supervise the proposed thesis.

Please contact Elisabeth Graf ( if you have any specific questions!