Phase 1: Applying for a master’s thesis supervision

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The presentation and assignment of topics for Master's theses on the part of the work area takes place within the information tutorial at the end of the previous semester.


The infotutorial for the summer semester 2021 will take place on January 27th at 13:15 and is only for students without a master thesis topic. Due to the current restrictions of COVID-19 we kindly ask you to register by e-mail to Elisabeth Graf ( A current list of topics will be published here on this website before the tutorial.

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) 

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!