Information about final theses
The Chair of Speech Communication provides (first) reviewers (examiners, supervisors) for final theses completed in the Culture and Technology - Language and Communication, B.A. and Language and Communication - Applied Communication and Linguistics, M.A. degree programs, provided you meet the following requirements:
- You are studying in one of these degree programs.
- You have acquired the credit points required to register the final thesis (120 for the BA, 60 for the MA; refer to the respective study and examination regulations for details)
Requirements of the examination regulations
The TU Berlin General Study and Examination Regulations (AllgStuPO), particularly Section 60, as well as the relevant study and examination regulations for your degree program (BA, Section 12; MA, Section 11) are legally binding. The procedure for final theses is as follows:
- You choose a first reviewer (an academic chair).
- You narrow down your topic with your first reviewer.
- You may also discuss who could serve as your second reviewer.
- Register your thesis with exam team IB 3; the form is available from the Examination Office (important information about the bachelor’s thesis and master’s thesis as well as general information from the Examination Office).
- The first reviewer assigns a title to your thesis and suggests a second reviewer. Theses and thesis titles are assigned on the basis of the feasibility of completing the work within the writing period (8 weeks for BA, 6 months for MA) and of comparability between candidates.
- The examination board/dean of studies approves the title and the second reviewer.
- The Examination Office confirms the title of your thesis and informs you of the submission deadline; the writing period begins.
Types of final theses
- Your final thesis should primarily focus on spoken language.
- It must be an empirical work (and include your own data collection).
- Sendlmeier’s method approach (Klassische Sendlmeier‘sche Methodische Dreiklang) can be useful for
- Listener perception
- Acoustic measurements
- Analyzing statistical correlations
- Clearly cite direct quotations
- Support claims with references
- Full bibliography (APA format or similar)
- Only pictures may be used as images; text or tables as screenshots are NOT permitted
- Special formatting for code
- Clearly present your results in a table
- Observe the page limit (includes references, images, tables, excludes annexes, cf. study and examination regulations:
- Master’s theses may not exceed 80 A4 pages
- Bachelor’s theses may not exceed 25 A4 pages
- Workload, cf. study and examination regulations:
- MA: 30 credit points, approximately 900 hours
- BA: 10 credit points, approximately 300 hours