The bachelor thesis is the conclusion of the BA programme “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”. Students are free to choose their subject and the lecturer. The choice of the topic and its agreement with a supervisor are the responsibility of the students. The choice of the topic can be made after the seminars of the 5th semester or based on an independent idea.
In the following all important information concerning the Bachelor’s thesis is listed. In addition to general requirements, you will find information from the Examination Office and detailed instructions on how to write your Bachelor’s thesis – from registration to submission.
- The Bachelor’s thesis is part of the 6th semester according to the study plan and will be written within three months.
- The working time is 3 months from the date of registration.
- The start of the working period is determined by the date of the topic assignment entered on the registration form.
- An extension of the working period can only be requested from the Examination Office if valid reasons are given.
- The first reviewer of a Bachelor’s thesis must be a university teacher.
- The Bachelor’s thesis is written in the first subject. Upon application to the examination office, it is possible to write the Bachelor’s thesis in the second subject.
- General information on the modalities of the Bachelor’s thesis can be found on the website of the Examinations Office of the Faculty of Philosophy.
- Information on the formal requirements profile for a Bachelor’s thesis, on the assignment of topics, on extending the processing time, on submission and evaluation can be found in the respective “General Study and Examination Regulation”.
- Specific requirements are regulated by the Examination regulation of the Bachelor’s programme “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences”.
- For information on the subject-specific admission requirements and how to fit the Bachelor’s thesis into the study plan, see the BA module handbook “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences” in its current version.
- The registration of the Bachelor thesis takes place after consultation with the respective supervisor.
- Registration is only possible with the form “Notification of the assignment of a topic for the Bachelor thesis“.
- The form, signed by the supervisor, must be submitted to the Secretariat of the Institute for Art History.
- It is the student’s responsibility to inquire in advance about the second evaluator to be indicated on the form.
- The “General Study and Examination Regulations for Bachelor’s and Master’s Courses of the Philosophical Faculty and Department of Theology of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg” provide the following for the submission of the Bachelor’s thesis:
- “The paper must be submitted in two written copies and in a machine-readable, electronic version to the Examination Office during opening hours. The Examination Office will immediately inform the supervisor of the date of submission and forward the paper to him or her.” (§ 32 Abs. 7 and/or § 38 Abs. 5)
- The written copies must be bound.
- The machine-readable, electronic form can be submitted on a USB drive or a CD.
- Please pay attention to the hints on the contact pages of your advisors – some of them additionally demand the submission via email or via web form.
- Please also inform the secretariat of the Institute of Art History about the submission of your work.
- The scope of the Bachelor thesis is 38-42 pages. If the number of pages does not reach or exceeds this, the grades may be deducted.
- When quoting, ensure uniformity!
- Formal design of the work:
- cover page, table of contents, abstract, main text, bibliography, appendices, truthful explanation.
- The page count starts on the first text page with the page number “1”.
- Font and font size: Times New Roman (12 point) or Arial (10 point),
- Line spacing in text (1.5 cm), line spacing in footnote (1 cm)
- page margins: 3cm left and right, 2cm top and bottom.
- Blockset with automatic hyphenation.
- Headings are hierarchically separated; all headings are listed in the table of contents.
- Formal layout of the cover:
- Name, matriculation number, university email address
- Title of the Bachelor’s Thesis
- Tester (supervisor)
- Date of submission of the examination
- The cover sheet is visible when the work is closed. Please use a transparent cover on the front, which shows immediately what kind of work it is. Coloured cartons are only allowed on the reverse side.