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Foto (Matthias Groppe): Holographie-Apparatur von Herrn Dr. Andreas Redler

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Registration for Master thesis

Registration for Master thesis / preparatory modules (only PO v4, from WS17/18)

1. Structure of the Master thesis

The master thesis (in the examination regulations referred to as the "Research Phase") consists of three modules:

  • Preparation: Theory (15CP)
  • Preparation: Methodology (15CP)
  • Master thesis (30CP)
    This module contains:
    • The written report (“Master thesis”).
    • The colloquium on the master thesis (“Defense”).

2. Conditions for registration

  • Preparation: Theory
    • Quantum Mechanics II passed.
    • At least 48CP acquired.
  • Vorbereitung: Methodik
    • Quantum Mechanics II passed.
    • At least 48CP acquired.
  • Master thesis
    • “Preparation: Theory” successfully completed.
    • “Preparation: Methodology” successfully completed.

3. Forms of examination

  • Preparatory modules
    • The preparatory modules are usually concluded with a presentation about the familiarization phase.
    • The presentations for both modules can be given on the same date.
  • Master thesis
    • Written report (usually 40-80 pages).
    • Oral defense including an examination interview (45-60min).

4. Finding a topic, choosing the supervisor

Important:

  • Before registering for the preparatory modules, please find a supervisor and agree on the topic and a timeframe for the project!
  • When you have registered for the preparatory modules, please inform the supervisor! The supervisor will not receive a separate message about the registration!

5. Deadlines and dates for registration

  • Preparatory modules
    • The preparatory modules are offered in both the summer and winter semesters.
    • Important: The registration deadlines correspond to the regular deadlines for course registration in PAUL. Please make sure you meet the deadlines.
    • The preparatory modules are taken in parallel and last one semester (six months).
  • Master thesis
    • Registration for the Master thesis can be made at any time after the preparatory modules have been successfully completed.
    • Usually the Master thesis is registered immediately after completing the preparatory modules.
    • Registration takes place via the form in PAUL which is signed by the supervisor and the chairman of the examinations committee.
    • The second reviewer should be asked separately whether he / she is willing to take on the review. A signature on the form is not necessary.
    • You have five months to complete your Master thesis.

6. Registration in PAUL

  • The registration of the Master thesis in PAUL is done under "Applications".
  • After "submitting" the registration, the admission requirements are checked.
  • If the requirements are met, the application form will be made available in PAUL under "Documents".

7. Evaluation of the work / extension

  • An extension by a maximum of four weeks (illness) or eight weeks (other reasons) may be requested to the examination committee.
  • Evaluation of the written work will take place within four weeks after submission of the work.
  • The oral defense will take place at the latest six weeks after submission of the paper.

Registration for Master thesis

Contact

Prof. Dr. Cedrik Meier

Department of Physics

Vorsitzender Prüfungsausschuss

Cedrik Meier
Phone:
+49 5251 60-2672
Fax:
+49 5251 60-3603
Office:
A1.220

Office hours:

Dienstags, 13.00h – 14.00h oder nach Vereinbarung.

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Außerhalb der Sprechzeiten:
Bitte schicken Sie eine E-Mail an: cedrik.meier@uni-paderborn.de.
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