Diploma/Master thesis


Diploma thesis and master thesis are scientific works and serve as proof of the student´s ability to work on scientific topics independently as well as justifiably in terms of content and method.

 

Registration of the topic and declaration of the supervisor

The topic of the thesis is determined in agreement between a student and the supervisor. The assigment of a diploma thesis or master thesis has to be arranged so that the work can reasonably be done by the student within six months. Information on who is entitled to supervise a diploma thesis or master thesis can be found  here.

Registration of the topic and the supervisor

You can submit the topic of the diploma thesis or the master thesis anytime during your diploma or master study. Please note that it is recommended in the last year of the studies. As soon as you have a topic and a confirmation about supervision, please register the topic and supervisor by doing the following:

  • Hand in the registration form (with the signature of the supervisor) along with the form "Guidelines for good scientific practice" as scanned documents via e-mail (ssc.ktf@univie.ac.at)
  • In case of a change of the topic and/or supervisor, an amendment has to be submitted
Submission of the diploma/master thesis

At the Faculty of Catholic Theology, diploma and master thesis can be constantly submitted. If you plan to take the final examination at a specific date, please take note of the date on which the diploma thesis or master thesis of Theology majors can be submitted at the latest.

For the design of your diploma thesis or master thesis you have to observe the formal requirements of the University of Vienna and design the title page according to the University requirements as follows:

Formal requirements and title page

  • Check your personal data in U:SPACE for correctness and completeness and let these be changed by the Admission Office if needed. Your information on the title page has to match your data with  the University of Vienna.
  • Follow the formal requirements for the submission of a scientific thesis at the University of Vienna: Formvorschriften der Universität
  • The design of the title page of a diploma or master thesis is uniformly mandated throughout the university. According to your study programme you have to use the template for the title page of a diploma thesis: Titelblatt bei einer Diplomarbeit (see explanation: Erläuterung zum Deckblatt Diplomarbeit) or the template for the title page of a master thesis; Titelblatt bei einer Masterarbeit (see explanation Erläuterung zum Deckblatt Masterarbeit).
Uploading the diploma thesis or master thesis for the plagiarism assessment

The first step in the process of submission is the uploading of the diploma thesis or master thesis as a PDF document on HOPLA for the plagiarism assessment, which has to be done before the submission of the printed thesis. Please follow the steps below when uploading the diploma or master thesis for the plagiasrism assessment:

Uploading the diploma thesis or master thesis for the plagiarism assessment

  • Upload your diploma thesis or master thesis as a PDF document on HOPLA. All information on uploading can be found  in the formal requirements for the submission of a  scientific thesis to the University of Vienna. In case of questions and problems concerning the same, please contact: e-theses.ub@univie.ac.at
  • After this, a confirmation of the successful upload will be displayed. Please print this confirmation.
Submission of the hardcover diploma thesis or master thesis

Submit a hardcover diploma thesis or master thesis at the SSC 10 days after the successful plagiarism assessment at the latest. It is recommended to print and submit the hardcover thesis after the plagiarism assessment has concluded and the thesis is approved (you will receive a notification about the approval via e-mail).

With the submission of the hardcover copies of the diploma thesis or master thesis the thesis is registered as officially submitted (the uploading of the thesis for the plagiarism assessment does not count as official submission).

Submission of the hardcover diploma thesis or master thesis

The following has to be brought when submitting the diploma thesis or master thesis:

  • 2 hardcover copies of the diploma thesis or master thesis
  • Uploading confirmation
Assessment of the diploma thesis or master thesis

The diploma thesis or master thesis will be forwarded to the supervisor for assessment. The thesis has to be assessed within two months after submission, When the assessment is filed, you will be informed by the SSC and receive the review via e-mail. A positively assessed diploma thesis or master thesis is one of the requirements for the admission to the final examination.