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6. Find a topic and a supervisor

Follow our tried and tested strategies to identify a topic and a supervisor for your thesis.
Find a topic and a supervisor

Step by Step Guide

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Understand the topic allocation process

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Analyze the different ways to find a topic

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Identify a predefined topic

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Develop your own thesis topic

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Analyze the different ways to find a supervisor

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Understand how to convince a supervisor to accept your topic

Guiding Questions

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How are topics assigned? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a predefined vs. an own topic?

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Which supervisors and research fields do you know? Do you have any other contacts? Assistants or Ph.D.s?

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Which keywords describe your topic best? Can you access previously written theses?

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What are the reasons for a supervisor to accept your topic? In which phase of the career is your supervisor?

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