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Bachelor theses
Master's theses
min. 120 ECTS (only credits of completed modules are taken into account) min. 60 ECTS
Processing time:
9 weeks (13 weeks for empirical, experimental or mathematical topics) 17 weeks (26 weeks for empirical, experimental or mathematical topics)
30-40 pages 70-80 pages
German or English (by arrangement) German or English (by arrangement)
Type of work:
Empirical literature work or own empirical analyses Empirical literature work or own empirical analyses
Every semester Every semester
Application deadlines:
None None

Note: For students from other faculties, the requirements of the respective examination regulations apply.

Procedure of the final thesis

Within the framework of a final thesis, three dates are generally set at the department in order to ensure the best possible supervision of the students. These appointments also divide the thesis into three phases:

1st phase: Finding a topic

    Main topics, especially in the area of industrial and labour market economics
    Individual coordination of the topic for the thesis on the basis of the stated interests
    Own topic suggestions are welcome, but can also be worked out together at the department.

2nd phase: Discussion of outline

    Ungraded short presentation (approx. 15 minutes)
    Presentation of the planned outline and literature
    After approval of the outline, the thesis is registered.

Phase 3: Presentation

    Shortly after submission of the thesis
    Defence of the Bachelor's thesis (approx. 15-20 minute presentation + discussion)

Project seminar

    Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration also take the project seminar (Module 11).
    Time: approx. 5-6 weeks after registration of the Bachelor's thesis
    Content: strongly related to the Bachelor's thesis (e.g. theoretical part)
    Examination: oral presentation (approx. 15-20 minutes) based on a written paper (approx. 10-15 pages)



If you have any questions about writing a thesis at the Chair of Economic Policy, please do not hesitate to contact the staff. For general questions about a thesis, please contact us by e-mail at ewf.wiwitu-dortmundde.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Street navigation from and to the TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)