Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Theorie der Politik

Hinweise zu Studium und Lehre

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General Information

Requests for supervision of B.A. or M.A. theses, dissertation projects (also as a second reviewer) as well as the preparation of letters of recommendation for applications e.g. for scholarships cannot be made by e-mail. For this purpose, it is mandatory to make an appointment for a consultation, as well as to submit the corresponding documents to the above-mentioned e-mail address.

Final theses

An exposé (1-2 pages) including current contact information must be submitted at least one week before the consultation hour.

Notes for letters of recommendation

The prerequisite for a promising report is that the applicant is known from at least one course. Otherwise, it is unfortunately not possible to write a letter of recommendation.

In addition, the following documents (if available) including current contact information must be submitted at least 4 weeks before the application deadline:
Transcript of Records, current curriculum vitae, work and internship certificates, certificate of work activities, etc.

Notes for doctoral students

Prof. Volk does currently not accept requests for individual dissertations.

The following documents including current contact information must be submitted no later than one week before the consultation hours:
Curriculum vitae in table form, copy of final degree certificate, copy of final thesis as well as an exposé of the dissertation project.




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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10099 Berlin



Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
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