Thesis Topics

Writing Theses at the MZS

You are looking for a suitable topic for your bachelor or master thesis? You are planning to write a PhD-thesis?*
You have an idea for a topic but you just don’t know how to put it into action?
You are interested in a certain methodological approach to empirical social research?
You are interested in a specific theory?

There are loads of tough challenges and burning questions when you start working on a thesis. We want to help you finding answers.

We supervise sociological theses – may they have an empirical, theoretical or methodological focus, and also if they are mainly based on literature reviews.

Empirical and methodological theses are welcome in the areas of interpretative social research, ethnographic fieldwork**, interaction- and video analysis, family- and biographical research and discourse analysis. We are also interested in the combination/ triangulation of methods

Our thematic range includes:

  • Collective belongings, ethnicity and socio-political conflicts
  • Gender studies
  • Migration and forced migration
  • Xenophobia and racism
  • Transgenerational impact of collective pasts and collective memory

We also supervise theses about other sociological topics.

Just drop by, we give you advise in finding and choosing a topic for you thesis.

* Please look up current and past PhD-Projects under our supervision here: Research Projects.
**And if you are planning a field trip we can try to put you in touch with our contacts in Europe, in South America (Brazil) and in the Middle East: Study and Research Abroad