BA Dissertation Colloquium: International Relations

Instructor: Dr. Paulina Pospieszna

This colloquium aims at supporting BA students in conceptualizing and writing their dissertations.

Recommended for: BA students, 6. Semester

Registration: The colloquium is held only in the Spring Semester, and attendance is mandatory (2 ECTS points). Please register via Student Portal.

All participants are required to submit the application form for the BA dissertation. Please contact the instructor in order to obtain the form.

Scope and Language: The dissertation should be written in English and should not exceed a maximum amount of 10 000 words.

Grading: The dissertation will be graded on regular basis (1,0 – 1,3 – 1,7 – 2,0 etc.)

For some additional information please contact the instructor!

Important dates for the BA thesis:

Tuesday, 26 March 2013: registration for BA thesis

Monday, 13 May 2013: deadline for submission of BA thesis.


This course will be held as a blocked seminar on the following days:

Friday 15.03.2013, 10:15-11:45, Room A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 318

Thursday 18.04.2013, 12:00-15:15, Room B 6, 23-25 Bauteil A (Hörsaalgebäude) – A 1.03

Friday 19.04.2013, 08:30-10:00, Room A 5, 6 Bauteil B – B 317

as well as in form of individual consultations via e-mail and/or scheduled meetings


March 15: Discussion of possible research questions & research designs

April 18: Discussing parts of the dissertation

April 19: Discussion of progress & problems

All students need to submit a short (2-3 pages) outline of their possible research question and research strategy by March 8 via mail.