Theses for Bachelor and Master Students and Seminar Papers

The Chair of Monetary Economics supervises theses for Bachelor and Master students on a topic related to monetary policy and financial markets. We welcome your personal suggestions on specific topics for the thesis.

A prerequisite for writing a Bachelor’s thesis is the successful passing of an elective seminar module in Economics.

The Master’s thesis is typically linked to the seminar paper written as part of the project studies.


Guidelines for Theses and Seminar Papers

Document length

  • Seminar paper: ca. 15 pages
  • Project course paper: ca. 20 pages
  • Bachelor-thesis: ca. 30 pages
  • Master-thesis: ca. 50 pages

The page count refers to the main body of your paper and includes all figures and tables therein. It does not include the cover sheet, the table of content, the table of figures, the bibliography or any appendices (and all the figures and tables therein) as well as the affidavit.

Page layout

  • DIN-A4 with adequate page margins
  • Line spacing: one and a half spacing for regular text, single spacing for footnotes
  • Font size: 11pt for typical fonts such as Times New Roman or Arial
  • Alignment: Justified

Information about the submission of the bachelor thesis and downloads

Structure of the theses: Please find all relevant information regarding the structure of your Bachelor thesis in the “Format template for Bachelor-theses” below. In addition, information regarding the structure of your seminar paper can be found in the “Format template for seminar papers”. This can also be used as a template for your Master thesis.

Submission of the theses: You must submit your Bachelor thesis or Master thesis no later than the legal submission date according to the "Leitkarte". Please send your thesis as a PDF file to your supervisor and hand in two (!) printed and bound copies. You can hand in the hard copies personally to the chair or send them via post to the chair’s address. Please discuss further details of the submission with your supervisor. Seminar papers and project course papers must be also mailed to the supervisor and additionally handed in as one (!) hard copy to the chair no later than the submission date.

If you conduct computer-based statistical analyses (e.g., using R, Python, or Stata), you must provide your code and used data along with the digital submission of your paper/thesis. Please comment your code and the process of your analysis in detail. If the code is not handed in at the same time as your paper/thesis, the latter will be evaluated as “Not submitted”.


  • Format template for Bachelor-theses: Download
  • Format template for seminar papers: Download
  • Declaration in lieu of an oath: Download
  • Plagiarism check consent form: Download
  • Title page English Download


If you are interested in writing a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis or if you have further questions, please contact our research assistants. We offer the following topics:

For further topics, please contact Professor Bohl