Information on theses

Bachelor's and Master's Theses

Once you have decided on a topic, you and your supervisor agree on a start and end date. For a Bachelor thesis, please contact Ms Bettina Choffat (, she will send you a form. For a Master thesis, please fill in this form and send it to Ms. Choffat as well. She will check whether you fulfil all the preconditions and will return the signed form to you.

You will receive 10 ECTS directly for the thesis, 5 ECTS for completing the related unit of credit "Guidance on Scientific Work" (this includes an introduction to subject-specific working methods and results in, for example, code and documentation for this), and 5 ECTS for attending a seminar in which the thesis is usually presented.

After you have finished the bachelor thesis, you can take the next steps to complete your bachelor degree. You can find more information here (in German).

Please follow the guidelines of the BeNeFri Master Programme. You will find all important information on the programme's website. If you are enrolled at the University of Bern, you will find all the information on completing your Master's degree here. Since HS2019, the Dean's Office of the Phil. nat. Faculty no longer requires a printed version of the Master's thesis. It is sufficient to submit the document electronically as a PDF file ( You still have to submit the final and corrected version, that the cover page is formatted according to the guidelines and that the document includes the declaration of authorship.