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Diploma and master theses

Diploma and master theses are scientific work. The aim of the work is to show that you have mastered the selected methodological tools and, if necessary, expand / adapt / apply them, and that you are familiar with the scientific state-of-the-art and can build on it. The latest state of science can usually not be taken from textbooks, but scientific specialist articles must be consulted. A useful link to search for literature is

The VHB Journal Ranking provides a guide to the quality of specialist journals:

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