Major specialization final state exam – MDS (6 ECTS; hSZ1)
Final State Exam from IDS major specialization: student draws three questions from the topics listed on this website. There is about half an hour preparation for the questions.
The final state exam includes selected topics from the courses:
Topics and required readings are in the MDS syllabus.
Minor specialization final state exam – e.g. 2IR (3 ECTS; sSZ)
Final State Exam from 2IR minor specialization: defence of the Research Paper. Student prepares an oral presentation of his Research Paper that should be about 5 minutes long. Defence includes questions and discussion about the RP and can include questions about a semester abroad. The final grade for IDS minor specialization consists of RP reviews, RP defence and results from studying abroad. It is a comprehensive assessment of the minor specialization where the RP reviews are taken into account, performance at defense, and results from the semester abroad. Student receives reviews of his RP three working days before the date of the state exam at the latest.
Defence of the Master’s Thesis – 2ODP (6 ECTS; fSZ)
Student prepares an oral presentation of his Master Thesis that should be about 5 minutes long. Defence includes questions and discussion about the MT. Student receives reviews of his MT via InSIS four working days before the date of the defence at the latest.