B.A. Thesis

Basic Information

The legal and binding information related to the thesis can now be found in two separate documents:

  • Degree Program and Examination Regulations (Statutes) of Europa-Universität Flensburg for the Bachelor’s Degree Program European Cultures and Society (PStO B.A. EUCS 2023)

  • General Examination Regulations (Statutes) of Europa-Universität Flensburg (RaPO 2020

The Thesis is a part of EUCS and must be completed in order to finish the study program.

The Module TH: Bachelor's thesis (15 ECTS) is compos

  • One colloquium (2 hours a week). In the colloquium students present and discuss their exposé and current state of their thes
  • One Bachelor’s Thesis (ca. 40 pages or ca. 15.000-18.000 words plus bibliography)

With the Bachelor’s Thesis, students demonstrate that they are able to work on a problem from the subject area of the degree program using the required methods within a defined period of time. This period of time consists of 4 months.

Students register for the colloquium class via Studiport, the same way that they register in any other course of the study program.

However, registration for the thesis is made directly in the Examination Office using a specific form for that purpose.

Important Information: You need to be registered as a student at the moment that you hand in your thesis. If you plan to hand in your thesis after the end of the 6th semester (that is, after the end of August), you need to have paid the semester fees in time.

How to register for the thesis:


To register for the thesis you need to use a specific form prepared by the Examination Office. You can find the form here.

You need to fill in:
- your identification,
- the title of the Bachelor’s thesis (Please make sure that the titles is grammatically accurate and using correct spelling. This title will then be written in your final certificate with the exact wording that you have on your registration.)
- the names of the 1st and 2nd supervisor/examiner (legible), their signatures and dates of signature (If there is a difficulty or impossibility to obtain the needed signatures, the supervisor/examiner can also confirm via email that they are supervising your thesis. For this, when you send your registration to the Examination Office via email, put them in CC. so that they can confirm the supervision of that specific thesis that you are registering)
- Your signature and date of signature.


Send the thesis registration document correctly filled to the examination office via email, per post or in person.


Your Thesis registration will be sent to the EUCS Examination Committee for approval.


Once it is approved, your will receive an email from the Examination Office with the deadline for handing in the thesis, with instructions on how and where to hand it in, with a deadline to check if everything is correct with the registration, etc.


From that point on, you are free to start writing your thesis.

Thesis timeline (example)

FIRST: take your time to think about a topic and find the lecturers that will supervise your thesis. Plan ca. 1 to 3 months for finding the topic, contacting the potential supervisors, talking to them, eventually adjusting the thesis topic, etc.

Before meeting with the desired supervisor, you should already have an idea of a possible topic you would like to write about and of the possible methods needed to answer the question to be researched. Only after that should you approach a potential supervisor.

The first contact should be made via email, scheduling an appointment to talk about the possibility of supervision and, if possible, with the ideas gathered so far.

In the meeting you should already try to fix a title for the thesis with the first supervisor, so that you can already have a title when meeting the second supervisor.

SECOND: Once you have your topic, your supervisors, and the registration document signed, you can register for your thesis.

THIRD: Your registration needs to be checked by the EUCS Examination Committee. This can take up to 1 week in complicated semester times.

FORTH: Once the Examination Committee has confirmed your topic, you will receive an email from the Examination Office with the deadline to hand in your thesis. You now have 4 months to write the thesis.

FIFTH: When you finish the thesis, within the given 4-month deadline, you need to hand in the thesis to the Examination Office. Please pay attention to the thesis handing in instructions in the email mentioned in the FORTH step.
The thesis needs to be handed in on paper, in 3 copies, each with a digital version of the thesis and each eith a signed anti-plagiarism declaration.
You can hand in your thesis in person or per post and exclusively to the Examinations Office. The examinations office responsible for EUCS is the SPA IIM.
Upon the reception of your thesis, it will be stamped, to guarantee the fulfilment of the deadline.
Sending the thesis via email or directly to your supervisor(s) cannot be considered.

SIXTH: The Examination Office will then send the thesis to your supervisors for them to correct. The official correction time is 8 weeks.

SEVENTH: At some point between handing in the thesis and receiving your grade, your work will be checked by anti-plagiarism software.

EIGHTH: Once your thesis is corrected, the grade will be inserted in Studiport and you have completed your studies. From that point on, you can request your final certificates. This request is made online.
Please account for a time of ca. 2 to 3 weeks for your final certificate to be ready to be picked up. The final certificate cannot be sent by post and needs to be picked up in person at the university either by the respective student or by someone else with a power of attorney.


The thesis is overseen by a supervisor and independently assessed by the supervisor and the examiner. The supervisor and the examiner can be lecturers academically linked to the EUF and particularly from EUCS. At least one of the two must regularly teach in the field of the thesis topic.
Freelance instructors (Lehrbeaftragte) cannot supervise theses.
The EUCS Examination Committee needs to previously decide on any exception to these rules on a case-by-case basis.

Thesis topics

Here are some of the topics EUCS students are writing / wrote their B.A. thesis about:


  • European Colonization Revisited: The Tangled Tale of The Benin Bronzes.

  • Crisis Situations and Extremity: Media Representation and Cultural Response.

  • Phantom borders in Polish society.

  • How can Foreign Policy be Feminist? Comparing the Implementation of Feminist Foreign Policy in Sweden, Germany and Canada.

  • Between Conflict and Cooperation: European Strategic Autonomy as a Path Towards EU Security Integration?

  • Nationalism and Identity Politics: A comparative analysis of increasing authoritarianism in Hungary and India.

  • New Masculinities and Political Activism: An exemplary analysis of the interplay between masculinities, political commentary, and attitudes towards European politics.

  • Queer Act and Media as Acts of Protest.

  • European integration and the threat of right-wing populist parties - a postfuncionalist analysis on the examples of AfD and FdI.

  • Right-wing anti-migrant political landscape in the Netherlands.

  • Climate Change Scepticism Among Conservative Classes in Germany.


  • The role of social media in the mobilization of collective action in political movements: The Tsunami Democratic case
  • Influence of German Culture on Arab Culture in Women.
  • European Narratives Through the Participation in the European Solidarity Corps.
  • Broadening the Discourse on Gender Boundary through Interdisciplinarity.
  • Normative Power Europe Revisited: A Case Study of EU-China Human Rights Relations.
  • Restitution Requests and Responses.
  • Collective Memory, Collective Identity and the Question of European Identity.
  • Expressions of Masculinity in the Culture of Dance in 20th- and 21st- Century Film.
  • What Contribution can Social Movements like the Transition Town Movement offer for Sustainable Urban Development?
  • Euroscepticism Before and After Brexit: Has there been a change in attitude of Eurosceptic Groups towards the European Union after Brexit?
  • Post-Colonial Amnesia & Cultural Memory: The Case of Nigeria.
  • How the British Secondary Education Curriculum Preserves a Central and Peripheral Outlook on its Imperialist Past. A study of how imperialism in India is represented.
  • "The Feminist Debate of Regulating Sex Work". A Comparative Analysis of Regulative Models in Europe.
  • Finding Yourself by Being Someone Else - How Larpers Use Immersive Role-Play as a Tool for Identity Exploration
  • The Effectiveness of Integration Courses in Germany
  • Reconstruction and Analysis of the Debate on the Reproductive Rights of Expectant Fathers after Contraception
  • The Role of the European Commission in Proposing and Deciding the European Green Deal
  • Experiences of a 'migration hierarchy' among international students
  • Intra-European cross-border cultural cooperation in the context of the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Student Mobility and Changes in National and European Identity
  • Polyamory and Stigmatization - A Sociological Perspective
  • A comparative analysis of alternatives to development - Values and limitations of sustainable development, post-development and Buen Vivir
  • What contribution can social movements like the Transition Town Movement offer for sustainable urban development?
  • Missing European Solidarity - The Source of Existence for Populists?
  • Social Inequalities and Deforestation in the Amazon: A Study of the Bolsonaro Era
  • The Academy Sankelmark: From a Place of Confrontation and Hostility to a European Academy Dedicated to Cooperation and Discourse.
  • Orientalist Echoes in EU-Turkey Relations: A Critical Discourse Analysis of European Council and Council of the European Union Statements on Turkey During the 2015/16 Migration Crisis.

  • Flensburg’s rum industry: Importance and political reassessment in historical perspective.

  • Trans* Representation in Motion Pictures and Its Role in Shaping Trans* People’s Identity and Self-Perception.

  • More Than a Label? A Comparative Analysis of the Origins and Dynamics of Feminist Foreign Policy in Sweden and Germany.

  • The Impact of Geo-Media on Cultural Dynamics of Europe.

  • Northern Irish Identity and Brexit.

  • Language in Irish Folk Music - Identifying Nationalism in Irish Environmental Settings.

  • EU Responses to Refugee Crisis: The Temporary Protective Measure.

  • The Role of Language for National Identity Construction - An Analysis of Language Policies on Regional Minority Languages in France and Belgium.

  • "The Feminist Debate of Regulating Sex Work" - A Comparative Analysis of Regulative Models in Europe.


  • Dealing with Death, Grief, and mourning in Germany today. A Grounded Theory Analysis of Mourning Culture by the Bereaved.
  • The development of Ukrainian Identity after the Revolution of Dignity in 2014.
  • Opposing Covid-19 measures. A qualitative interview study with students.
  • Ecological distinction - boundary-drawing in relation to flight shaming.
  • Muslim Women's agency in European Society.
  • Towards a Postcolonial Memory Culture in Europe? The Examples of Statues Remembering the Colonial Past in Copenhagen.
  • Opposing Covid-19 Measures. A Qualitative Interview Study with Students.
  • Intersectionality in Environmentalism.
  • Muslim Women’s Agency in European Society.
  • Feminist Theory in Today’s Pop Culture and Media: An Analysis of The Handmaid’s Tale.
  • Abortion and Bodily Autonomy in the GDR. An Analysis on and around the Topic of Abortion and Bodily Autonomy of Women in the German Democratic Republic.
  • Non-Conventional English Learning: How Do International Students at EUF Gain Proficiency in the English Language Besides Conventional Courses?
  • Social Inequalities in Volunteering Programmes - the role of sending organisations.
  • Boundary Making and Belonging of Intra-European Union Migrant Workers in Northern Germany's Agricultural Sector.
  • The Significance of Social Reconstructionism as A Philosophical Approach in Education.
  • What is the Role of Culture in Early Childhood Education? Case Study of Denmark.
  • The Nordic Model as an Ideal Type of Regulating Care Work?
  • Reclaiming Space: "Chalking Back" as an Activist Strategy Against Gender-Based Street Harassment.
  • The illegitimacy of Regimes with an Unfree Media Landscape: The case of Hungary as an illustration of why limiting press freedom impacts democratic legitimacy.
  • Group Identity of an Online Subculture – The Symbolic Boundary Work of Incels in an Internet Forum.
  • Non-Conventional English Learning: How Do International Students at EUF Gain Proficiency in the English Language Besides Conventional Courses?
  • Social inequalities in volunteering programmes - the role of sending organisations
  • Boundary Making and Belonging of Intra-European Union Migrant Workers in Northern Germany's Agricultural Sector
  • The Significance of Social Reconstructionism as A Philosophical Approach in Education
  • What is the Role of Culture in Early Childhood Education? Case Study of Denmark
  • The Nordic model as an ideal type of regulating care work?
  • Reclaiming Space: "Chalking Back" as an Activist Strategy Against Gender-Based Street Harassment
  • The illegitimacy of regimes with an unfree media landscape: The case of Hungary as an illustration of why limiting press freedom impacts democratic legitimacy
  • Group Identity of an Online Subculture – The Symbolic Boundary Work of Incels in an Internet Forum


  • Right-Wing Populism and Climate Change Denialism in the case of Hungary.
  • Framing the "European Refugee Crisis" - Three samples of media discourses and their effects on political opinion.
  • The low-cost theory as an explanatory approach to the discrepancy between environmental consciousness and behavior - A systematic content analysis.
  • The Art of Dialogue: Interpretation of the Work of Art from the perspective of Gadamerian
  • The role of ‘race’ within the second wave of feminism from an intersectional perspective.
  • The contemporary relevance of Joseph Beuys' "7000 Oaks" installation.
  • Politics of belonging in European cities. An analysis of concepts and practices in the context of the refugee crisis.
  • The impact of intra-European labor mobility policies on labor market performance in European member starts: a comparative case study.
  • Sociality or Sellout? Coworking spaces in a Socio-Ecological Just World: Strategies and Measures for the new 3rd Places.
  • The impact of Social Media in contemporary movements of resistance. A case study of Women's Strike in Poland.
  • VIENI VIA CON ME: Integration of Italian migrants in Germany. A comparison between the mid 20th and the earlier 21st century.
  • The EU as standard setter in international trade agreements - Do human rights and the usage of conflict resources go together?
  • The ethics of poverty tourism: An Argumentation analysis of justification and scandalization.
  • Mobilising the audience. Analysis of the Norwegian TV-series SKAM.
  • A map-based platform for sharing music spaces - A Critical analysis of its market potential in the age of the so-called Sharing Economy.
  • Social Issues in Hong Kong and the Impact of the Handling of Pro-democracy Movement by the Chinese Government on the EU-China Relations: An Empirical Study of the Everlasting Anti-government Protests.
  • When Sharing is also Caring - female participation in Italian time-based exchange systems:a case analysis of the Trento Timebank.
  • The Status of Climate Justice Movements in the Media. A Comparison of Extinction Rebellion and Fridays for Future.
  • Post-Truth communication in online media: The example of refugee-related discourses.
  • EU Internal politics and policy cooperation in the Paris Climate Agreement. In how far did the EU internal politics and policy cooperation lead to goal achievement of the EU in the Paris Agreement negotiation
  • Political Education in Germany - independent from the state?
  • Enabling Democratic Participation? How politicians in the German Bundestag use Instagram.
  • Decolonization of Eurocentric Beauty Standards for Minorities in Europe.
  • Cultural Institutions as Actors of Creative Placemaking. A quantitative case study in Montceau-les-Mines (France).


  • Political scandals and the rise of right wing populism in Europe
  • Influence of welfare state systems on entrepreneurship education - a comparison between Germany and the US
  • Symbolic boundaries in contemporary Sami identity
  • The rhetoric and practice of solidarity in the E.U.
  • What impact does the financing of higher education have on the disparity of social classes in Europe? - A secondary critical analysis
  • The harmful impacts of hate speech analysis of two European case studies
  • A comparative study of demands and campaigns that are conducted by the national minority groups in Finland within the framework of national anti-discrimination policy
  • The influence of modernism on Iranian immigration intellectuals
  • What is the position and the strategy of the European Union in response to independence movements?
  • How does the Erasmus Program impact on students' mobility and perception of European identity?
  • Collective Human Rights? On the Normative Justification of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Gender equality in Romania - development since the EU accession - 2007 and today
  • How do primary school teachers in the Republic of Ireland meet the needs of a child with a chronic / long-term illness?
  • Environmental refugees as a category in international migration
  • Language policies in the EU - a comparison between France and Spain
  • Parents under the rainbow: subjective worlds of experiences of "rainbow parents" in social families
  • Generating Social and Cultural capital through 'au pair' migration? The example of Latvian 'au pairs' in Germany.
  • Causes of brain drain from the Western Balkans.
  • Decreasing the gender gap in ICT - the impact of the EU on female education.
  • The role of the school system in reproducing social inequality in Germany.
  • Do Massively Multiplayer Online games (MMOs)influence the acquisition of English as a second language for German players?
  • How did the threat towards Hong Kong's democratic movement from national and local authorities fuel the escalation of 2019 Hong Kong protests?
  • Symbolic Boundaries among Romanian migrants in Finland.


  • The legitimisation of EU taxation policies
  • (Instagram) Blogger and the influence of buying intention and behaviour
  • Sovereignty in the EU. Analysis of discourses on Europeanisation in selected member states
  • Symbolic Boundary - Making among Syrian Refugees
  • Advertising New Marculinities
  • Critical Analysis of ECJ's role in the EUIntegration Process
  • Labour Migration Policies in Italy since 2008: Some Key Actors and their Degree of influence
  • The role of religion in International Relations
  • The potential of the Romarchive to conteract competition of victims
  • Sportswear as a means of social distination in team sports?
  • A comparative analysis of free Scenography and Scenographical concepts in staged European History
  • The Potential of Skateboarding in Youth Work - On the example of the Pigeon Plan E.V.
  • Visual political communicaion of the European Union: a comparative study
  • The change of gender roles of Syrian women in Germany
  • Political scandal and the rise of right-wing populism in Europe
  • Influence of Welfare state systems on entrepreneurship education - a comparison between Germany and the U.S.
  • The usage of the social media platform "Instagram" by young women in order to spread feminist ideas and its effects on the feminist movement today
  • Climate crisis as a question of gender justice

Thesis supervisors