Due to Covid-19 measures

State final exams will be conducted online in the January 2022 dates (see semester schedule)

The questions have been updated to fit the online format and may be found here. (identical to Spring)

All literature relevant to state exams is available after sign-in to graduating students here.

Final state examination

The final state examination is the conclusive examination of the bachelor degree taken after the successful fulfillment of necessary credit values and study requirements. Along with the bachelor thesis defense it constitutes the legal basis for the award of your bachelor title.

Final examination ONLINE

  • format: oral online only via ZOOM, 20min defense, 15min each per field, 2 questions per field, 5 minutes time to prepare
  • thesis defense:
    • introduce your thesis, main points, what you came to, why it was interesting, how you went about your research, what did you learn
    • head of the committee will then summarize the reviews
    • you have time to react to the reviews, pick the most important points - answer them, don't sidestep them, be direct
    • if questions are included in reviews this will be the time to answer, there is a back and forth with your supervisor and reader
    • after that discussion opens to all
  • state exam:
    • choose a field to start with (IR or EP)
    • we randomly generate 2 questions in that field, post them in ZOOM chat for you
    • share your screen, open wordpad/notepad and write you preparation for 5minutes for both questions
    • answer them in any order, deliver your knowledge on the question, afterward expect debate rather than pure monologue for each
    • points 2-4 repeat for second field
  • end of ceremony, reconnect to meeting room after last student session

The following courses are directly reflected in the final exam:

Contemporary History of Europe (EP)

European Integration (EP)

International Security (IR)

Human Rights, Democratization and Global Justice (IR)

Theory of International Relations and European Integration (IR&EP)

Economic dimension of international relations: an introduction (IR)

Institutions of the EU (EP)


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