You have signed up for writing a thesis. Your inspiration and serious intention to make this project is definitely a good starting point, but you have to go and take some concrete steps to progress. One of these first steps will be selecting a good thesis subject.
Choosing thesis subjects or thesis topics is usually a challenging experience for many students. First off, a good thesis subject should meet some requirements like it should be relevant to your field, it should contribute to science, and so on. Second, a thesis subject should be of great interest to you. It should be a kind of motivator that will help you continue working on the project.
Thus, leave enough time for choosing a thesis subject and do not hurry to make the final decision. Here, we want to explain what steps you can take to make the right choice of a thesis subject.
Start thinking about some general topics within your research area that sound interesting to you. List all of them, do not neglect any ideas.
Get down to exploring possible thesis subjects from your list. Basically, you need to identify whether:
- this or that thesis subject is directly related to your field;
- it will be an interesting thesis subject for the research community;
- it will help you with the future career;
- you will be able to get all necessary materials to disclose this thesis subject.
Now, make a new list of thesis subjects and include only those items that meet the requirements mentioned in the Step 2. It will be rather a narrowed list that you have to discuss with an advisor. Take all his/her comments seriously and only then make the final choice of your thesis subject.
Here, you can also learn more about making a thesis outline.