lstic2892  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

18 credits
Q1 and Q2
Main themes
The masters dissertation, irrespective of the subject, allows a student to :
- carry out a critical analysis and summarise a given scientific topic,
- put a specific issue/statement in context drawing on existing information,
- present the results of the dissertation by justifying the methodological choices, explaining the hypotheses and scientifically stating the results obtained.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


The dissertation must demonstrate the author's ability to describe correctly the results of a personal, objective and methodical work. The length of the dissertation is not a criteria in evaluating its quality.

Similar to the other forms of learning, the dissertation is an essential component of the programme to which it belongs. It consists of research work which students should consider as a first step in research in their particular field.

The dissertation is a research work :

- specific, as regards the other teaching activities ;

- methodical, the underlying methodology has already been acquired in the bachelor and masters programme ;

- integrated in the programme and limited to the scope of the subject. Guidelines regarding the dissertation can be found on http://www.uclouvain.be61093.html


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The dissertation must present the results of a personal and critical study as well as the scientific methodology used to obtain these results. The scientific and bibliographical conventions of a dissertation must be respected.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Students are assigned a superviser to oversee their dissertation. A co-supervisor may be chosen if the subject of the dissertation necessitates it or at the request of the student or supervisor. The dissertation committee is made up of the supervisor, a reader, and a second reader in the event of a disagreement between the supervisor and first reader.
The evaluation of the dissertation is based on :
- the achievement of the objectives
- the ability to present a relevant and well documented summary
- significant personal input by the student as well as the ability to justify the methodological choices
- the coherence and completeness of the work - the quality and relevance of the written and illustrated work.
Other information
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Information and Communication Science and Technology