Dissertation

lroge2892  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dissertation
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
25 credits
Q1 and Q2
Language
French
Prerequisites
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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.
Aims

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

1 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
 
Content
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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
The student must write his masters dissertation in one of the two languages in his programme and add a summary in French.
Bibliography
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Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : General