Dissertation (Master's paper)

lthea2992  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dissertation (Master's paper)
25 credits
Q1 and Q2

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
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 :

1 The dissertation must demonstrate the author's ability to describe correctly the results of a personal, objective and methodical work. 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.
Teaching methods
The student must meet his or her supervisor on at least two occasions in the first year. On the first day of the final session in his or her first year at the latest, he or she will send the supervisor a file summarising the work carried out over the course of the year. As a minimum this file will comprise: a title, a description of the research question (one page), a plan and a structured bibliography.
Evaluation methods
When giving the final grade, the supervisor will give equal weight to the student's involvement and the consistency of the work handed in over the course of the master in relation to the dissertation (in particular its timeliness and the quality of the file submitted at the end of the first year)
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Performing Arts