2023-2024 / HMEM0009-1

Final thesis and internship


20h SEM

Number of credits

 Master in population and development studies (120 ECTS)21 crédits 


Collégialité, Estelle Lecroart, Marc Poncelet, Melissa Schneider


Marc Poncelet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Compulsory support seminar involving the active participation of students. This seminar aims to guide students in the production of their internship report and their dissertation.

See the regulations dedicated to the thesis and internship on the Faculty website


More than 3 unjustified absences from this seminar lead to adjournment.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Voir le règlement dédié au mémoire et stage sur le site de la Faculté

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

It is imperative that the student has validated the course SOCI2261-1 Initiation à la recherche en développement et coopération internationale (en ce compris le travail personnel)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The sessions will alternate ex cathedra lessons, individual student presentations, peer reviewing, individual production, formative evaluation.

A work schedule is communicated at the start of the year. This schedule indicates all the intermediate productions expected for each session.

In the event of non-completion, the student will be excluded from the session for which the production was expected.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Blended learning

Additional information:

Except in the case of an Eramus stay in S1, students must physically attend the course.

For S2, coaching sessions may be organised online due to compulsory placements.

Recommended or required readings

It is strongly advised that students who experience difficulties in methodology read at least the following books:

Luc Van Campenhoudt et Raymond Quivy, Manuel de recherche en sciences sociales, Dunod.

Jean-Pierre OLIVIER DE SARDAN, La rigueur du qualitatif, 2008.

Christophe Lejeune, Manuel d'analyse qualitative; Analyser sans compter ni classer, 2019.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Formative assessments will take place all year round to help students complete the final certification products: the internship report and the dissertation (see the regulations)

Work placement(s)

The internship is compulsory and must be completed in the second semester.

See explanation in the regulations, available on the Faculty website.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Melissa Schneider : melissa.schneider@uliege.be  , assistante

Estelle Lecroart : estelle.lecroart@uliege.be , assistante

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