2023-2024 / PTFE0021-1

Final work


Number of credits

 Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)30 crédits 
 Master in linguistics (120 ECTS) (joint-degree programme)30 crédits 


Laurent Rasier

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


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Through preparation of a dissertation, students must show the skills they have acquired during their studies in terms of personal and thorough research. They will demonstrate the ability to use critical sense and the skills of analysis and synthesis. The quality of the dissertation is not determined by its length.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


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

The student must submit his or her dissertation proposal to the president of the jury along with the name of the dissertation advisor at the latest by the first day of the second quarter of the first year of the Masters.
Each dissertation will be subject to a public oral defence. This will start with a summary presentation (maximum of 7 minutes) during which the student should present the subject of his or her research, the methods used and the results obtained, while highlighting any specific contribution that the dissertation makes. Each committee member will make a commentary on the written work and will ask questions to which the student should reply.

Recommended or required readings

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

- Remote

written exam AND oral exam

Additional information:

Assessment will be based upon the written work as well as its formatting (grammar and spelling mistakes are liable to be penalised) and on the oral defence.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Laurent Rasier, chair of the jury:   laurent.rasier@ulg.ac.be 
Julien Perrez, secretary of the jury:    julien.perrez@ulg.ac.be 

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