2023-2024 / SMEM0045-1

Final thesis


Number of credits

 Master in urban planning and territorial development (120 ECTS)20 crédits 


Jan Bogaert, Collégialité


Jan Bogaert

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Master dissertation. Scientific research. The research topic is chosen with the promotor. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The student is able to execute successfully a scientific research and to communicate its results.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Knowledges and skills with regard to scientific research and analysis: planning, literature research, communication, data analysis, presentation and interpretation of results.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Research conceived and executed under the supervision of a director. Personal work mostly.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

Personal work or in the research group of the supervisor. Meetings with the supervisor.

Recommended or required readings

Literature research as a function of the topic of the master dissertation.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Evaluation by a jury. Evaluation of the dissertation itself (contents, lay-out, structure); oral defense and oral presentation.

Work placement(s)

An integration in the research team of the advisor of the dissertation is recommended. No internship s.s. is foreseen.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

It is emphasized that the Master dissertation promotor remains the main source of information with regard to the conceptual approach, the writing, the scientific quality, the organisation, the relevance and the execution of the dissertation.

Both promotor and student are invited to take their responsability in this regard.


Professor Jan Bogaert or supervisor

Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.

Additional information: