2023-2024 / YTRA9008-1

Final thesis, part 1 in clinical psychology


30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in psychology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 




Stéphanie Peters

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

The Master's thesis, Part 1, is the first part of the Master's thesis. Students have to formulate their research project for their master's thesis with the help of their supervisor. Students can either take part to the studies that are carried out by the supervisor or create their own project with the help of their supervisor.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Developing a research project (literature searches, generate the hypotheses and the aims of the study, define a methodology).

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Meetings with the supervisor will help students define a research topic, generating hypotheses and to determining a methodology.
From 2020-2021, students will take part to support seminars. These seminars have several aims : help students developing their abilities to apply the scientific method, to search in the scientific literature, to critique scientific articles, to write a report using the scientific standards, to formulate aims and hypotheses, to understand the methodology underpinning the study, and to take into account the feasibility of the study and the ethical aspects.
Attending these seminars is mandatory for the Master's students in psychology and in speech therapy. Receiving help from the teaching assistant in charge of the seminars is only possible when attending the seminars. After the first seminar, students who do not want to attend the seminars can ask for a dispensation to their supervisor (it is, however, not allowed to attend specific seminars independently of the whole cycle).

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


Recommended or required readings

A eCampus space (MTFE0000-3) is available and gathers the planning and the various resources used during the seminars.

The assessment will consist in a written report as specified in the regulations "Règlement pour le Mémoire - Partim 1 du master en Sciences psychologiques, en Sciences de l'éducation et en Logopédie ». The assessment is carried out by the supervisor.
As attending the seminars is mandatory, the register will be taken and transferred to the supervisors. Each supervisor will decide whether a sanction is applied regarding the final grade.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Scientific support : supervisors.
Support to the seminars : Julien Laloyaux (j.laloyaux@uliege.be) and Trecy Martinez Perez (trecy.martinezperez@uliege.be)
Administrative support : Magda Thunus (04/366. 20. 26 ou Magda.Thunus@uliege.be).

Association of one or more MOOCs