- Substantiate the answers found and propose defendable solutions (if necessary).
- Show to master the academic skills needed to autonomously formulate an academic research question in the legal field.
- Construct a research in order to answer the research question adequately.
- Collect, organise, analyse, correlate, and asses information relevant to the research.
- Present, in writing, the design, execution and results of the research in a clear, falsifiable and systematic fashion.
- Present the thesis to an audience of non-lawyers and defend it in front of the examination committee.
The Master Thesis is credited for 12 ECTS. Students which have started before the academic year of 2015-2016 can make use of the transitional arrangement. You can find the arrangement here.
The Master Thesis is designed as a course. The students will have to complete the different stages of the course within the set deadlines. After the student has signed up for a subject (either a subject which is approved by the coordinator of one of the departments of TLS or a subject of the list), the students will autonomously elaborate their thesis under guidance of a mentor. After concluding the written research, the student will have to defend hers/his work publicly and present it to family, friends and other attendants.