This information is for the 2018/19 session.
All teachers of taught courses within the European Institute.
This course is compulsory on the MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict, MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is not available as an outside option.
Students are required to write a 10,000-word dissertation on a topic within the field of their chosen programme. Those seeking further guidance on topic selection should approach their Academic Advisor in the first instance. The dissertation need not be an account of original research - in some cases it will rely exclusively on secondary sources- but it should be the product of work done independently by the student.
In preparation for the dissertation, students must submit Dissertation Topic Proposal and a Dissertation Prospectus. Failure to submit the required documents and to complete the research ethics review checklist will result in the student not being able to submit the Dissertation. Following the submission of the Dissertation Topic Approval Form, a student will receive notification in writing from the EI’s Programmes and Events Office as to whether it has been finally approved or not - a student cannot progress to the submission of the dissertation without such approval. Students are strongly advised to attend the relevant methodology course for their programme on how to conduct research and write a dissertation. Detailed information on timing, deadlines and presentation can be found in the EU499 Moodle page. Students are required to read any additional information relevant to their particular programme.
Students taking MSc in European Studies (Research), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Global Europe: Culture and Conflict are expected to attend EU410 Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Design.
Students taking MSc in International Migration and Public Policy are expected to attend SO476 Researching Migration: Research Questions and Research Methods.
A written essay (prospectus) is required as part of the approval process.
Dissertation (100%, 10000 words) post-summer term.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2017/18: 110
Average class size 2017/18: Unavailable
Controlled access 2017/18: No
Value: One Unit