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Fourth Semester

Dissertation (30 ECTS)

To be completed in Copenhagen, London or Bilbao.

The dissertation consists of a small-scale research project submitted as an extended piece of written work of approximately 20.000 words. The specific requirements (the maximum or minimum length of the dissertation, way of presentation: font type, spaces, submission methods) may vary slightly according to the study regulations at each university.

The overall aim of the dissertation is to allow students to unify and extend their understanding of the subject as developed in the taught part of the programme by pursuing an independent research project on a chosen topic.

Students completing the dissertation will be able to:

  • communicate complex professional and academic issues to both specialists and laymen
  • formulate and analyze complex scholarly issues independently, systematically and critically
  • critically appraise various methods of analysis
  • work as a member of a community of learners and independently
  • continue own competence development and specialization.