Master's thesis

Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode RGM0065018
Vaknaam Master's thesis
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's thesis 18 ECTS
Leerdoelen After successfully completing the Master's thesis, a student will have demonstrated possession of legal and academic research skills and will have shown, using the knowledge and insights gained during the studies and in an independent manner, the ability:

● to identify a societal problem – whether of a political, policy, legal, social, economic, cultural, military or any other nature – and, on this basis, to formulate (an) academic, legal question(s) in the field of studies of his or her programme;

● to set up research according to a legal method and to account for and justify the method chosen;

● to establish relevant facts in an objective manner, and to identify, search for and assemble the (most directly) relevant primary and secondary sources of importance to the legal research to be conducted;

● to describe and to classify, analyse, critically evaluate, assess and/or synthesise information derived from primary and secondary sources relevant to the legal research conducted;

● to reflect upon, insofar as relevant, legal theories and concepts pertinent to the topic under discussion, and to address issues of interpretation and application of the law relevant to this topic;

● to answer the academic, legal question raised and draw relevant conclusions, with force of argument, on the basis of the research conducted, and to formulate, insofar as relevant, defensible solutions to the societal problem identified;

● to make proper use of the (most directly) relevant primary and secondary sources within the thesis and to provide accurate and correct reference to such sources in accordance with good academic and legal practice;

● to present the research conducted, as well as the answer(s), conclusions and solutions, in a clear and orderly manner, in writing and at an academic level.
Omschrijving The master programmes are all concluded by the writing of a Master’s thesis.

Topics should be sent to the Programme Coordinator for approval, after which a supervisor will be appointed.

Every LLM student will receive 'Thesis Guide' at the beginning of the academic year. There is also a thesis class at the beginning of every semester. Before starting to write on the thesis, all students should have read the guidelines and are obliged to have participated in at least one of the two thesis classes.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm scriptie
Vaksoort m5-niveau, juridisch
Entreevoorwaarden Only open to Master students.
This course is not open to exchange students.
Opgenomen in
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