Assessment and Thesis
First semester assessment is made by written and oral assignments and exams. Only successful students are allowed to proceed to second semester courses. During the second semester, students will attend further specialised courses for which they will be assessed according to the hosting university’s practices. The Master’s thesis is assessed with regard to both the written work and the oral defence.
The thesis consists of an academic piece of work, between 20.000 and 30.000 words, written individually and independently by the student under the supervision of the E.MA Director or another expert academic of the second semester university. The thesis shall be written in English. However, students may write the thesis in French upon prior approval of the E.MA Director of the second semester University. The thesis defence is in English.
Each academic year the E.MA Council selects 5 theses to be published on the E.MA website and 3 theses to be published on the website of the Regional Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation. The selection of these outstanding theses is based on academic quality, originality, and contribution to the promotion and implementation of human rights and democratic values. Further publication opportunities may arise in the framework of EIUC/E.MA’s collaboration with the European Yearbook on Human Rights and The Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law.