The final assessment will be a thesis, which must be a comprehensive and original investigation.
Professors of the Master’s degree course modules and professors of the Department may be thesis supervisors. The supervisor is assisted by one or more co-supervisors, chosen from the professors that are teaching courses within the department or external experts. It is preferable that one of the supervisors or co-supervisors is a professor of the chosen language for the thesis.
The marking criteria will include foreign language skills (also Italian if this is the case). The final assessment is awarded 29/30 ECTS depending on the curriculum.
The topic in question must be approved by the supervisor and must be the student’s own work. Through the thesis, the student should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the theoretical framework, an adequate knowledge of the existing literature with regard to the subject matter, ability to obtain sources, critical ability, the ability to form an argument throughout the text and the structure of the argument.
The Master’s thesis in Language Sciences will have a number of pages assessed by the supervisor. Regarding the use of any graphics or images, see the webpage on graphic layout help.
The thesis can be written and discussed in one of the languages listed in the study plan, or in the most suitable language for the discussion of the relevant topics, according to explicit indications of the supervisor.
We recommend that you write a detailed abstract (8,000 - 10,000 characters) on the aims, contents and outcome, written in a different language. The thesis must be partially (at least 50%) discussed in the student’s language of specialisation (the language chosen in their study plan).
The admission procedures for the final assessment and presentation of the application can be found in the University proceedings. The criteria for the evaluation of the final assessment will be established by the University bodies.
Last update: 01/03/2018