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Semester 4 — Master’s thesis and conference (EPOG-JM)

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    Semes­ter 4 aims to enhance and apply learn­ing out­comes. Depend­ing on their Master’s the­sis project and career per­spec­tives, stu­dents will:

    They will also choose between:

    Writ­ing the Master’s the­sis in a “research lab environment”Stu­dents will be inte­grat­ed into the rel­e­vant research lab (with access to sem­i­nars and research meet­ings, data­bas­es, library and com­put­ing resources). They will write their Master’s the­sis in the cho­sen insti­tu­tion (Feb­ru­ary-June). Stu­dents will have to take one course or fol­low local research sem­i­nars (equiv­a­lent to 3 ECTS) in order (i) to favour their induc­tion in the host­ing insti­tu­tion and/or (ii) to help with their Master’s the­sis (method­ol­o­gy, spe­cif­ic advanced cours­es…). The oppor­tu­ni­ty of stay­ing in a research lab is manda­to­ry for stu­dents enrolled in Minor B1.
    Writ­ing the Master’s the­sis in the con­text of a “pro­fes­sion­al internship”.Such an intern­ship may be spent at one of the non-aca­d­e­m­ic asso­ci­at­ed part­ner or at any rel­e­vant insti­tu­tion pro­vid­ed that the inter­ship is direct­ly relat­ed to the top­ic of the Master’s the­sis, so that the time spent can be used as field­work in prepa­ra­tion for the dis­ser­ta­tion. It should be not­ed that the require­ments are the same for a the­sis done in a con­text of a pro­fes­sion­al inter­ship and a research lab envi­ron­ment. Note also that the stu­dents will­ing to do a pro­fes­sion­al intern­ship will have to find the posi­tion. The intern­ship can last 4 to 6 months.

    Stu­dents will be joint­ly tutored by teachers/researchers from a part­ner insti­tu­tion in Paris, the insti­tu­tions of the first year of the Master’s and, when­ev­er rel­e­vant, from the asso­ci­at­ed part­ner. Stu­dents choos­ing to work in a “pro­fes­sion­al envi­ron­ment” will be allo­cat­ed an intern­ship tutor.

    The Master’s thesis: timing and assessment

    Work on the the­sis will start dur­ing Semes­ter 3 (pro­pos­al and super­vi­sors). Stu­dents will almost ful­ly ded­i­cate to the the­sis from Feb­ru­ary to June (Semes­ter 4) along­side a course (for stu­dents choos­ing the “research lab” envi­rone­ment) or the intern­ship (for stu­dents choos­ing that route).

    The Master’s the­sis will rely on the writ­ten doc­u­ment (sub­mit­ted at the begin­ning of June) and defence (at the end of June). The work will be assessed joint­ly by the uni­ver­si­ties award­ing the degree(s) and, where rel­e­vant, the insti­tu­tion host­ing the stu­dent dur­ing Semes­ter 4. The more demand­ing cri­te­ria of the Euro­pean part­ners will be used as com­mon stan­dards to decide final marks. An impor­tant cri­te­ri­on will be the capac­i­ty pro­vide sys­temic analy­sis includ­ing insights tak­en from the oth­er Majors.

    The EPOG conference

    The “ EPOG con­fer­ence” is held usu­al­ly at the begin­ning of July of Semes­ter 4. It involves the whole cohort which is grad­u­at­ing that cur­rent year (manda­to­ry) and also alum­ni, pro­fes­sors and prac­tion­ers from part­ner and asso­ci­at­ed part­ner insti­tu­tions, keynote speak­ers… Stu­dents fin­ish­ing the first year may join the con­fer­ence. The event may also be held joint­ly with an aca­d­e­m­ic con­fer­ence to enlarge the audi­ence and favour the aca­d­e­m­ic exchanges beyond the EPOG+ pro­gramme itself.

    The con­fer­ence includes:

    • ses­sions in which stu­dents present their the­sis work to all the par­tic­i­pants (and in which the oth­er stu­dents (and par­tic­i­pants) dis­cuss the pre­sent­ed work);
    • invit­ed ses­sions with pres­ti­gious keynote speakers;
    • ses­sions organ­ised by the EPOG Stu­dents and Alum­ni Asso­ci­a­tion.

    Pro­gramme of the conference
    Posters for the round tables

    Pro­gramme of the con­fer­ence (pdf)

    Poster for the keynote speak­ers ses­sion (pdf)

    Pro­gramme of the con­fer­ence (pdf)

    Poster for the keynote speak­ers ses­sion (pdf)

    Pro­gramme of the con­fer­ence (pdf)

    Keynote speak­ers’ ses­sions (pre­sen­ta­tion and posters)

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