Research thesis

Steps Task
1 Find a supervisor from the faculty of the Master's programme who agrees to supervise your research thesis. Agree on the subject of the thesis with your supervisor.
2 Complete the Master's thesis registration form and submit it to the secretariat of the Institute of Economic Research (Pasqualina Lassagne). This is a binding document that also includes your choice of major. Note that the deadlines listed below apply.
3 Write your thesis, making sure to maintain regular contact with your supervisor. Use the official title page for your thesis.
4 Register on IS Academia for the "Dissertation" course, as well as for the exam session during which you will defend your thesis (check the exam registration deadlines). Determine a suitable defence date with your supervisor.
5 Organise the date of the defence with your supervisor. The jury is composed of the supervisor and a qualified reader.
6 Email a first draft of your thesis to your supervisor (as a .pdf file) around 6 weeks before the defence (deadline to be agreed with your supervisor). 
7 Submit the final version of your thesis to your supervisor (two printed copies and a .pdf file) at least 2 weeks prior to the date of the defence, together with a signed copy of the pledge of honour.
8 After a successful defence, a paper copy of the thesis will be archived by the Institute at the Faculty library.


Defence date Date for submitting the Master's thesis registration form
 Before January 17th No later than October 1st
 Before June 13th No later than March 1st
 Before September 5th No later than June 1st

Note: Exceptions to these dates may be made with the agreement of the supervisor and host institution.