What you need to know about the thesis


The defenses take place during the examination sessions (except for exceptional and justified cases). The administrative desk of the MSc Master organises defense days where several students present their Master thesis on the same day. This way students and the public can attend several presentations on the same day. This organization allows an equity of treatment and a more objective evaluation. You will find on the column to your right the fixed days for the next exam sessions.

Students should be aware that the Master thesis supervisor may not be available during the July/August period, and must plan their work and thesis submission accordingly (together with their supervisor) if they wish to defend in the session de rattrapage.

Directives (instructions for the Master thesis) Entrée en vigueur
Directives_memoire_MSc_2020_final  (191 Ko) 05.12.2018
Documents for the Master thesis English
Autorisation soutenance MSc GSE  (104 Ko) authorisation form for thesis defence
Page garde type  (285 Ko) Example of cover page
The second page of this document has to be included in the final version with the original signatures and placed on page 2 or 3 of the Master thesis.
Document for the evaluation of the Master thesis Entrée en vigueur
MSc evaluation form  (125 Ko) 06.2018

Master defense days 2019/20

Winter Exam Session 2020
Thursday, January 16th

Summer Exam Session 2020
Thursday, June 25th

Autumn Exam Session 2020
Monday, August 24th

Deposit of the Master thesis

2 weeks before the defense:

  • one copie of the Master thesis (printed or electronical version) to each member of the board (supervisor, expert)
  • deposit of the form «autorisation soutenance» at the administrative desk

Final deposit after the defense

  • The student has a maximum of 10 days after the defense day for the correction of his/her thesis
  • one paper version and one electronic version has to be given to the administrative desk of the Master at least 5 days before the publication of the exams.

Graduation Ceremony

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