The two-year master’s programme (120 credits) consists of 108 credits related to the main subject (30 credits general courses, 12 credits specialisation courses, 6 credits professional skills, 30 credits master thesis, 30 credits internship) and 12 credits elective courses.
In the second year, a research project (master’s dissertation) is scheduled. The topic of the master’s dissertation is in accordance with the chosen main subject. The master’s dissertation is an original piece of research work. It aims to develop and strengthen the research capacity skills of the students. The student selects a topic and is given guidance by a promotor or supervisor. The master’s dissertation consists of a literature review part, practical research and an original analysis of the topic. Students have the possibility to do a part of their master’s dissertation abroad.
The internship (academic or industrial) is the final part of the master curriculum and will give the student the opportunity to apply the learned knowledge to an international research or non-academic context. This will allow to develop further practical skills that cannot be taught in the classroom. The student will experience working in an international research environment or in a professional environment of an industrial company or a non-academic research institute.
If you want to combine your master’s degree with a teacher’s degree, then there is the option of following an ‘Educatieve master’ instead of the above described master. The ‘Educatieve master’ however is a Dutch taught programme. More information can be found on www.ugent.be/educatievemaster