Master Dissertation

Master Dissertation

The Master Dissertation is the crowning achievement of the LLM Programme. It is an exercise aimed at demonstrating capabilities of legal research, critical legal thinking, legal analysis, autonomous legal writing, and original informed opinion making, on a relevant topic. It must represent an original effort of research and writing at an advanced level, comparable to what is required for an entry level law review article. Moreover, the dissertation is presented through an oral defence that allows both students and reviewers to further demonstrate, scrutinize and/or develop insights and skills.


The admitted LLM candidates are requested to make some research prior to coming to Ghent regarding the sphere of law and a preliminary topic on which they would like to focus in their LLM Papers.