Students should begin to think about potential thesis topics as early as possible.
They may begin working on the thesis once the title has been agreed on at the Midterm Meeting.
All students will be assigned a supervisor and an external examiner to grade the thesis. The supervisor will be a member of staff at the third term university who is available to guide the students in writing their thesis. Moreover, most third term universities offer thesis seminars in which the students are required to present their ideas for the thesis and to discuss them with their fellow students. The names and contact details of the external examiners will be published in due course.
It is important to point out the relative weight of the thesis. Each of the markers can award a maximum of 30 points, which means that the thesis counts as much as six term exams.
The procedure for evaluating the thesis is detailed in § 6 of the programme regulations.
Before you start working on the thesis, please read thoroughly the Thesis Guidelines. This manual is full of essential information for writing the thesis, such as contents, structure, and submission rules.
The thesis submission deadline can be found in the Academic Calendar.
Each year, the author of the best thesis is awarded a cash prize. A collection of the best theses from recent years can also be downloaded from the Thesis Archive.
It has unfortunately become necessary to issue a very severe warning against the offence of plagiarism in the thesis. Please see the EMLE Board Decision on Plagiarism.
"As the senior member of the current class, I have a great many more miles on me than do my EMLE colleagues, yet would still say that this has been one of my great life experiences. I had the pleasure of living in Rotterdam, Ghent and Haifa; received a world-class education from some of some of the leading scholars in this field; and shared many intellectual discussions and good times with new friends and colleagues from around the world."
With deepest gratitude,
[EMLE Student 2015/2016]