Applications 2017-2018

5 February 2017
Online Application form to be filled from 20 February to 28 March 2017

Assessment

In order to graduate, every student has to be credited with 60 ECTS, of which 30 in the core courses, 20 in the optional courses and 10 for the master’s thesis, which has to be complemented by an internship report for the students following the professional program.

 

The students have to follow 16 courses, of which:

  • 6 mandatory core courses accounting for 5 ECTS each:
  • 10 optional courses to be selected from the optional courses offering, accounting for 2 ECTS each (an alternative optional Research course may be selected in another master’s program of the Paris-Dauphine University as a substitute for an optional Research course in the master’s program Energy, Finance, Carbon, after approval by the director of the program).

 

The 6 core courses:

  • are assessed through a final exam (written test or research paper);
  • the grades earned in the core courses compensate each other. In order to pass, students have to obtain an overall mean of 10/20;
  • a minimum grade of 7/20 is mandatory for passing each course. 

 

The 10 optional courses:

  • are assessed through an exam determined by each teacher (written or oral test, research paper, case study, etc.);
  • the grades earned in the optional courses compensate each other. In order to pass, students have to obtain an overall mean of 10/20;
  • a minimum grade of 7/20 is mandatory for passing each course.

 

The master’s thesis: 

  • each student has to choose a thesis director with whom he will determine the subject and the timelines. Students following the professional program are expected to write a 30-50 pages thesis while students following the research program will have to write a 60-80 pages thesis;
  • unless there is a justified exception and after approval by the director of the program, the thesis subject must be consistent with the internship of the student; 
  • the thesis of the students following the research program will be assessed on the basis of mastering formal techniques and being able to organise a scientific research
  • after submission of the written thesis, an oral exam is organised with two teachers of the master’s program who assess the student’s ability to understand and illustrate the main challenges of the subject he selected; 
  • the written thesis accounts for 75% and the oral exam for 25% of the final grade;
  • in both the professional and research programs, a minimum grade of 10/20 must be obtained in order to pass the master’s thesis; 
  • a passed master’s thesis, complemented with a successful internship, is awarded with 10 ECTS. 

 

The internship: 

  • students following the professional program must do a 3-6-month internship;
  • students following the research program can do a 3-6-month internship;
  • consistency with the thesis subject is not mandatory but highly recommended.

 

General observation:

Any grade inferior to 7/20 is eliminatory. Re-take exams may be organised for courses in which the student could not earn the minimum grade, possibly in the form of an oral exam.

A student who would not pass all courses may exceptionally be authorised by the director of the program to repeat the year in order to spread the preparation of his master’s degree over 2 years.