The students undertake the writing of a dissertation thesis during their 8th semester. The preparation of it takes place during the previous semester and happens in the context of the Methodology of Research Tutorial, on topics related to the syllabus modules. The choice of the topic is not necesssarily original, but it requires a synthetic approach. It can relate to original material collected through a fieldwork process, archival work or a literature review.

The dissertation is submitted in written form, and cannot be replaced by artistic work. Its examination takes the form of a viva. The examination board consists of three academic staff members who have related reserach interests

The DTM can support the publication of outstanding works 

Specific guidelines can be found in eclass