The taught part of the program consists of three core and three optional modules (10 ECTS each). The 15,000-20,000 word dissertation is on a subject of the student’s choice, supervised by a member of staff (15 ECTS). The Fall semester is devoted to the three core modules, The Spring semester to the optional modules, and the summer period is devoted to dissertation research and writing-up (dissertation submission deadline: 30 September).