There is a choice of either the MA Dissertation or the Portfolio.
The MA dissertation (18.000 words) is submitted at the end of the third semester of studies and not later than February 15th. For students who receive an extension for the submission of their master thesis, the deadline will be June 30th.
Students wishing to continue for a PhD on a more theoretical strand of applied linguistics are advised to choose the dissertation option.
Further details about the dissertation are available here.