Master Thesis Geology and Geochemistry


Course Objective

Learning to prepare and conduct an individual research project, or to
fulfil a work placement/traineeship in trade, industry, government or
otherwise; and to write a scientific report thereof at the academic
Master's level. In practical conduct, working methods, attitude,
collaboration, writing and other communication the student should
demonstrate his or her:
• advanced knowledge and understanding of the field, thus providing a
basis or opportunity for originality in developing and applying ideas;
• problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within
broader contexts;
• ability to integrate knowledge and to handle complexity;
• ability to clearly communicate conclusions, and the knowledge and
rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist

Course Content

Individual research project or work placement (traineeship) in the
Master Earth Sciences specialisation Geology and Geochemistry with a
volume of 27 EC (18 weeks) combined with writing of a written master
thesis report.

Teaching Methods

Research project or work placement/traineeship.

Method of Assessment

Written report and oral presentation

Entry Requirements

This course is only accessible to students who:
• have earned their bachelor's degree
• have earned at least 36 EC in the master specialisation programme
concerned, as registered by the student administration on March 1st.
Otherwise, admission is possible only when granted by the Examination

Additional Information

The Master thesis is subject to the school's Work placement and thesis
regulations (stage- en scriptieregeling). These regulations require
detailed written agreements between supervisor and student that specify
the conditions for the Master thesis work placement or research project.
This agreement form, filled out electronically by student and
supervisors, should be checked and approved by the master co-ordinator
(currently Prof dr
W. van Westrenen) before the start of the work placement or research
The master thesis work placement or research project may be extended by
a volume of 12 EC upon agreement by the examination board.
Information on Master thesis projects is provided by department staff
and is made available on the appropriate Canvas site.

General Information

Course Code AM_1186
Credits 27 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator prof. dr. W. van Westrenen
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Target audiences

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