Course ObjectiveLearning 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
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 ContentIndividual 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
Teaching MethodsResearch project or work placement/traineeship.
Method of AssessmentWritten report and oral presentation
Entry RequirementsThis 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 InformationThe 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.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. W. van Westrenen|
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