Course ObjectiveLearning to prepare and conduct an individual research project and to
scientific report thereof at the academic Master's level. In both
practical conduct and writing 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 ContentResearch project in the MSc Earth Sciences specialization Geology and
approximately 2 weeks preparation, 10 weeks research, 6 weeks report
writing. Possible topics offered by Geology and Geochemistry staff are
normally presented around December.
Teaching MethodsFieldwork or lab analysis or work placement. Following field or lab
research or work placement, the student must present and document
his/her results in a written report and present results orally.
Method of AssessmentWritten report and oral presentation.
Entry RequirementsThis course is only accessible to students who have earned at least 12
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 Research Project Geology and Geochemistry is subject to the school's
Work placement and thesis regulations (in Dutch: stage- en
These regulations require detailed written agreements between
student that specify the conditions for the Research Project Geology and
Geochemistry. These agreements are filled out online and then
automatically sent to the specialisation coordinator
(currently Prof dr Wim van Westrenen). After his approval, the work
research project can start.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||prof. dr. W. van Westrenen|
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