Thesis Project Earth & Climate


Course Objective

Learning to prepare and conduct a research project, or to successfully
fulfill a work placement/traineeship in trade, industry, government or
otherwise; and to write a scientific report 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

Research project or work placement (traineeship) in the master's
specialization Earth & Climate; with a volume of 24 EC (16
weeks) and related master thesis report. Next to this you need to attend
4 MSc presentations and give one yourself.

Teaching Methods

Research project or work placement/traineeship.

Method of Assessment

Written report/thesis, research methodology, attitude and presentation

Entry Requirements

The Research project Earth & Climate should be completed
before the start of the thesis.

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 should be put forward to secretary of the Examination
Board 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 using the optional subject 'Extension of master thesis
in Earth Sciences' (450149). Information on Master thesis projects is
provided by departmental lecturers and is made available on the
departmental pages of the Faculty website.The Research project Earth
Surface Processes AM_1149 should be completed before the start of the

General Information

Course Code AM_1228
Credits 27 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. C.J. Beets
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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