Course ObjectiveThe literature thesis has the aim to reflect on scientific literature.
In a total of 6 weeks (full time), the student specializes in a certain
gathering and analyzing (recent) scientific articles and other
literature that can be included in the literature research. The student
can decide on the topic of the thesis.
Course ContentThe 9 EC literature thesis is a compulsory part of the Master's
programme in Biomedical Sciences. The topic of the thesis needs to match
one of the student’s research specialization(s).
Teaching MethodsLiterature thesis, under supervision of VU-staff.
Method of AssessmentThe assessment of the literature thesis is undertaken by the VU-
supervisor and an optional second supervisor.
The literature thesis is assessed on the following aspects:
• execution of the thesis
• final report/review
• oral presentation
Entry RequirementsWe recommend that you have at least completed all specialization
preferably also the internship of the research specialization of which
this thesis is part of.
Target AudienceMSc Biomedical Sciences students
Additional InformationDetailed information can be found in the Guidelines and
in the Teaching and Examination Regulations (TER).
It is not allowed for your literature thesis and internships to take
place on the same or on a highly similar subject or with same
Custom Course RegistrationEvery literature thesis has to be approved by the masters’ coordinator in advance (on behalf of the examination board). The Guidelines for the literature thesis describe the process of completing the literature thesis from the beginning (the admission) through the actual execution with its supervision to the final stage (assessment and grading) in consecutive order. The various stages of the process will be supported by forms.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg|
|Examiner||dr. R.J. van Belle-van den Berg|
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