Research Project Geology and Geochemistry


Course Objective

Learning to prepare and conduct a research project and to write a
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
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 in the master's specialization Geology and
approximately 2 weeks preparation, 8 weeks research, 8 weeks report
writing. Possible topics offered by Geology and Geochemistry staff are
normally presented around December.

Teaching Methods

Fieldwork 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 Assessment

Written report and oral presentation.

Entry Requirements

This 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 Information

The Research Project Geology and Geochemistry is subject to the school's
placement and thesis regulations (in Dutch: stage- en scriptieregeling).
regulations require detailed written agreements between supervisor and
student that specify the conditions for the Research Project Geology and
Geochemistry. These agreements are filled out online and then
automatically sent to the track co-ordinator
(Prof dr Wim van Westrenen). After his OK, the work placement or
research project can start.

General Information

Course Code AM_1187
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.