Course ObjectiveLearning to prepare and conduct a research project and to write a
scientific report 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 master's specialisation Earth Surface Processes:
circa 2 weeks preparation, circa 8 weeks research, circa 7 weeks report.
Next to this you need to attend 4 MSc presentations and give one
Teaching MethodsFieldwork and/or lab analysis. Following field or lab research, the
student must present and document his/her results in a report.
Method of AssessmentWritten report. Grading is based on the report, methodology, research
attitude and presentation
Entry RequirementsAll compulsary courses of the first master year; as noted in the OER at
least 18 EC should be succesfully be acquired.
Target AudienceThe Research Project is subject to the school's Work placement and
thesis regulations (stageregeling). These regulations
require detailed written agreements between supervisors and student
that specify the conditions for the Master thesis work placement or
research project. This agreement should be put forward to the secretary
of the examination board before the start of the work placement or
Admission to this Research project is only granted to students with a
BSc degree Earth Sciences and other students who have been admitted to
the MSc degree programme by the Examination Board. Admission
requirements are checked by the Examination Board on April 15th.
Participants should register in time (preferably before March 1st) with
the staff member/department in question and via the regular way.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. C.J. Beets|
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Last-minute registration is available for this course.