Research Project Solid Earth


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 specialisation Solid Earth:
approximately 2 weeks
preparation, 8 weeks research, 8 weeks report writing.

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.

Additional Information

Please note that from the 2016-2017 Academic year onwards, students
should replace this course with the Research Project Geology and
Geochemistry (AM_1187).

The Research Project Solid Earth was 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 Research Project Solid
Earth. This agreement should be put forward to the master co-ordinator
(Prof dr Wim van Westrenen) before the start of the work placement or
research project.

Custom Course Registration

New subscriptions to this course are not advised, as the course has been superseded by the course Research Project Geology and Geochemistry (AM_1187)

General Information

Course Code AM_450200
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
Examiner 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.

Teaching Methods Seminar