Course ObjectiveThe final thesis conveys
- a critical, creative and innovative attitude with regard to the way in
which problems in the area of international conflict and security are
framed in academic, legal and policy debates;
- a critical, creative and innovative attitude with regard to the
existing legal framework in the field of international conflict and
- a critical, creative and innovative attitude with regard to academic
research as well as research results
Course ContentThe LPIS thesis is an independent piece of scholarly research on a topic
in international security with an interdisciplinary outlook.
The purpose of the thesis is firstly to demonstrate that you are able to
apply the knowledge, insight and skills acquired during the programme.
This means that you must be able to independently define a research
question; identify, critically analyse and interpret relevant source
material and/or data; draw conclusions and make assessments, possible
recommendations and suggestions for further research.
A second purpose of the LPIS thesis is to gain in-depth and specialist
knowledge of and insight into a particular area of law and/or politics.
This requires research conducted in accordance with the research methods
applicable to international law and relations, followed by presentation
of the results and outcomes in a clear and consistent manner.
The thesis seminars facilitate the writing process by organizing
supervision and peer review.
Teaching Methods> supervision is organized in thesis seminars.There are 5-6 thesis
seminars to discuss the outline and draft chapters with supervisor and
> a postersession to present your project to fellow students
> monthly thesis bootcamps (on a voluntary basis)
Method of Assessmentwritten thesis
Additional InformationFor more information you can contact the LPIS thesis coordinator.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Law|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M. Hoijtink|
|Examiner||dr. M. Hoijtink|
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