Course ObjectiveThe goal of the Thesis Design course is to write a research proposal on
the subject of your chosen master project.
The research proposal will have to consist of the following content:
- State of the art of the literature
- A clearly defined research problem and question
- Project plan
- Time frame
Please note that the maximum length for the proposal is max 4 pages
Course ContentThe first four weeks of the final MSc thesis project are part of the
Thesis Design phase (6 ECTS). This is a separate course for which the
student will receive a grade. During this phase, they develop their
research plan and conduct the literature research. There will be one
intervision meeting at the end of week 2 to discuss progress as part of
the Thesis Design phase.
Method of AssessmentThe grade is based on the grade for the Thesis Design report (75%) and
the grade for the final presentation of the report (25%).
Target AudienceMSc Information Sciences
Custom Course RegistrationRequirements for UvA students UvA students are required to follow the course 'Thesis Design' in case they wish to carry out their master project under the guidance of a VU supervisor. In this way, UvA students will be equally prepared for the master project as our own VU students are. We expect that this will increase the chances of UvA students to successfully complete their project in the allotted time of a one year master program. If you are discussing a master project with an UvA student, do take this new element into account. Once you agree to the supervision of an UvA student, please see to it that the student will include the course in his or her program. Clearly, each UvA student will receive all formal credits upon successfully completing 'Thesis Design'. The UvA students do a project in block 3 and only have to finish their thesis design by March. Please note that this applies to UvA students only. Those VU students who are supported by an UvA supervisor will of course follow the VU thesis design trajectory
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. S. Lusini|
|Examiner||dr. H. Leopold MSc|
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