Thesis Design


Course Objective

The 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
- Methodology
- Time frame

Please note that the maximum length for the proposal is max 4 pages
(excl. timeline).

Course Content

The 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.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

The grade is based on the grade for the Thesis Design report (75%) and
the grade for the final presentation of the report (25%).

Target Audience

MSc Information Sciences

Custom Course Registration

Requirements 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

General Information

Course Code X_405087
Credits 6 EC
Period P3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. T. Kuhn MSc
Examiner dr. T. Kuhn MSc
Teaching Staff dr. T. Kuhn MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture
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