Master Thesis
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-BS029
Credits (ECTS)20
CategoryMA (Master)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Behavioural Science;
prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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prof. dr. M.P.J. Vervloed
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Academic year2018
JAAR  (03/09/2018 to 31/08/2019)
Starting block
Course mode
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
At the end of the MSc Thesis
- Student has advanced knowledge and insight of the paradigms and theories of the topics of his/her major research project and can integrate this knowledge and insights into a scientific paper/ RMBS thesis.
- Student is able to select appropriate designs and research methods for solving research questions and can systematically process and analyze research data.
- Student is able to interpret research results and to formulate conclusions.
- Student can discuss clearly what the theoretical implications and the societal significance are of research findings and can reflect on the societal significance.
- Student can report their work in the format and standards of an English-language scientific journal paper.
The aim of the MSc thesis is to demonstrate that the student is able to address a significant research question, to critically analyse theories and relevant literature, to operationalize the research question, to analyse, interpret and reflect on the research findings, and to present the findings in the form of a scientific paper.
More information can be found in the Major Research Guideline available on Brightspace.

Exam information
The MSc thesis is independently reviewed and evaluated by at least 2 senior BSI members (supervisor and independent reader), according to the scientific criteria; (a) clarity of presentation, (b) theoretical contributions, (c) adequacy of the study design and analyses, (d) quality of the discussion and interpretation of the results. The student also has a 20-minute defence meeting with the supervisor and independent reader.
Required materials
Subject specific literature

Instructional modes
MSc Thesis

Master Thesis
Test weight1
Test typeThesis
OpportunitiesBlock JAAR, Block JAAR