This page provides summarized information about the Research Project and the Literature Thesis. For details, please see the corresponding manual.
All MBCS students conduct two research projects as mandatory elements of their program. Research Project 1, performed in the first year of the programme, equals either 26 or 32 EC. Research Project 2, performed in the second year, equals either 36 or 42 EC. The total EC for both projects needs to be either 62 or 68 EC.
If a student has completed an elective valued at 5 EC, and this elective has been approved by the Board of Examiners, this student is allowed to add 1 EC (corresponding to 28 additional hours) to one of the Research Projects. The student is then expected to put these additional hours into the respective project.
During the year all research labs offer different projects for master students. MBCS has set up a website to list research opportunities. Not all researchers post projects in this database, so please note that this overview is not complete. We encourage you to also contact researchers of the different research labs you are interested in, to see what possibilities they have.
Once a student has found an internship, including the appropriate supervision, he or she can register the project via www.datanose.nl/#yourprojects. The student is expected to read the Research Project Manual and to ascertain whether all requirements of the project are met.
Within a month of the registered starting date, the student is expected to submit a Research Project Proposal to the programma via www.datanose.nl/#yourprojects. This proposal will be reviewed: only if the programme approves the proposal can the project be included into the student's curriculum. See the Research Project Manual for more details.
Please note: students who submitted their project proposal via the old 'paper route' should also complete the grading process via the paper forms. In case you do not have them, please request them via firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of roles involved in the Research Projects:
The Literature Thesis is a mandatory component of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences. It is worth 12 EC, corresponding to eight weeks of full-time work. Students are free to choose their own topic, supervisor and co-assessor, as long as the following constraints are met:
More details about the Literature Thesis can be found in the Literature Thesis Manual.