The master's programme is a dense academic programme which does not allow room for internships within the standard curriculum. In some cases a research internship can be made part of the programme.
A research internship at master's level can be awarded with study credits (9 ECTS). Generally a research internship is combined with an individual thesis (21 ECTS). Students who would like to follow this trajectory will have to start early to find a suitable internship and a supervisor and to make a solid and realistic study plan. Such a plan has to be discussed with the internship coordinator and approval of the exeption to the regular curriculum needs the approval of the Examinations board.
What is a research internship? A research internship is an internship during which a student writes a product (for instance a report) for the internship provider, on the basis of academic research performed by the student. In principle, this product as well as the collected data, the empirical part of the report or the analysis of the literature, should be part of the final thesis or will be further analysed in the thesis. The mutual relationship between internship and thesis will need to be defined in advance in the thesis proposal (to be approved by the thesis supervisor) and will need to be elaborated in the thesis. Regular academic standards regarding independence at defining and doing research will be guaranteed at all times.
Please see the manual for research internships and the thesis manual.
In the A-Z section information is available on requests to the Examinations Board and extra curricular internships. The thesis manual can be found in the article 'Thesis'.
See the UvA Study Abroad website for more information about Internships & Research.