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Finding a topic

Finding a research topic and a research supervisor

Students make individual arrangements with their supervisor about a research topic. Students should start to think about suitable topics for their research project around November.

How to find a topic?



Orientation meeting

Before students start their research project, they have to have found a research master’s supervisor. It is advised to plan orientation meetings with two or three potential supervisors in October-November-December. In these meetings students can ask about planned research of the potential supervisor, and find out whether the supervisor’s and students’ research interests and expectations match. When the student and supervisor agree on a project, they both sign a Research (Internship or Thesis) contract. In this contract the mutual agreement is formalised, and project details as topic, starting date, number of ec and meeting frequency are stated in it. The contract has to be handed in at the Research Master’s study adviser on 20 December 2013 (Thesis) or on 31 January 2014 (Internship) at latest.


Graduate Conference

All Research Master's Psychology students present their Internship or Thesis on a poster at the annual Research Master Graduate Conference. At this conference it is possible to meet up with students and researchers and to find out more about the current issues in several fields of Psychology.