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Research Project: Fieldwork


Admission requirements

Compulsary for students enrolled in RESMA African Studies


Students work on their research project on a topic that is relevant to the broad spectrum of African Studies in Africa or an Africa-related setting. The fieldwork is based on an extensive period of preparations and research proposal writing.

Course objectives

  • Building experience in independent empirical research

  • Executing a phased research plan, including adapting it if conditions ask for this

  • Constructing quantitative and / or qualitative empirical data sets

  • Practicing empirical research methods and skills

  • Practicing intercultural and reflexive skills

  • Developing preliminary analyses and reflecting on preliminary outcomes while going through the research cycle


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Empirical research

Assessment method

Feedback on the fieldwork by the supervisors. The ultimate assessment is in the assessment of the thesis, which is based on the student’s fieldwork.

Reading list

Not applicable


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.


For questions related to the content of the course, please contact the lecturer, you can find their contact information by clicking on their name in the sidebar.

For questions regarding enrollment please contact the Education Administration Office Reuvensplaats
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For questions regarding your studyprogress please contact the Coordinator of Studies


  • Holding regular contact/report with supervisors is important.

  • Provide the study coordinator with contact information (telephone numbers, address, etc.) with which you can be reached during your fieldwork period.