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Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project


The information about this subject is subject to change for 2022-2023.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of the Bachelor Research Project. A signed ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project’ agreement must be delivered to the Educational Office prior to the start.


If students wish to deepen their research topic, this is only allowed in the form of an individual subject ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project’ for a standard study load of 6 EC. Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project will be carried out at the same research group as the Bachelor Reseach Project and with the same supervisor. Students need prior approval from the study advisor for the ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project’ and register for this component at Usis. For the ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research project’ a separate report has to be handed in. The assessment of the ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project’ is independent of the assessment of the Bachelor research project.

Course Objectives

Course objectives:

  • Acquiring in-depth knowledge about a current research question, concepts and approaches in a particular biological research area.

  • Gaining experience with methods and techniques used within a particular research field.

  • Learning how to design and implement a research project.

  • Learning how to formulate a research question and hypothesis.

  • Learning how to critically evaluate the results of scientific publications.

  • Learning how to how to report and present research results.

Final qualifications: The student knows how to design and implement a research, analyze and represent data and how to write a scientific publication.


Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project will be carried out in the month July, directly after the Bachelor Research Project.
Daily from 9.00 to 17.00.

You will find the timetables for all courses and degree programmes of Leiden University in the tool MyTimetable (login). Any teaching activities that you have sucessfully registered for in MyStudymap will automatically be displayed in MyTimetable. Any timetables that you add manually, will be saved and automatically displayed the next time you sign in.

MyTimetable allows you to integrate your timetable with your calendar apps such as Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple Calendar and other calendar apps on your smartphone. Any timetable changes will be automatically synced with your calendar. If you wish, you can also receive an email notification of the change. You can turn notifications on in ‘Settings’ (after login).

For more information, watch the video or go the the 'help-page' in MyTimetable. Pleas note: Joint Degree students Leiden/Delft have to merge their two different timetables into one. This video explains how to do this.

Mode of Instruction

Literature review, research proposal, conducting an experiment, writing a report and presenting.

Assessment method

Practical work and report will be assessed.

Reading list

Not applicable.


  1. Ask for approval by the study advisor by submitting a petition request in Usis
  2. A signed ‘Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project’ agreement must be delivered to the Educational Office prior to the start.
  3. Register for the course, see below.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for more information on how to apply.

From the academic year 2022-2023 on every student has to register for courses with the new enrollment tool MyStudymap. There are two registration periods per year: registration for the fall semester opens in July and registration for the spring semester opens in December. Please see this page for more information.

Please note that it is compulsory to both preregister and confirm your participation for every exam and retake. Not being registered for a course means that you are not allowed to participate in the final exam of the course. Confirming your exam participation is possible until ten days before the exam.
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Education Office Biology


On Brightspace in ‘Teaching Programme/Opleiding Biologie’ > ‘Bachelor yr 3’ > ‘General Research Skills, Bachelor research project and Literature Review’, the Advanced Activities Bachelor Research Project agreement and the Bachelor research project booklet can be found.