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Research Project 1 - Thesis


This information is without prejudice. Alterations can be made for next year


After 8 months of research, the student will start writing his/her thesis. In general draft versions of the thesis should be evaluated minimally once and maximally three times before a final mark is provided, thereby allowing the students to optimize the thesis based on a first set of comments. Guidelines are available on the Blackboard module ‘MSc Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences’. In general, the thesis contains a content list, abstract, introduction, results, discussion, conclusion, and references.

Admission requirements

Master students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. The student has written a research proposal, and has attended the mandatory safety training (part of “Introduction course BPS”).

Mode of instruction

Self study, discussions.

Course objectives

  • The student can write a report about his/her research

  • The student can write a report with a correct content

  • The student can write a report in a logical structure

  • The student can write correct Academic English

Assessment method

Written report; minimum grade is 6.0.

In case the final assessment of the Thesis and/or Oral Presentation of Research Project I is graded as "insufficient", the student may rewrite the Thesis and/or retake the Oral Presentation based on the feedback of the supervisor/examiner. Please note that in case the final grade of the Practical Work of Research Project I is graded as "insufficient", the entire Research Project I will need to be conducted again, including the Thesis and the Oral Presentation, under supervision of a different daily supervisor and first examiner.


Before starting the RP1 the student needs to get approval from the study adviser using the agreement form published on Blackboard. A project description needs to be included. Students from the bachelor BFW also need to send in their motivation letter they have written to the division.