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Presenting Your Research


Entry requirements

MSc Psychology (research) students. The course is available for students in their second year of the research master’s programme. However, for students who started the master’s programme in February, special arrangements will be made.


The course consists of both plenary (2) and subgroup sessions (6). In the first two plenary sessions the general background to giving an effective presentation is sketched. Students are taught a specific structure for their talks. This is intensively trained in practice in the subgroup sessions to allow for optimal feedback. In the subgroup sessions, students are also taught how to present their research on a poster.

Course objectives

  • Learn the professional skills and attitude to present your research to a multidisciplinary audience.

  • Learn how to structure the oral presentation and how to deal with questions from the audience.

  • Learn how to present your research on a poster.

In this course, students thus develop key skills for communicating complex ideas to a mixed audience of experts and non-experts. Ethical issues regarding the selection of information that students can present about the methodology and the results of their research are addressed in this course. The course can help prepare them to apply for research grants or other funds with panels from different disciplines. It also prepares students for working in a multidisciplinary team in an organisation.


For the timetables of your lectures, work groups and exams, please select your study programme in:
Psychology timetables




Students need to enroll for lectures and work group sessions.
Master’s course registration


Students are not automatically enrolled for an examination. They can register via uSis from 100 to 10 calendar days before the date. Students who are not registered will not be permitted to take the examination.
Registering for exams

Mode of instruction

Plenary lectures (2). There after sessions (6) in small subgroups, in which students give presentations themselves and receive and give feedback on their presentations and posters. All sessions – both plenary lectures and subgroup sessions – are obligatory..

Assessment method

Oral presentations (70% of final grade) during the subgroup sessions, as well as poster presentation (30% of final grade) at the “Wetenschapsmiddag Psychology” (Scientific Meeting Institute of Psychology in July).

The Institute of Psychology follows the policy of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences to systematically check student papers for plagiarism with the help of software. Disciplinary measures will be taken when fraud is detected. Students are expected to be familiar with and understand the implications of this fraud policy.

Reading list

Participants are expected to take notes during the lectures. Instructors’ lectures will be posted on Blackboard.

Contact information

Dr. Gert-Jan Lelieveld