Compulsory for first year RESMAAS students.
In the period the course is offered, the students have to write their individual research proposals. The course supports the students in developing their proposal by tackling the basic building stones of a good research proposal. During the sessions, the students bring in parts of their draft proposal fro discussion. Comments will be provided by the fellow students and the instructors. Specific attention will be paid to structure and coherence of the proposal, the formulation of clear and researchable research questions, and questions of academic embeddedness and originality.
After completion of the course, the students will be able to:
Write a research proposal that is both academically sound and practically feasible;
Orally present their research plans
Reflect on feedback received and defend their choices
Mode of instruction
The course comprises 5 EC and te total course load is thus 140 hrs.
24 hrs of these will be spent preparing and attending class
36 hrs to be spent on studying literature and compiling documents
80 hrs for writing the final proposal.
Mandatory presence of at least 80 percent
The level of achievement of the course objectives will be evaluated on the basis of the assignments, student’s engagement in the group discussions, and engagement with the feedback offered.
Evaluation of the final research proposal (‘a pass’ is required for the student to be allowed to leave on fieldwork)
Resit will be done in consultation with the course instructor.
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Available for registered students.
This course is supported by Blackboard. Blackboard will be used to provide students with an overview of current affairs, as well as specific information about (components of) the course. Please see:
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website
Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats
Coordinator of Studies: P.C. Lai LL.M. MSc