The step-by-step plan below (mainly) lists the practical steps/procedures to be followed when writing the master's thesis. Information on the rules and guidelines concerning the master's thesis (supervision, planning, etc.) is available on Afstudeerweb, under master's thesis rules and guidelines
Prior knowledge requirements
Fully completed university bachelor's programme in Psychology or pre-master's programme in Psychology (at the University of Twente).
Familiarize yourself with the various possibilities for an assignment.
You might do so by, for instance, reviewing the information and projects on the ‘Afstudeerweb’ (Master's thesis projects), or by talking with students who have already started their master’s thesis project.
Contact your theme coordinator to submit or discuss your choice of master’s thesis project.
The theme coordinator will verify whether your chosen project is still available and will next inform the relevant supervisor. You can also discuss your own project idea with the theme coordinator. Should you still have any questions, you can contact the study adviser or the theme coordinator.
Register your thesis in Mobility Online, complete your proposal form/contract and the Ethics Committee application
When your project and supervisor have been determined, you need to register your thesis in the UT system called Mobility Online. The registration process in Mobility Online consists of several steps which you all have to complete before you can actually graduate. One of the first steps is to fill out the thesis proposal form (i.e. graduation contract). Naturally, you also need to discuss the proposal form with your supervisor(s). All information about registering in Mobility online and filling out the proposal form can be found here. Finally, submit the completed and signed proposal form with the appendix to the Educational Affairs Office.
Furthermore, you have to submit the data collection application form to the Ethics Committee. Naturally, you also need to discuss the submission of the application to the Ethics Committee with your supervisor(s).
As part of the master's thesis, you are to conduct research. For instance, you can perform an experiment, conduct a survey, perform qualitative research (interviews), observational research, a systematic review or a design project. During the thesis process, you will be supervised by a first (and second) supervisor. Information on the number of contact moments and scheduling during the performance of the research is available under master's thesis rules and guidelines.
Below are provided links to a programme to be used for distributing an online questionnaire and to guidelines and tips on writing your report/thesis.
Register for the master's examinationand finishing your thesis in Mobility Online
No later than 15 working days prior to the colloquium, you are to submit the completed Psychology Master's Examination Registration form to the Educational Affairs Office (BOZ, RA3284).
At the stage of completing your thesis you also have to mark your project as finished in the Mobility Online system. All information about Mobility Online can be found here Please note: when you started your thesis before september 2017 and handed in the 'old' thesis contract without the use of Mobility Online, it is not necessary to (register and) finish your thesis in the Mobility Online system.
Submit the following, at the latest on the day of your colloquium:
More instructions about how to upload your thesis you can find at: http://essay.utwente.nl/upload.html
Students obtaining their master's degree are assessed on 6 components, listed on two forms. The graduation supervisors will score each component (max. score of 100). Note: each component is to be graded with at least a satisfactory score (min. score of 55).
Assessment form 1 master's thesis components 1-5 - the graduation supervisors fill in the (digital) form prior to the colloquium. They print and (both!) sign the completed form in 3-fold (for BOZ, for the student and for the first supervisor).
Assessment form 2 master's thesis component 6 (presentation) - to be completed and signed by the graduation supervisors at the time of the colloquium on an NCR form (white form for BOZ, pink form for the student, yellow form for the supervisor(s). BOZ delivers the NCR form to the supervisor prior to the colloquium (together with the diploma).