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
Step-by-step plan master’s thesis
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.
Complete the master's thesis contract and the Ethics Committee application
When your project and supervisor have been determined, you need to complete the graduation contract) and 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 and the completion of the contract with your supervisor(s). Finally, submit the completed and signed graduation contract to the Educational Affairs Office.
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.
This is the point where your master's thesis is approved. You can now start arranging your colloquium (refer to Finalising the master's examination).
Register for the master's examination
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).
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).