Master

25-35 EC master's thesis activities and schedule guideline

The below presents the guidelines for the schedule (personal schedule also depends on your study programme's courses) and the number of meetings.

You are to lay down your own schedule (four dates for the submission of certain documents, refer to the below overview) and the completion date in your master's thesis contract in consultation with your supervisor(s). The first column presents an indication of when an activity should more or less be scheduled.

Note: the entire master’s programme is to be completed within one academic year.

% time

Date /

week

Activities

Note

 

 

Meeting 1

Initial meeting on research and literature contents

 

5%

 

Submit:

First / provisional objective and question and literature review

 

 

 

Meeting 2

Discuss: first / provisional objective and question, literature review, design of the method and the schedule

 

10%

 

Submit:

Design of the introduction and draft master's thesis contract

 

 

 

Meeting 3:

Discuss: design of the introduction, literature review and objective and question.

Sign master's thesis contract (refer to Afstudeerweb), within six weeks following submission to the Educational Affairs Office

2nd supervisor present

20%

 

Submit:

Introduction, draft method (target group, procedure, questionnaires, etc).

State date in master's thesis contract

 

 

Meeting 4:

Discuss: feedback introduction (including hypotheses), design of the research.

 

30%

 

Submit:

Data collection materials

State date in master's thesis contract

 

 

Meeting 5

Discuss: materials, green light for starting data collection

 

 

 

Start data collection

 

50%

 

Submit:

Data analysis proposal

 

 

 

Meeting 6

Discuss: progress of data collection, data analysis and presentation of results in report

 

70%

 

Submit:

Draft report of results, data file and syntax (if applicable)

State date in master's thesis contract

 

 

Meeting 7:

Discuss: feedback on results and analysis Prepare writing the discussion

2nd supervisor present

80%

 

Submit:

Draft report, including results and discussion

 

 

 

Meeting 8:

Feedback on results and discussion

 

90%

 

Submit:

Draft final report

State date in master's thesis contract

 

 

Meeting 9

Green light meeting and feedback on draft final report Green light if the report in its current version can be awarded at least a mark of 6

2nd supervisor present

95%

 

Submit (at least 3 working days prior to the colloquium):

Final master's thesis

Prepare colloquium

 

100%

 

Colloquium