The bachelor's thesis is the final assignment of the bachelor program Organisation Studies. The student may choose the theme of his or her thesis from a list of pre-selected themes, provided by the department Organisation Studies. This theme is the departure point for the development of the thesis. After admission to the theme (please refer to the blackboard page of the course and the admission requirements below) students start by formulating their research problem and research design. They use the knowledge and skills from content courses and methods & research techniques courses in order to start-up their thesis.
There are two types of thesis that can be written. First, the thesis can contain a literature review on a specific problem or a gap in the literature. Second, the thesis can entail scientific research based on existing data. This data, mostly coming from earlier research or being publicly available, can be analysed from a new angle or be analysed with the aid of other methods.
The text of the bachelor's thesis will have to meet scientifc requirements: build-up of text and lay-out (also the reference list), clear and coherent argumentation with sufficient depth and demonstrating a firm grasp of the relevant literature are all essential components of the bachelor's thesis. This develops in a thorough comparison of different scientific papers and a critical evaluation of the (used) literature. The text of the thesis must comply with A.P.A. norms and must measure between 6000-8000 words, excluding appendices.
Type of instructionsLecture, Practicum, Circle Meetings
Type of examsBachelor Thesis (100%), Practicum (voldaan)