A student who has written a bachelor thesis, is able to:
- formulate a research question, collect, select, process, analyze, interpret and assess relevant data to answer the research question.
- apply the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills of the own major in order to answer the research question through argumentative writing.
- make a synthesis of the results and conclusions of a scientifically conducted research and to communicate the conclusions accessibly and adequately in writing.
A bachelor thesis is an individually written academic work under the supervision of a bachelor thesis supervisor, in which students apply the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills, they have acquired during their bachelor. The bachelor thesis consists of an introduction, a research question, theory and background literature, methodology, results, interpretation, discussion and conclusion.
Students who are in their third year will receive an invitation to fill in the Bachelor Thesis form in October. On this form they have to fill in their thesis topic and preferred thesis supervisor. Students who are unable to fill in (parts of) the form should contact the academic advisor or the program director of the own major. Students make an appointment with their thesis supervisor to determine a plan of action for writing the thesis. For thesis-related questions, the thesis supervisor is the main point of contact. For any other questions of program matters, students can turn to the academic advisor.
Please find more information on the bachelor thesis procedure in Canvas. There is no mandatory literature in this course.