Master Thesis

The master thesis will enable the student to gain experience with all the phases of empirical research in psychology, applying the knowledge and skills acquired in different course modules. The student selects a topic of interest and a personal supervisor from the range of ongoing research projects within the domain of the selected specialisation. For the Applied Cognitive Psychology master, a listing of available projects is provided in blackboard. For the research master, the mentor will discuss the internal and external options for a thesis that fit with the student's interests.

The exact topics and the participating faculty members can vary from year to year. The students will carry out their own study, as part of the ongoing research in the program. The supervisor guides the student during his selection of a research topic, will monitor the feasibility of the intended research in the context of the thesis, and will advise the student in the case of difficulties or delays in the progress of his research.

First students will work on the development of a research question and research design, and will write a research proposal on the basis of the relevant literature. During the second phase they will focus on data collection and data analysis, and during the third phase they will prepare a written research report (master thesis).

More information about the procedure can be found in the documents listed below.

Last Modified: 29-10-2014