Master Research Project

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WMAS902-40
Vaknaam Master Research Project
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master Research Project
Leerdoelen At the end of the master project the student is able to:
• conduct independent scientific research at academic level in the field of Astronomy;
• formulate a research question and appraise it based on relevant scientific literature;
• develop and/or apply research methods to answer the scientific question;
• systematically organize the work in a scientific research plan
• draw conclusions based on the research outcome;
• write a clear and structured scientific report about the research, including discussion and conclusions;
• effectively communicate the acquired knowledge, insights and skills to others, both in writing and in oral presentation;
• reflect critically on his/her own attitude and adapt if necessary;
• reflect critically on ethical issues with respect to the code of conduct of scientific research.
Omschrijving The Master’s research project is an individual research project that is carried out under the supervision of an examiner from Astronomy. The research is completed by a master’s report and a presentation to an academic and professional audience.

The following steps are part of the master thesis protocol:

1. The student chooses a research group and principal (first) examiner/supervisor. An overview of the different research areas is given on this page.

2. The student and first examiner fill in the Registration and Planning Form. When filled in, the signed form should be sent to the Master coordinator, prof.dr. M.A.W. Verheijen, who will register the project.

3. At the end of the project, a scientific report will be written and the results will be presented at the staff and students of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, in particular to the research group of the first examiner, in the presence of the second examiner.

4. The project will be assessed and a final grade will be assigned according to the criteria described in the Master Research Assessment Form.

5. The following documents should be provided to finalize the research project:
a) a copy of the master thesis must be uploaded to the repository of the university library by the student;
b) a copy of the assessment form, signed by the first and second examiner, must be handed in at the Education Support Desk by one of the examiners.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Practisch werk (PRC)
(Mandatory attendance.)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. F. Fraternali

This course was registered last year with course code STOND40-08
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