Master's Thesis in Real Estate Studies

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vaknaam Master's Thesis in Real Estate Studies
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master's Thesis in Real Estate Studies
Leerdoelen - to conduct, individually and independently, scientific research in the field of Real Estate Studies broadly defined;
- to follow the research process, from formulation of research questions and objective, to construction of a theoretical framework and conceptual model, to formulation of a proper research design, conducting the research project (collecting data, analyzing primary or secondary data, desk research) and report on this all. For the research process, see Zina O’Leary (2010) The essential guide to doing your research project, 3rd edition, Sage, Los Angeles and or;
- to come to a synthesis of results and formulate recommendations that follow the research;
- to show to be able to apply the knowledge and skills learnt in different courses in the Master’s programme.
Omschrijving The individual Master’s thesis is the conclusion of the Master’s programme Real Estate Studies. It entails an individual academic research project developed and executed by the student – whether or not with a company or other institution – under the supervision of one of the researchers at the Faculty. Ultimately, the thesis has to result in a sound synthesis in which the student critically reflects on the used methods and the results of the research.

Students are free to choose a topic, provided it is both societal and academic relevant to the field of real estate. Preferably, topics relate to the research agenda of the faculty (tWIST) and the Real Estate Centre. The topic will have to be defined within a clear theoretical framework, so that empirical reflection on the theoretical principles of the discipline.

Before a student can start with their Master’s thesis, a compulsory Master’s thesis course need to be successfully passed to be assigned a supervisor. The Master’s thesis course can be started in 1b and 2b. During the Master’s thesis course, students will work on a sound research proposal which has to be submitted, presented and approved.

Please refer to the Nestor page for additional information.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Independent study
Toetsvorm Thesis
Vaksoort master
Docent(en) dr. M.N. Daams ,dr. X. Liu ,dr. D. Mantegazzi ,prof. dr. ir. A.J. van der Vlist ,dr. M. van Duijn
Entreevoorwaarden Students must enroll in a Master Thesis course before undertaking their research. The Master Thesis course is offered in 1b and 2b. Classes are compulsory. See Master thesis protocol.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Basic programme Real Estate Studies) 1 hele jaar verplicht