Master Research Project Physics + Mathematics

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMPH903-70
Vaknaam Master Research Project Physics + Mathematics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Master Research Project Physics + Mathematics
Leerdoelen At the end of the master project the student is able to:
• conduct independent scientific research at an academic level in both fields of Physics and Mathamtics;
• 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 two examiners, one from Physics and one from Mathematics. The research is completed by a master’s report and a presentation to an academic and professional audience. During the project, students have to follow the four mandatory Physics modules.

The following steps are part of the master thesis protocol:

1. The student chooses a research group and principal (first) examiner/supervisor.

2. The student and first examiner fill in a Registration and Planning Form. When filled in, the signed form should be sent to the programme coordinator (via the Education Support Desk in the Bernoulliborg or via mail: who will register the project and ask for approval by the Board of Examiners.

3. At the end of the project, a scientific report will be written and the results will be presented 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)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. R.M. Hildner
Opmerkingen For more information on the Master Research Project, mandatory modules, required documents, and the repository, see the Student Portal.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Mathematics and Physics (double degree)  (Research project) - hele jaar verplicht