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Research Proposal (BMS)


Admission requirements

The student has finished Junior Research Project I (JRP-I) and has handed in the written report of JRP-I via KLapp. The course How to write a research proposal has successfully been completed.
The application for JRP- II has been approved by the Master’s Internship Committee.


The research proposal contains a description of (1) the background of the study with coverage of the relevant literature, (2) a general purpose of the study, (3) specific study objectives, (4) design and methods to define what research will be done in the available time, and (5) the team of scientists involved in this research project.

Course objectives

To qualify for JRP-II, the student writes a research proposal under the guidance of the project coordinator of JRP-II. In writing the proposal, the student should demonstrate his or her:

  • knowledge and understanding of the field;

  • ability to integrate this knowledge;

  • originality in developing and applying ideas to a research project;

  • problem solving abilities in new areas of research;

  • ability to write a well-structured and clear project plan.


All course and group schedules are published on our LUMC scheduling website or on the LUMC scheduling app.

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Assessment method

The research proposal should be approved by the project coordinator and by the Master’s Internship Committee. Assessment is pass/no pass.

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