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Seminar: Writing Research Proposal


Admission requirements

This course is compulsory for 1st year ReMaAS students.


In the period the course is offered, the students have to write their individual research proposals. The course supports the students in developing their proposal by tackling the basic building stones of a good research proposal. During the sessions, the students bring in parts of their draft proposal for discussion. Comments will be provided by fellow students and the instructors. Specific attention will be paid to structure and coherence of the proposal, the formulation of clear and researchable research questions, and questions of academic embeddedness and originality.

Course objectives

After completion of the course, the students will be able to:

  • Write a research proposal that is both academically sound and practically feasible;

  • Orally present their research plans;

  • Give feedback;

  • Receive feedback;

  • Reflect on feedback received and defend their choices.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


Assessment on basis of the final research proposal. A sufficient grade (6 or higher) is obligatory for being allowed to go on fieldwork.
Presence in class 80 %
Active participation in class



Inspection and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list



Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Reuvensplaats