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Research Project 1 - Thesis


Admission requirements

Master students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. The student has written a research proposal, and has attended the mandatory safety training (part of “Introduction course BPS”).


After 8 months of research during Research Project I, the student will start writing his/her thesis. In general draft versions of the thesis should be evaluated minimally once and maximally three times before a final mark is provided, thereby allowing the students to optimize the thesis based on a first set of comments. Guidelines are available on the Brightspace module ‘MSc Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences’. In general, the thesis contains a content list, abstract, introduction, results, discussion, conclusion, and references.

Course objectives

  • The student can write a report about his/her research

  • The student can write a report with a correct content

  • The student can write a report in a logical structure

  • The student can write correct Academic English


Not applicable

Mode of instruction

Self study, discussions.

Assessment method

Written report; minimum grade is 6.0.

In case the final assessment of the Thesis and/or Oral Presentation of Research Project I is graded as "insufficient", the student may rewrite the Thesis and/or retake the Oral Presentation based on the feedback of the supervisor/examiner. Please note that in case the final grade of the Practical Work of Research Project I is graded as "insufficient", the entire Research Project I will need to be conducted again, including the Thesis and the Oral Presentation, under supervision of a different daily supervisor and first examiner.

Reading list

Not applicable


Before starting the Research Project I the student needs to get approval from the study adviser using the agreement form published on Brightspace. A project description needs to be included. Students from the bachelor BFW also need to send in their motivation letter they have written to the division.


For general information about the Research Project I, please contact the study adviser (


This information is without prejudice. Alterations can be made for next year