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Research Project 2 - Practical work


Admission requirements

Master students of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

BEFORE the start of Research Project 2 the student should:
1. have fully completed Research Project I (including thesis and oral presentation)
2. fill out the application form for Research Project 2 including 1) the signature of the internal LACDR supervisor (the first examiner), 2) the acceptance letter from the host institute to the study advisers, 3) a list of publications related to the project of the research group.
3. Get approval from the Director of Education (mandated by the Board of Examiners of the master Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences) for Research Project 2.

Note: without completion of point 1 and 2 and without final approval the student will not be allowed to start!


Research Project 2 trains students to conduct scientific research independently. The research takes 25 weeks of 40 hours a week, including writing the thesis. Research Project 2 will generally take place outside of the LACDR, in which case a member of staff of the LACDR must function as an internal supervisor. This internal supervisor is responsible for maintaining contact with the host institute and the immediate supervisor of the student doing the master’s research project.

Course objectives

  • The student is able to make use of his/her knowledge when conducting experiments

  • The student has demonstrated competence in the applied experimental activities of the project

  • The student is able to work independently

  • The student is able to contribute new ideas

  • The student is able to conduct innovative research and shows academic attitude

  • The student is able to function adequately in the research group

  • The student has required theoretical and practical skills in more than one specialist area of drug research


Not applicable.

Mode of instruction

Practical work, self study, discussions.

Assessment method

The level at which the student has reached the course objectives during the conduct of his/her Research Project 2 will be assessed; the minimum grade is 6.0.

During Research Project 2, the progress of the student is evaluated two times (in week 12 and 25). The (daily) supervisor is responsible for this evaluation process and is obliged to fill out the evaluation form and discuss the progress with the student. In case a student is graded "insufficient" for one or more of the evaluated parts of the Research Project 2 practical work in week 12, a plan of action is made with agreements on how to improve these parts in order to reach a sufficient level. Please note that in case the final grade of the Practical Work of Research Project 2 is (still) graded as "insufficient", the entire Research Project 2 will need to be conducted again, including the Thesis, under supervision of a different daily supervisor and first examiner.

Reading list

Not applicable.


Approval from the Director of Education (mandated by the Board of Examiners of the master Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences) is required.

Students do not need to register in uSis.


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