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Science Communication and Society Project Proposal


Admission requirements

Students who want to do an SCS internship are required to follow the Science Communication and Society courses first.

The SCS Project Proposal is a required assignment for students who are following the SCS specialisation. Before they are allowed to start their science communication research (minimum of 10 EC) as part of their internship, they need to have their research proposal approved. See SCS Internship for more information about the internship.

Please apply for the SCS specialisation through this registration form


The project proposal is structured according to the classic structure of a research proposal:

  • Introduction (including motivation and a literature overview that will position your subject in the research field and provides a theoretical framework)

  • Research question and hypothesis

  • Method

  • Planning

  • References

Course Objectives

After completion of Science Communication and Society Project Proposal students are able to

  • Find a research gab within the field of Science Communication and define a research question.

  • Design a suitable research method to answer their research question.

  • Design a realistic and detailed planning for their internship.


Writing the research proposal needs to be done in the first 4 weeks of the research internship.

Mode of Instruction


Assessment Method

The student will receive 3 EC for the research proposal, graded with either a V (passing grade) or an O (non-passing grade). Students can only continue their research if they have received a passing grade for their proposal.

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If you are interested in following the SCS specialisation or any of the courses in particular, please apply through this registration form. You also need to register via uSis.


More information can be found at our website.
For any questions regarding the SCS specialisation, the SCS courses and the internship you can contact us by email: