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Seminar: Research of Prehistoric cultural landscapes 2


Compulsory attendance


Admission requirements

Admission to the RMA-programme.


The seminar is organised around ongoing research of the staff members. The students participate in all aspects from the development of the research design to the collection of data and the preparation of a publication.
The aims are to gain insight in how high-quality research is conducted, to gain experience in the implementation of research, and in the structuring of scientific texts.

Course objectives

  • Detailed knowledge of the period, region, research problems, recent literature and current issues under consideration;

  • Knowledge of and insight in setting up, structuring and executing of scientific research projects;

  • Insight in how high-ranking research is conducted;

  • Critical assessment of current research with respect to applicability and background;

  • Voice one’s well-argumented opinion on these topics;

  • Ability to design and conduct research;

  • Generation of new knowledge;

  • Insight in the applicability of theoretical models on data;

  • Oral presentation of research;

  • Development of well argumented texts on research;

  • Critical review of one‘s own research and that of fellow students in a constructive manner.

Ects distribution

The course load will be distributed as follows:

  • 14×2 hours of tutorials;

  • 420 pages of literature;

  • Assignment.


Course schedule details can be found in the RMA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

Presentations by staff and PhD-candidates related to research projects. Fair amount of independent research to be carried out, writing of substantial texts.

Assessment method

  • Performance in class (discussion, presentation);

  • Written texts.

Assessment deadline

The assignment deadline is 28 March 2013.

Reading list

Pdf’s accessible via the University Library.


Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr H. Fokkens.