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Master's Thesis Public Administration

Course
2021-2022

Admission requirements

Completed bachelor's degree that gives access to this master or a completed bachelor thesis / project when access to the master has been granted on the basis of art. 5.2.2.a of the Course and Examination Regulations 2019-2020.

Brightspace

Read more about expectations and requirements for the thesis process on Brightspace.

Process

Information regarding the required length of the thesis can be found in the thesis manual on Brightspace.
To get access, you need to register for the thesis in uSis. If you write your thesis for 15 ects, use the catalogue number 6454766, activity number 17012. If you write your thesis for 20 ects use catalogue number 6454767, activity number 17011.
Don’t know if you are supposed to write your thesis for 15 or 20 ects? You can either check your programme in the e-prospectus of the year you started or you can contact the studyadvisors.

Cohort February: exact dates on Brightspace

  • Students are assigned to supervisors and first meeting between student and supervisor takes place no later than at the start of block 1 (no fixed date).

  • Due date of the 1st draft of the entire thesis: early December

  • Deadline feedback from the 1st supervisor: end of December

  • Due date final thesis: early January

  • Deadline defense: end of January

  • Thesis supervisor submits exam notes at Student Desk in January

Cohort September: exact dates on Brightspace

  • Students are assigned to supervisors and first meeting between student and supervisor takes place no later than at the start of block 3 (no fixed date).

  • Due date of the 1st draft of the entire thesis: half of May.

  • Deadline feedback from the 1st supervisor: end of May.

  • Due date final thesis: early June.

  • Deadline defense: before the end of June.

  • Thesis supervisor submits exam notes at Student Desk before the end of June.

Deregistered and planning to start the thesis next semester?

Are you currently deregistered from the programme and do you want to write your thesis next semester? Please contact the study advisors 3 months before the start of the semester. If you wish to start working on the thesis from of February then the deadline is November 1st. if you want to start in September the deadline is June 1st. If you do this we can ensure that there is a fitting supervisor available. Please make sure to arrange your registration for the MSc in Studielink. If you contact us after that date, we may not have a supervisor for you and you have to wait a semester or that you cannot do the subject of your choice!
Already started writing your thesis? Please inform your supervisor that you will continue.

Library use / Leiden catalogue

How to search for books and articles in Leiden? And how do you get hold of the publications you have found, in digital or printed form?
How to quickly and easily search for books or articles of which you have some details? How to search books by subject? And finally how to get hold of the book or article? It might be available online! Learning materials for all sorts of databases, like PiCarta, ERIC or Web of Science, can be found on the Libraries website.

When you have completed your thesis and passed all other courses you can apply for graduation NL / ENG

Contact

Thesis coordinator MPA: Dhr. D. Eikenbroek thesiscoordination@fgga.leidenuniv.nl
Thesis coordinator MPA: Dr. R. de Ruiter r.de.ruiter@fgga.leidenuniv.nl