Individual research project
Following the successful completion of the taught courses of the programme, students are required to submit a thesis on a topic of their choice. It must address and analyse an issue of European and international human rights law and include a comparative perspective. The latter means it has to engage at least two different human rights law systems or elements thereof. More specifically the thesis should *show the student’s ability to conduct academically sound research on a topic in the area of European and international human rights law in a comparative perspective *show the student’s ability to present the findings of this research in writing in a clear and structured way *show the student’s ability to investigate and present relatively new and innovative findings; the thesis should not be merely descriptive.
Mode of instruction
In addition to bilateral meetings in the context of the individual supervision of the student by a professor or senior lecturer:
-November: general information meeting on the thesis (discussing matters such as object and purpose within the programme; requirements and assessment; the importance of starting early looking for an appropriate, interesting and feasible subject).
-February/March/April: thesis workshops.
-Mid/End of April:
-deadline submitting outline + planning to the Programme director for approval
-May/June: writing thesis
-Beginning of July: submission of Thesis.
Assessment method(s) and the weighting of each form of assessment towards the final grade
Hardcopy (3x) + via Blackboard (safe submission; including check on plagiarism)
Areas to be tested within the exam
See thesis assessment form.
Co-ordinator: Prof. Titia Loenen
Contact information: Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, Room number B114
Telephone number: +31 71 527 3689
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