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The research proposal

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- Who has to make a research proposal?
- Practical requirements
- Submitting the research proposal


Who has to make a research proposal?

Before you start your internship research, you need to complete a research proposal. This research proposal is evaluated by both your first and second supervisor. Only if this proposal is approved by both supervisors/assessors you may start with your internship research. Please note that the research proposal must be submitted within 6 weeks of commencing the research internship.

Practical requirements

1-year Master:

Between 1600 and 2800 words (4-7 pages),
excluding reference list and timetable.

Research Master and
Forensic Master
Between 2.500 and 3.000 words,
excluding the list of references.

You can use large parts of the research proposal for the introduction and method section of your master’s thesis.

A research proposal consists of the following parts:

  • a brief theoretical background of the research
  • the question(s) addressed by the research
  • a description of the research plan
  • a description of the research methods to be applied
  • a description of the techniques to be used for the processing and analyzing of data
  • a reference list
  • a timetable

Submitting the research proposal

  Send the research proposal to your first and second supervisor.
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