Designing your thesis proposal

Study phase: 
Bachelor, Master
Study method: 
Time investment: 
Several sessions

Do you want make a good start with your thesis? Make sure you invest in designing a clear thesis proposal. With a good question and fitting sub-questions, collecting and analysing information (literature and/or other research data) will be much more effective and efficient.

The thesis proposal also provides support when writing the thesis. In a thesis proposal you define the scope of your research, why this is relevant, what strategy you will use to find an answer and what sort of conclusion this leads to. The proposal will also help you organising the text and creating a preliminary content structure. In this course you will be working towards a solid proposal for your own research through assignments – on which you will receive individual feedback.


  • delineating the subject
  • formulating the question
  • choosing the sub-questions
  • determining the content structure
  • theoretical framework
  • relevance
  • research planning
  • communicating with your supervisor

Duration and frequency: 4 meetings of 1 3/4 hours.
When: This course is offered 4 times per year.


Course provider: This course is given by 'Educational Consultancy & Professional Development'.

Email address:
Phone number: 030 253 2261

There is a consultation hour in which you can get more information about this course or ask for personal advice. 

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