You decide for yourself in which block you want to start your final thesis (provided that a supervisor is available), and complete this within the same block of study. Contact your intended tutor (usually the teacher of the course to which the the thesis is linked) in good time to see if he or she is available in the intended block. The lecturer will guide you in the choice of subject, in drawing up a time schedule and throughout your writing process.
Your final thesis can, in consultation with the accompanying teacher, be the joint product of several students, with each student individually making a study effort of 210 hours. This working method is also recognizable (at the discretion of the teacher) in the form of the final project.
When you are abroad, you can produce the thesis there, for example by contacting the Utrecht supervisor by post or e-mail. You make agreements about the content and method of supervision before you start your study abroad.
Your lecturer checks the progress of your thesis and evaluates the final result. A 'second reader' will be involved in the assessment, who will be sought by your supervisor. It is the task of this person to marginally test the final version of the thesis in terms of content and form. The final assessment of the final thesis is the result of careful consultation between the supervisor and the second reader.
The second reader may be from outside the Celtic languages and culture programme, for example if the subject of the thesis gives rise to this in terms of expertise.