Research projects/Internships

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Research projects

Within all Master's programmes one or more research projects are mandatory (see ‘Study programme’ for general information).

  • within the university, step 1 only
  • outside of the university, in the form of an internship at a company or research institute. 
    • in The Netherlands, step 1 and step 2
    • abroad (see also: ‘stay abroad’), step 1, step 2 and step 3

It may also be possible to do an extracurricular internship; less research-oriented but more geared towards applying skills learned in your Master's programme and getting a closer experience of a real company environment. Please ask your programme coordinator for opportunities within your programme.

Specific for Nanomaterials Science students:

An additional (international) internship as secondary elective besides your research project is possible. Please look at the Internship Nano page for extra information.

Specific for History and Philosophy of Science students:

It is possible to do an internship besides your research project. Please look at the Internship HPS page for more information.

Specific for Applied Data Science students:

It is not possible to go abroad for internship. All internships have to be done in the Netherlands.

Specific for Computing Science students:

Please refer to detailed information on the Thesis project page on the COSC-site.

Need inspiration for your thesis? Listen to the podcast series 'Masters of Science'

All Master's students have to write a master thesis (research project). Do you need inspiration? Or do you want to know how other students experienced writing their thesis? Listen to the podcast 'Masters of Science': produced by Master student Daan Tamminga. 

During the podcast episodes, Daan talks to master students from the Faculty of Science about their study programme and their master thesis from a personal, student-framed perspective.

Business Informatics with Master student Hilde Jongeling
Climate Physics with Master student Ina Nagler
History and Philosophy of Science with Master student Geoff Allen