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Gaining research experience

Gaining research experience is an essential part of any academic study programme. There are various ways in which you can gain research experience.

You can, for example, undertake a research internship with a company or institution, or carry out research on behalf of Leiden University. Talk to your  Study Adviser about the options available within your programme.

Master's project

The master's project forms the final element in all specialisations of the master’s programme in Education and Child Studies. The goal of the master’s project is to allow you to experience academic research in practice, by taking part in every step of the empirical cycle.

In the course of the master’s project, you conduct research on an Education and Child Studies theme which falls under one of the specialisations of the master’s programme. You

  • formulate your own research question,
  • conduct a literature review,
  • reflect on the methodological, ethical and practical implications of your research,
  • collect and analyse data related to your research question,
  • draw conclusions,
  • and ultimately record these steps in a final report.

The master’s project is concluded with an individual thesis and an oral presentation.

Master’s project guide

The master’s project is a substantial component of the master’s programme (20 ECTS). In order to make sure that you have at your disposal all the information required to successfully and pleasantly complete the master’s project, the Institute of Education and Child Studies has published a special Master Project Prospectus. We strongly advise you to read this guide thoroughly before you start working on your master project.

Master's Project Presentation

In addition to the thesis, the master's project is also concluded with a presentation. This presentation is compulsory for all master’s students and it is a requirement for graduation.

The presentations will take place at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you will receive more information about this after registering with Ms. Luykx.

Presentation dates Sign up before

15-09-2022

04-09-2022

13-10-2022

02-10-2022

17-11-2022

06-11-2022

15-12-2022

04-12-2022

12-01-2023

01-01-2023

16-02-2023

05-02-2023

16-03-2023

05-03-2023

13-04-2023

02-04-2023

11-05-2023

30-04-2023

15-06-2023

04-06-2023

06-07-2023

25-06-2023

13-07-2023

02-07-2023

03-08-2023

16-07-2023

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