Bachelor thesis specialisation MC
Full course description
The Bachelor thesis is a major (concluding) component of the CW/AC programme and invites you to conduct an in-depth analysis of topics, problems and approaches you have encountered during your studies. As the final academic project of the CW/AC Bachelor program, it enables students to materialise their individual academic profile through a concrete academic product. The Bachelor thesis has a length of 8,000-10,000 words. The writing of the Bachelor thesis starts in the fourth period of the third year. You are free in your choice of topic, provided that it relates to the CW/AC major of your choice and the thesis frames, and to the research expertise of staff available for supervision. It is imperative that you apply the skills acquired in the courses Research and Writing 1 & 2 and the major tutorials.
With the Bachelor thesis the students show their ability:
- to use their knowledge and insights (including methodological skills) to address theoretical and practical issues in their field;
- to work independently;
- to communicate their ideas and insights in writing to the reader.
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