Bachelor thesis specialisation CKT
Full course description
The Bachelor thesis is a major component of the CW/AC programme and invites students to conduct an in-depth analysis of topics, problems and approaches they have encountered during their 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. Preparation starts in the fourth period of the third year when students write their BA thesis proposal. Students are free in their choice of topic, provided that it relates to their CW/AC major and thesis frames, as well as to the research expertise of staff available for supervision. It is imperative that students apply the skills acquired in the courses Academic Skills I and II, Research and Writing 1 & 2 and the major tutorials in year 2 and 3.
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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