The student should write a master thesis research proposal, conduct an empirical study and report the results in a master thesis. Students present their work after the thesis has been approved, either in Maastricht or their own institute. A supervisor is assigned to the student to guide the student when writing the proposal and the master thesis. It is possible to write an international scientific paper that is ready for submission to an international peer reviewed journal as a master thesis.
To acquire competencies to write a master thesis research proposal, to collect and analyze data and to interpret, write and orally present conclusions from scientific research