The division of Human Nutrition offers MSc-theses in all five chairs of the Division, each with a separate course-code in the study handbook:
- Nutrition, Metabolism and Nutrigenomics (examiner: prof. Sander Kersten)
- Nutrition and Pharmacology (examiner: prof. Renger Witkamp)
- Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour (examiner: prof. Kees de Graaf)
- Nutrition and Disease (examiner: prof. Ellen Kampman)
- Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse (examiner: prof. Edith Feskens)
The objective of the thesis is to integrate and extend knowledge and skills, by independently conducting scientific research in the framework of one of the Division's research projects. Depending on the topic, the thesis project may consist of field work, laboratory work, computer work, or a mixture of these.
Common elements in the thesis are: literature study, protocol writing, attending research presentations by students and staff, meetings with coach and supervisor, oral presentation of results, written report and a final oral examination with the examiner and a staff member.
Documents and links for students
- For an overview of the research themes of the Division of Human Nutrition, visit our research themes page
- For an overview of theses and internships that are currently available, visit our online MSc thesis & internship shop (WUR account needed)
- For an overview of theses presentations and staff seminars and arranging your own presentation date, visit the Division of Human Nutrition intranet (WUR account needed)
- MSc Course Guide MSc thesis HNE - April 2018 (in pdf)
This document includes all regulations and covers the whole thesis procedure from orientation about thesis subjects to the thesis evaluation session. It also includes examples of the assessment forms for the colloquium and the thesis and a guideline for writing a thesis proposal.
- Thesis contract (including declaration of secrecy):
MSc Thesis Agreement - February 2018 (in Word)
- HNE MSc student Thesis Rings
This document gives some more information on the HNE Thesis Rings