The thesis is the final element of your study programme. In your BSc or MSc thesis you demonstrate that you can apply the knowledge and skills acquired in your courses to a concrete economic problem in the area of agricultural and rural economics and policy, that you can formulate a problem definition and good research questions, that you can answer those research questions in a given amount of time, and that you can communicate your results in a report. Writing a thesis should be about applying theory to a concrete topic. You can decide yourselves what your thesis will be about, but the thesis coordinator dr. Jack Peerlings can assist you in finding and further specifying your thesis topic.