Thesis at Education and Learning Sciences Group

If you are interested in doing a thesis at the Education and Learning Sciences Group, please discuss your own suggestions for a topic with us and/or choose a topic currently available at our chair group (see below).

Thesis topics

Vacancies (Dutch)

Vacancies (English)

Recently completed

International thesis & internsip possibilities

Please feel invited to contact Judith Gulikers to discuss other thesis options.

Instructions and contracts

Thesis course guide & manual

Before embarking on your thesis work, you are expected to familiarise yourself with the thesis manual to know what is expected of you in this thesis trajectory.

WUR MSc thesis course guide; for all the official thesis procedures

ELS thesis manual; for some extra guidelines and support

Please find below links to all the forms that you need during your thesis trajectory. You can also find more information about the forms in the thesis manual.

Thesis agreement form

Once it is clear what your topic will be, you are kindly requested to fill in the Thesis Agreement Form together with your supervisor and if possible, in consultation with your co-supervisor.

Once you have done this, please send a signed copy of your contract to your supervisor(s), the ELS secretariat ( and your study advisor (if required to do so).

Data management plan

At the end of your thesis, you will be required to submit your data (raw data collected as well as analysed data) to your supervisor(s)/ELS secretariat along with the Data Management Plan. Please start reading this form already as you will be required to submit a draft version of the Data Management Plan together with your thesis proposal.

You should submit your data along with the final version of your Data Management Plan when you submit your thesis report.

Thesis assessment form

Your thesis will be evaluated with the use of a Thesis Assessment Form (including rubric). To make grading as transparent and objective as possible, a rubric for assessment of MSc thesis (refer to Appendix E in Thesis Manual) has been developed for use in combination with the MSc Thesis Assessment Form.

Submission of final documents

Once you have completed your thesis report and received your grade verbally from your supervisor(s) and examiner, you will be required to submit the following documents to your supervisor(s):

  1. Thesis agreement form (if you have not done so yet)
  2. PDF of your final thesis report
  3. Final version of the Data Management Plan together with your (collected & analysed) datasets
  4. ELS Thesis Students Experience Form

The above documents will have to be submitted to your supervisor(s) and (via your supervisor) to the ELS secretariat for your grade to be officially submitted to the student administration. Please note that if the last date for grades to be uploaded is 31 August, you should make sure to submit your documents at least one day before.