The MSc thesis is the final part of the master study program. During a three to six month period - under close supervision of a staff member of Philosophy - students will engage in a full research cycle. The research concerns real-life problems with societal relevance, the results can also be translated into practical recommendations.
Selecting a topic
The first step in working on a Master thesis is the selection of a topic. You can either develop your own thesis topic or select an available thesis topic from the PHI group (see below). Please note that the topic of your thesis must always be approved by your supervisor.
It is advised, to choose a topic that is close to the research being carried out by the chair group, in order to ensure proper supervision and guidance.
If you need some inspiration, here are some options:
- Check the list of available thesis topics below
- Attend PHI thesis colloquia of fellow students
- Visit the research page to see the research interests of the chair group.
- Check the fields of interest of our staff below
As soon as you have made up your mind contact the PHI thesis coordinator Leon Pijnenburg. After discussing the possible topic(s) and the courses you have followed, he may direct you to a possible supervisor for your thesis within thePHI group.
Below you find the list of available topics by staff member. Over time this list will change as opportunities are taken by fellow students or new opportunities arise. Please check availability with the concerning staff member.