Designing your thesis proposal

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Do you want to make a good start with your thesis? Make sure you invest in designing a clear thesis proposal. In this course you will be working towards a solid proposal for your own research through assignments – on which you will receive individual feedback.

With a good question and fitting sub-questions, collecting, and analysing information (literature and/or other research data) will be much more effective and efficient. The thesis proposal also provides support when writing the thesis. In a thesis proposal you define the scope of your research, why this is relevant, what strategy you will use to find an answer and what sort of conclusion this leads to. The proposal will also help you organising the text and creating a preliminary content structure.


  • delineating the subject
  • formulating the question
  • choosing the sub-questions
  • determining the content structure
  • theoretical framework
  • relevance
  • research planning
  • supervisor

Duration and frequency

4 meetings of 1 3/4 hours.
This course is offered 4 times per year.

Maximum number of participants



  • UU-students: € 15,- (registration fees)
    For students of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine the costs are covered by the faculty
  • Students outside UU: € 195,-
  • For UvH-students the costs are covered by the UvH


We will start the course if we form a group of at least 5 students. If you are interest in joining the waiting list, please contact us via It is also possible to start an individual traject with one of our trainers.

In het Nederlands

Also see the Dutch version of this course: Een goed onderzoeksplan maken


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