YSS-84312 BSc Thesis Health and Society


Credits 12.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)ir. GC van Nieuwenhoven
Examiner(s)dr. ir. GJ Casimir
prof. dr. MA Koelen
dr. ir. M Dekker
prof. dr. PH Feindt
prof. dr. ir. C Leeuwis
prof. dr. G Antonides
prof. dr. ir. APJ Mol
prof. dr. ir. JSC Wiskerke
prof. dr. SWF Omta

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Assumed knowledge on:

See: G. van Nieuwenhoven. Course Guide BSc Thesis for BGM students


This BSc Thesis concludes the programme Health and Society. It can be written under supervision of staff of Communication Science (CPT), Economics of Consumers and Households (ECH), Health and Society (HSO), Food Quality and Design (FQD), Sociology of Consumers and Households (SCH), Research Methodology (YRM), Rural Sociology (RSO). The BSc thesis can also be written under supervision of staff of Management Studies (MST) on the condition that at least 5 credits of the optional courses are done in the field of management studies. The student has to study, by means of a literature review (if desired supplemented by empirical research), a subject within the field of the major and prove to have sufficient knowledge to critically analyse and summarise the given subject. The subject will be determined in consultation with the thesis supervisor. The student has to define the research problem and formulate research questions in a proper way, deal with the logistics of carrying out such an individual research project, plan and schedule the different activities in a decent way, present the results in writing in a clearly organized report and present the results orally in a proper way.

Learning outcomes:

After completing the BSc Thesis the student is expected to be able to:
- formulate a research problem and do (literature) research according to scientific standards;
- integrate knowledge from various sources and apply theoretical knowledge obtained in the study;
- work individually and independently in scientific research (under supervision);
- plan and carry out such work within the available time;
- report in writing and present the results orally in a clear and understandable way;
- defend the results of such work orally.


Conduct a (literature) study, write a report, present the results orally and defend it orally during the examination.


See: G. van Nieuwenhoven. Course Guide BSc Thesis for BGM students.


To be accorded with the supervisor.

Compulsory for: BGMHealth and SocietyBSc6WD