YAS-80312 BSc Thesis Animal Sciences


Credits 12.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. EAM Graat
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. EAM Graat
dr. I Palm
Examiner(s)dr. I Palm
dr. ir. EAM Graat

Language of instruction:


Mandatory knowledge:

This course is subject to a formal intake procedure by the examiners. To start with the bachelor thesis, the student must have a study progress of at least 102 credits of the BAS programme, including all credits of the first year. As thesis subjects need to be prepared and arranged a few months before the start of the thesis the procedure is as following. The coordinator sends an e-mail to candidate students to register for either period 1 or period 5. A list of subjects are being e-mailed to students registered with the coordinator at either the end of Period 6 (for starting in P1) or mid-January (for Period 5). Requirements will be checked either after Period 6 of Period 2. If the requirements have not been met, the subjects of the thesis are assigned conditionally by the coordinator. If the study progress requirement is fulfilled just prior to period 1 respectively period 5, the subjects are assigned. Advanced Statistics (MAT-20306) and Personal Development and Academic Skills (YAS-21303) should be followed prior to the BSc-thesis Animal Sciences (YAS-80312) or at the same time.

Assumed knowledge on:

Courses of BAS B1, B2, B3.


Students investigate a scientific question making use of knowledge and skills learned during their BSc Animal Sciences (BAS).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

- write a research proposal;
- organize the individual management of a research question through experimental research, literature study, laboratory analyses or analyses of data;

- excecute the research plan within available time;

- provide a scientific thesis and to give a scientific presentation.


- individually conducting a research, including writing a research proposal;
- writing a thesis and presenting the results orally.


The research competences and the thesis report are evaluated by the thesis supervisor, a second reviewer evaluates the thesis report. The oral presentation and defence of thesis are also included in the final grade (see evaluation form which is included in the course guide).

Students are evaluated based on their:
- research competence (30%);
- thesis report (60%);
- oral presentation and defence of thesis  (10%).


A course guide including guidelines for the thesis is available with the coordinator, and will be dealt with in an introductory lecture in the first week.

Compulsory for: BASAnimal SciencesBSc1WD+2WD, 5WD+6WD