YEI-80812 BSc Thesis International Land and Water Management


Studiepunten 12.00

Course coordinator(s)ir. B Bruins
dr. ir. CA Kessler
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. L Stroosnijder
prof. dr. LF Vincent

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Students should have successfully completed at least 100 ECTS of the BIL programme, including the courses LDD-11806, IWE-21312 and YRM-21306
The BSc thesis is the third of a set of three courses that constitute the BIL completion trajectory. The first course in this set is YRM-21306 (Research Methodology for Human - Environment Interactions), while the second course is YEI-70318 (BSc Internship). The three courses are highly interwoven and the thesis and internship even run simultaneously. They are carried out partly in an international land and water management context abroad and partly in Wageningen. The set of courses is preceded by an intake with the applicable contact person.
YEI-70318 and YEI-80812 must be followed simultaneously in block, either in periods 1, 2 and 3 or in periods 4, 5 and 6. The block ends with a month of joint sessions in Wageningen (depending on the choice of periods either in January or in June). In addition, it is recommended to have completed ENT- 50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics.


The BSc thesis YEI-80812 is a structured research project carried out under supervision. On the basis of the research proposal developed in YRM-21306 and using the data collected during fieldwork and in literature, students analyse these data and develop a solid and well-written thesis.
Towards the end of the thesis, students will participate in sessions (in Wageningen) during which they regularly present progress on (elements or chapters of) their thesis and receive feedback from other students and from their supervisors. After handing in the final version of the thesis, students give a final oral presentation of their thesis work.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply, integrate and develop their knowledge in a land and water management research issue;
- gather and interpret relevant data and use these to develop informed arguments;
- present the research and its results in a solid and well-written thesis (in English);
- present and defend the thesis clearly and fluently, with use of supportive media;
- give, receive and make use of constructive feedback of peers and supervisors;
- reflect critically on problems, theories and research results in the domain of international land and water management.


- progressive data analysis and writing of the thesis and hand-in the different parts;
- attend group sessions for giving and receiving feedback on the thesis parts;
- give oral presentations of the thesis progress and outcomes.


Based on the quality of the thesis using the BIL BSc-thesis evaluation forms.


Guidelines for the internship-thesis combination are available on:

Verplicht voor: BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc1,2,3,4,5,6