Master program courses

2,5 cp Scientific Skills
This course (only in Dutch) gives the student more insight into the University as institution, in making research plans, doing literature research, the process of peer review and writing articles, scientific integrity, and giving presentations.

2,5 cp ICMS Lectures 1 (&2)
The student attends 15 scientific lectures of ICMS and at the end of the academic year submits a document including for all 15 lectures:

  • the take-home-message (max. three lines) per lecture
  • a question that you have asked, or could have asked to the speaker (max. three lines per lecture)

The lectures can be chosen freely from all ICMS lectures but should reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the ICMS. Students who follow the two-year program do this in their first year (ICMS Lectures 1) as well as in the second year (ICMS Lectures 2).

10 cp Electives
Students follow two or more courses from other departments that help you understand the multidisciplinary nature of the ICMS topics. The courses should be worth 10 cp (or more).

5 cp Electives
Students follow one or more courses from other departments that help you understand the multidisciplinary nature of the ICMS topics. The courses should be worth 5 cp (or more).

2,5 cp Master thesis Communication (81060)
The student writes a communication like paper, that translates the contents of the master thesis to a broader scientific audience. The format follows Nature Communications and the length (including figures) should not exceed three pages. http://www.nature.com/ncomms/authors/content_types.html
The staff member who has guided the student during the thesis project will also guide the paper writing process. The students hands in the paper to ICMS and the guiding staff member suggests a grade to ICMS. ICMS gives the final grade and takes care of the administration.