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Tests and theses

See your Faculty’s tab for more information on what we expect of you as a lecturer, before, during and after tests and examinations, and when supervising students in writing their thesis.

Thesis assessment form

All bachelor and master theses are to be assessed by two evaluators, independently of each other. The faculty has developed a digital form to support this process. There are three forms: One for each evaluator and one for a final mutual assessment.

To the online thesis assessment form.

Getting an account

An account is needed to be able to use the online thesis assessment form . An account can be acquired by filling in the request form and handing it in to the onderwijsadministratie. Alternatively you can also send the request form to studiepunt@hum.leidenuniv.nl from your university mail account. Some steps to activate your account are required after the onderwijsadministratie has created your account. See the manual activating your account for details.

How does it work?

For questions concerning the form please see the manuals on the right side of the page under "See Also". If you have any follow up questions or if you have some feedback please contact the helpdesk by mail: scriptieform@hum.leidenuniv.nl. Or call us on 071-5271641.

Programme specific (knock-out) criteria

Bachelor Geschiedenis

  1. Helder geformuleerde historische vraagstelling
  2. Inbedding in historiografische en/of wetenschappelijke discussie
  3. Verantwoording van de onderzoeksmethode
  4. Gebaseerd op kritisch onderzoek in primaire bronnen
  5. Voldoende brede literatuurstudie
  6. Goed gestructureerd betoog
  7. Wetenschappelijke onderbouwde conclusie
  8. Correct taalgebruik

NB Alleen Eindwerkstukken die aan deze 8 criteria voldoen kunnen met een voldoende worden beoordeeld

Bachelor International Studies

  1. Contains a clear academic research question.
  2. Is situated within a relevant academic debate.
  3. a. Analyses the topic from at least two different disciplinary perspectives, and/or
    b. places the analysis of the regionally defined topic in a global perspective.
  4. Accounts for the chosen research method(s) and materials.
  5. Is based on the evaluation of a sufficiently large body of independently collected scholarly literature and/or sources (10-20, depending on whether books and/or articles are discussed).
  6. Contains a well-structured and consistent argument.
  7. Is written in correct English.
  8. Produces a scholarly argument and analysis.

Bachelor Japanstudies

  • adequaat gebruik van in het Japans gestelde teksten, die voor het onderwerp van het eindwerkstuk relevant zijn.

Bachelor Philosophy

  • philosophical relevance;
  • convincing argumentation;
  • the candidate independently arrives at considered judgements on a philosophical debate.

Master African Studies

  • adequate benadering van het onderwerp van de scriptie uit ten minste twee voor de bestudering van Afrika relevante disciplinaire invalshoeken.

Master History

  1. Contains a clear,  well-argued and original research question, taking into account the theory and method of the field.
  2. Is convincingly situated within theoretical, conceptual and methodological debates of the specialization.
  3. Accounts for the chosen research method(s).
  4. Is based on critical research and interpretation of an independently collected and selected corpus of sources.
  5. Contains an analysis and evaluation of a large body of independently collected scholarly literature.
  6. Is a well-structured and consistent argument.
  7. Is written in correct English, when required, or Dutch, meeting the criteria of the discipline.
  8. Displays thorough knowledge and comprehension of the relevant specialization and its corresponding historiography.
  9. Produces an original scholarly argument.

Only theses that meet all these criteria may be marked as sufficient.

Master Philosophy

  • philosophical relevance;
  • convincing argumentation;
  • the candidate independently arrives at considered judgements on a philosophical debate.

Research Master History

  1. Contains a clear,  well-argued and original research question, taking into account the theory and method of the field.
  2. Is convincingly situated within theoretical, conceptual and methodological debates of the specialization.
  3. Accounts for the chosen research method(s).
  4. Is based on critical research and interpretation of an independently collected and selected sizeable and/or complex corpus of sources.
  5. Contains an analysis and evaluation of a large body of independently collected scholarly literature.
  6. Is a well-structured and consistent argument.
  7. Is written in correct English, when required, or Dutch, meeting the criteria of the discipline.
  8. Displays thorough knowledge and comprehension of the relevant specialization and its corresponding historiography.
  9. Displays thorough knowledge and comprehension of the theoretical foundation of the discipline and of its position vis-à-vis other disciplines.
  10. Is an original contribution to scholarly debate.

Only theses that meet all these criteria may be marked as sufficient.

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