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PhD Research Design

This module consists of three components: Academic Integrity, Methodology and Writing a PhD-proposal

Prof E.V. (Katya) Tolstoj

Prof E.V. (Katya) Tolstoj

Course Description

In this course PhD students gain insights in Academic integrity, Methodology and academic skills, e.g. bibliographical research, formulating research question and problem, etc. for writing a PhD-thesis, and prepare a PhD-proposal or elaborate an accepted proposal into an Introduction/Chapter 1 of their PhD-thesis.

Study Characteristics

  • Discipline: Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies
  • Type of education: Online
  • Academic skill: Research, Disciplinary, and Generic
  • Graduate School: Faculty or Religion and Theology
  • Start date: Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year (continuous)
  • End date: N/A
  • Minimum number of students: N/A
  • Maximum number of students: 25
  • Admission criteria: (Re)Ma level (Dublin descriptor 1: knowledge and understanding) (critical thinking).
  • Concluding assessment: No
  • Assessment type: For each part a separate proof of completing an Assignment, approved by the PhD-supervisor(s) and after a thorough peer-review process by the students from the same cohort
  • With Certificate: Yes
  • Schedule info: On Canvas with deadlines for submission of Assignments to the peer-groups (under “Discussions”), to supervisor(s) and to the coordinator
  • Number of lessons: N/A
  • Total course duration in hrs.: 6 EC=168 hours
  • Sign up period: The course is offered twice a year; registration deadlines are 1 August and 1 February.
  • Anticipated hrs of study: 6 EC=168 hours
  • Available to: PhD students VU
  • Course Description & Study Characteristics

    Course Description

    In this course PhD students gain insights in Academic integrity, Methodology and academic skills, e.g. bibliographical research, formulating research question and problem, etc. for writing a PhD-thesis, and prepare a PhD-proposal or elaborate an accepted proposal into an Introduction/Chapter 1 of their PhD-thesis.

    Study Characteristics

    • Discipline: Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies
    • Type of education: Online
    • Academic skill: Research, Disciplinary, and Generic
    • Graduate School: Faculty or Religion and Theology
    • Start date: Semester 1 and Semester 2 each year (continuous)
    • End date: N/A
    • Minimum number of students: N/A
    • Maximum number of students: 25
    • Admission criteria: (Re)Ma level (Dublin descriptor 1: knowledge and understanding) (critical thinking).
    • Concluding assessment: No
    • Assessment type: For each part a separate proof of completing an Assignment, approved by the PhD-supervisor(s) and after a thorough peer-review process by the students from the same cohort
    • With Certificate: Yes
    • Schedule info: On Canvas with deadlines for submission of Assignments to the peer-groups (under “Discussions”), to supervisor(s) and to the coordinator
    • Number of lessons: N/A
    • Total course duration in hrs.: 6 EC=168 hours
    • Sign up period: The course is offered twice a year; registration deadlines are 1 August and 1 February.
    • Anticipated hrs of study: 6 EC=168 hours
    • Available to: PhD students VU

Would you like to register or want to know more?

Please register for this course via the registration form. For more information, please contact the coordinator of the course, prof. dr. Katya Tolstaya (e.v.tolstoj@vu.nl), or the office of the graduate school (grad.school.frt@vu.nl).