Mini-project (Research in Electives)

All Master's programmes (except Epidemiology Postgraduate and Science and Business Management) have an elective component of 12 credits. These electives may be used in different ways. If you would like to perform extra research you may use these credits to perform a mini-project.

Use the general application form to describe:

  • the start and end date of your project
  • the content and the end product(s) of your mini-project. Indicate how these products will be assessed and with what weight.

You need an UU or UMCU examiner for your mini-project. Your examiner needs to sign your application form.

External mini-project
In case of an external mini-project your supervisor host institute needs to sign the general application form as well. External mini-projects at non-university institutes or abroad also require a signed Internship contract.

A mini-project can take many forms, both in size (0.5 - 12 EC), content and end products (e.g. report, presentation, poster, advice, script). In all cases, your project needs to be graded by your examiner based on at least one end product. Your examiner needs to motivate your final grade.

If you deliver one or more written end products, these need to be checked for plagiarism via Ephorus*. Asking a second reviewer is allowed, but not obligatory.

There is a separate assessment form available for the grading of mini-projects. This form is available on the Study Guide

*From September onwards, new plagiarism softaware, Urkund, will be put into place. More information on how to use it will follow.