Examination Committee, Mathematics
The examination committee for the bachelors and masters programmes in mathematics in Leiden consists of the following persons:
Richard Gill (chairman), email@example.com
Marcel de Jeu
Acting secretary to the committee is Martin Lubke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests to the committee should be directed preferably by email to the
chairman with cc. to the secretary. The committee carries out most of
its work by email but meets at least once a semester.
Criteria for evaluation of masters project and thesis
(Current version: June 2012).
Examiners at a masters examination will evaluate:
Aspects which will be considered when evaluating the execution of the research are:
- the execution of the reseach (project)
- the written thesis
- the presentation of the thesis (typically a one hour lecture to colleague students and interested staff members)
- the quality of the defence (including the short public
presentation of the thesis results, but focussing on the discussion
with the examination committee concerning the thesis)
- the quality of other research products (for instance, software or documentation produced during an internee-ship)
Aspects which will be considered when evaluating the thesis are:
- systematic approach
- ability to find necessary resources (literature, expert advice)
- ability to plan, and to adapt plans to situation
- autonomy of the student
- ability to collaborate with other researchers
The relative weight of the different criteria are: execution of
research 20%, thesis 50%, presentation 10%, defense 10%, other products
- originality, creativity, soundness
- quality of the writing (clarity, accessibility, grammar and typography)
- critical thinking
- does the thesis contain new results with expected scientific impact?
The examiners will fill in a corresponding form to be returned to the
examination committee. The form is available as pdf, word, html.
Criteria for evaluation of bachelor's project and thesis
See the blackboard pages for "bachelor seminarium analyse, stochastiek en besliskunde" and the homepage for "bachelorseminarium algebra, meetkunde en getaltheorie"
Bachelors and masters theses