Research module II runs through the third and fourth semesters of the MA NTS curriculum. Students taking this part of research module II will build on knowledge, experience and skills gained in ”Research Module I” and in semester 3. Students will further develop specialised research interests, pursuing independent studies on one or several subjects of their choice which may/will lead to (and later complement) their Master theses. The colloquium is specifically designed as a space for presenting progress made on individual MA thesis projects with peers and the course instructor providing feedback. Students also receive guidance on how to plan for and write their MA theses in a timely manner. Information on research methodologies and theoretical frameworks, including career advice will also be provided depending on students' needs. If you are enrolled in this course, please email me the (preliminary) title of your planned MA thesis before the first day of class. Make a self-needs assessment and also include in your email your individual research skills gaps and the stage at which you are at with your MA project. First session will be on Wednesday April 15.