GSMS Course Registration

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Only GSMS PhD students (including BCN PhD students) can participate in these courses. Use your P-number to register (ask your Personnel Office).

For registration please go to Upcoming courses.

Course: Managing your PhD (Project Management)

The essential elements are:

  • Working within a project structure
  • The ‘interplay of forces’ surrounding a project
  • Timetabling
  • Decision-making
  • Managing a project
  • Writing a project assignment
  • Organizational cultures
  • Project-friendly cultures
  • Consultation interview
  • The phase model of research projects

The participants will not only become familiar with the theory, but will also practice useful skills by means of assignments and exercises.

The course takes one day.This first day is the start of coaching and follow-up sessions after 3 months, 1 and 2 years.

The main topic of these follow-up sessions is the progress of your research project. The sessions last about 3 hours. Note that the follow-ups are compulsory and are especially aimed at preparing the students for completing their thesis within the limited time span of their research period.

  • Be able to identify the processes around you that influence your work, and to identify those processes that interfere with progress and which should be eliminated

  • Learn about phasing of (complicated) research and managing project progress by using phasing tools.

Intended for GSMS PhD students (started 6 - ± 12 months ago).

EC (without exam)


Course coordinator

  • Prof.Dr. G. Molema



Contact person

Maaike Bansema,

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