The Basic Program is rounded off with a small exam and an individual paper in which the historiography of a specific medical-historical theme is presented and discussed. Students who have participated in only one of the two courses will present a paper with a maximum of 2.000 words. Students who have taken both courses will present a paper of not more than 3.000 words.
Participants who take both courses of the Research Training Program are expected to conclude this part of the master track with a paper of at least 15.000 words. Students who have taken only one of the two courses will compose a paper of at least 7.500 words. These papers need to be based on an original problem and research question or hypothesis. Both problem and research question are based on sound historiographical investigation. The intended result of this individual research project should be defined explicitly in the sense that it has to be put the historiographical context. Individually, each participant formulates a first draft of his research plan. The final formulation is then drawn up in close consultation with the coordinator and the core staff. In the course of the Research Training Program each participant receives individual coaching from a staff member.