Course code B15-AA

B15-AA Bachelor's Thesis

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Course responsible: Turid Mørkøre
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn parallell and Spring parallell
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The Bachelor thesis is a specialization of a task or research question. The student is supervised in developing a research proposal. A bachelor's thesis is an independent academic work equivalent of a half semester's work that may include literature study, laboratory work, field work, processing and analysis of data. The bachelor thesis should be structured in line with the academic standards. The student will receive guidance in this work.
Learning outcome:


  • When completed a 15 credits bachelor thesis the student will have knowledge of a specific topic and relevant theories, processes, tools and methods


  • The student will know how to search for, consider and refer to information, and present so that it sheds light on the issue. Moreover, the student has skills in applying professional knowledge, meet reasonable choices and in mastering relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression

General competence

  • The student has under guidance gained experience in planning and implementing a small independent project and is able to present academic knowledge
Learning activities:
Supervision: Each student is entitled to 20 hours of supervision (including the supervisor's share of the marking) for a 15 ECTS bachelor thesis. Students sign a contract with the supervisor. The supervisory relationship is guided by the contract as well as common understandings for supervisory responsibility. Writing a research proposal is an integral part of the thesis process and its supervision. The student has a responsibility to stay in touch with the supervisor. The student submits a signed contract to the study counselor at the Faculty ahead of the specified deadlines in the Academic calendar. 
Teaching support:
It is recommended that the students actively use the courses that the University Library, Writing Centre and other resources that the University offers.
Relevant literature will be identified through a review process guided by the supervisor.
3 year bachelor student
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The student must submit a signed contract to supervisor and to the study administration at the faculty before he/her can start working on his/hers thesis
One written thesis.
Nominal workload:
375 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science.
External examiner is used in the evaluation of the bachelor thesis.
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades