BENA3012 Bachelor thesis (7 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The aim is to introduce the students to scientific research, from planning through obtaining the results and writing a scientific report. The work can be based on literature, observations or experiment. The thesis work will be done in pairs.

Learning outcomes

After finishing this course the student:
- is able to perform small scale scientific work under supervision
- can acquire scientific knowledge and read scientific articles
- can analyze her/his results
- can present the theoretical background of her/his own results
- is able to write scientific text with logic and clarity
- is able to interpretation her/his own results and draw conclusions

Description of prerequisites

BENA3010, BENA3011 or equivivalent

Study materials


Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Thesis is evaluated based on: - Logic and clarity of the thesis - Connection to theoretical and conceptual background - Understanding of the literature - Understanding of the method and/or experiments - Interpretation of results and conclusions - Student's independence and initiative - Final quality of the thesis and language usage. Two evaluators present a written report to the pedagogical head of the department who accepts the thesis and gives the final grade. Assessment for the course: pass-fail.
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Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (7 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail