Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon completion of the seminar, the students will be able to 

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a field-specific topic through writing and presenting a Bachelor thesis,
  • search for, critically assess, and integrate sources into the argumentation of their thesis,
  • recognise standard citation practices and plagiarism-avoidance strategies for proper documention of sources,
  • identify the organisational and language features specific to a Bachelor thesis in their field of study, and
  • provide critical feedback to others' work and respond to feedback on their own work.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 06.09.2024 - 29.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maurice Forget

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The Bachelor thesis seminar is designed to provide students an opportunity to explore a field-specific research question and write their Bachelor thesis. Upon selecting a research topic, the students produce a research plan outlining their intial schedule, table of contents, introduction, and resources. This helps guide the students as they develop their thesis. As the seminar applies a process approach to thesis writing, students attend workshops throughout the seminar on narrowing their research scope, information searching, referencing & plagiarism-avoidance, and different academic writing workshops. The focus on these sessions is to provide support for the students in their research and writing. At the end of the seminar, students are expected to submit a Bachelor thesis that fulfils the requirements. As well, they must present their findings and respond to questions from an opponent and the audience. In turn, they must act as an opponent for another student's thesis. There is also a requirement to complete a maturity demonstration.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, workshops, exercises, seminar participation and bachelor´s thesis.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    270 hrs (workshops / lectures 24 - 36 hours + independent study 234 - 246 hours)


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Provided by the teachers and students

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2024-2025 Spring III - V
    2024-2025 Spring V - Summer
    2025-2026 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Spring III - V
    2025-2026 Spring V - Summer