BSA2900 - Bachelor's thesis in social work


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The theme of the bachelor thesis must be within social work. The bachelor thesis must be written individually.

All students must be offered supervision before the bachelor thesis is submitted for examination.

For the completion of the course, reference is made to the Departments guidelines for Bachelor's thesis which are posted on Blackboard.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student has knowledge about:

  • Central themes, theories and methods in the field of interest
  • The subjects main ideas, practical application and mandate
  • To formulate, explore and answer a research question
  • Different literature sources, relevant databases and guidelines for correct use of sources in own work
  • Source critique, and principles and tools for systematic search in relevant databases
  • research relevant for social work both nationally and internationally

Skills - the student:

  • Can plan and carry out the task of writing a thesis with scientific knowledge on the bachelor level
  • Can be critical and analytical, and is able to use contemporary scientific literature and relevant knowledge
  • Can search for and use information and literature that is of good quality
  • Can reflect upon the choices of different sources
  • Can make a conscious choice of sources, argue for the choices made and document this in accordance with valid rules

General competence - the student:

  • Can critically assess knowledge to shed light on different theoretical perspectives relevant to a research question
  • Can search in relevant databases, make arguments for the choices made and document own use of sources in accordance with valid rules
  • Can present in writing central theories, research questions and solutions
  • Can plan and follow through a bachelor thesis in accordance with scientific criteria and ethical demands
  • Can reflect upon the practice of social work in the light of relevant theory
  • Can carry out critique of relevant sources
  • Can plan and carry out a search for literature in a systematic matter and document this process

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, course in litterature search, self studies and supervision

Further on evaluation

Written, individual bachelor thesis.

If the grade is not passed, the candidate can submit a new or revised bachelor thesis for the next time the exam is arranged.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Work Programme (HSGSOB)

Required previous knowledge

Successfully completed 1st and 2nd academic year, and the course BSA2500.

The course has study rights requirements. This means that the course is reserved for students admitted to the programme Bachelor in Social Work at NTNU.

Course materials

Will be published on Blackboard at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HSAR3003 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Work
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Bachelor thesis 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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