BSA2900 - Bachelor's thesis in social work


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 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 have supervision before the thesis is handed in.

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

Learning outcome

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

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 cours 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 01.09.2020
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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's Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE

Submission 2021-05-11

Submission 12:00

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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