EUR2900 - Bachelor's Thesis in European Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The bachelor thesis is the final coursework in the Bachelor in European Studies. The bachelor thesis is an individual, scientific analysis of a topic pertaining to European Studies, including European relations after 1945, the process of European integration, the EU as an actor or the EU political system. The thesis must engage with the existing scholarship in the field and, when applicable, draw upon a relevant theoretical and/or conceptual framework. The Bachelor Thesis should try to emulate the form of a journal article. It should have a length comprised between 7,000 and 8,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding tables, graphs and bibliography). The thesis can be written in a foreign language. In the bachelor thesis, students need to identify and formulate a relevant and clear research problem, which is examined analytically through an appropriate choice of theory, methods, material and data. During the course, students will be supervised by an academic with expertise in the field but are also expected to work independently on their thesis.

Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of the BA thesis candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:



  • have a thorough empirical knowledge of their chosen topic
  • are knowledgeable about relevant research and theory pertaining to this topic
  • are familiar with writing an academic analysis in a journal article format


Candidates can

  • work independently with academic questions
  • delineate a topic, formulate a research question and conduct an academic analysis
  • find relevant sources and data and critically analyze them
  • formulate a structured and reader-friendly longer text that meets the criteria of academic representation and argumentation
  • hone in their academic writing and argumentative skills

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars and individual supervision. The lectures/seminars are offered at the beginning of the semester. They will provide students with the methodological tools that are necessary to research and write their bachelor thesis. Individual supervision will be given by a supervisor assigned to each student at the beginning of the semester. Compulsory assignments: Project draft.

Compulsory assignments

  • Synopsis

Further on evaluation

Specific conditions: Exam registration requires that class registration and the compulsory assignment are approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. The Bachelor's thesis: The normal length of the bachelor thesis is 7.000-8.000 words (including footnotes, but excluding tables and bibliography). The thesis can be written in a foreign language.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
European Studies (BEUROP)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Bachelor's Programme in European Studies or European Studies and Foreign Languages.

Course materials

Available by the start of the semester.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • European Studies and Foreign Languages
  • European Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





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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