FI2001 - Bachelor's thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The course is intended as a final course in the bachelor program. In consultation with the course lecturer/supervisor, the student chooses the topic and problem for discussion in the bachelor thesis. The problem can be theoretical or practical. Individual supervision is a central part of the course.

Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills):


  • overview and knowledge of a philosophical/ethical topic
  • understanding of how perspectives, positions, and arguments on this topic can be linked to and illuminate a chosen problem for discussion
  • an overview of the philosophical background for the problem, and the philosophical contexts in which the problem lies


  • formulate an issue and find relevant literature
  • discuss the chosen problem in an independent way, based on academic literature, and possibly other sources
  • present and defend the bachelor thesis

Learning methods and activities

Bachelor seminar, with the following structure:

  • Part 1: Start-up seminar with emphasis on choice of topic and problem, assignment of supervisor, literature search, and philosophical writing
  • Part 2: Draft seminar with emphasis on presentation and discussion of drafts of the bachelor thesis

The student’s own work on the topic, under supervision, is central. A student who have chosen a topic or issue that is related to the topic of another philosophy/ethics course that is taught in the same semester, are encouraged to follow this.

In order to sit the exam the following obligatory activity is required: attendance at orientation meeting; approved participation and oral presentation at seminar; approved syllabus; submission of draft essay. Approval of compulsory activity can be reused in a later semester, but only if the student do not change the topic of the thesis.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance at orientation meeting week 2
  • Approved participation and oral presentation at seminar
  • Approved curriculum list
  • Submission of essay draft

Further on evaluation

The assessment is based on the final submitted bachelor's thesis (10000-12000 words, plus reference list), adjusted through an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Philosophy and Ethics (BFI)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's programme in Philosophy.

60 credits in philosophy, at lest 15 credits must be at 2000-level.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FI2900 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
FIX2900 15.0 AUTUMN 2022
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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