NORD2900 - Bachelor's thesis in Scandinavian Studies or Norwegian as a Second Language


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The Bachelor’s thesis shall be an in-depth examination study of a subject area within Scandinavian studies (literature or language), Norwegian as a second language or an interdisciplinary topic. Students shall develop an independent thesis topic, including research questions and hypotheses, in dialogue with the course supervisor.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course:
- have specialized knowledge within a limited field of the study area
- is well informed of scholarly literature in the given study area
- is well informed of central methods used in the given study area

Candidates who have passed this course:
- have the ability to focus on and formulate a defined research topic
- can analyse, organise and communicate their research findings
- can identify, communicate and critically assess central aspects of scholarly literature within the field of study
- can write an academic text
- can use the theories, methods and discipline-related terminology expected of an independent work of scholarship

General competence
Candidates who have passed this course:
- masters academic writing
- can work independently and goal-oriented with a project over time
- can obtain the relevant information needed to solve an academic problem
- can communicate specialized knowledge in a clear language
- have broadly applicable skills in textual analysis

Learning methods and activities

Individual studies and supervision.

Only students admitted to the bachelor's programme in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature, study option Scandinavian Language and Literature or Norwegian as a Second Language, in the autumn semester of 2014 or more recently, may write the bachelor's thesis.

Compulsory assignments: Written or oral assignments. Approved thesis question and outline (approx. 1 page).

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • Written or oral assignments
  • Approved thesis question and outline

Further on evaluation

The bachelor's thesis must be an independent work of approx. 9000 words, and, when assessed, it is expected that this work, written over the course of a semester, gives evidence of greater depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject-discipline than is expected for a home exam or another regular exam in the same subject, which is written over a more limited period of time.

It is not possible to write a bachelor's thesis in semesters where this course is not taught/no supervision is offered.

Students who wish to retake the course either because of a failing grade, or to improve their grade, must submit a new thesis on a new topic.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature (BNORDLIT)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the bachelor's programme in Scandinavian Studies and Comparative Literature, Scandinavian Language and Literature, or Norwegian as a Second Language, in the autumn semester of 2014 or more recently,

Course materials

Students’ own reading lists.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
LITT2900 15.0 01.09.2019
SPRÅK2900 7.5 01.09.2019
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)
  • Scandinavian Literature
  • Norwegian as a Second Language
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Linguistics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature



Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis

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

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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