NORD2901 - Bachelor's thesis in Scandinavian Studies for teacher training students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

Students follow the teaching in one of the elective 2000-level courses in Scandinavian Studies, but take the exam identified by the course title NORD2901 Bachelor's thesis in Scandinavian Studies instead of the regular exam in the elective course. The course contents will depend on which elective course the student chooses to write their Bachelor's thesis in. Students must be as familiar with the curriculum/reading material in the elective course as students who take the regular exam, but are required to develop an independent thesis topic in dialogue with the course teacher.

The Bachelor's thesis replaces the exam in the chosen 2000-level course in Scandinavian Studies.

Learning outcome


Candidates who have passed this course:

  •   have the ability to focus on and formulate a defined research topic
  •   can write an academic text
  •   can analyse, organise and communicate their research findings
  •   can use the theories, methodologies and discipline-related terminology expected of an independent work of scholarship 


In addition, the learning outcome will overlap with that of the course that the student attends classes in.

Learning methods and activities

Students follow teaching in one of the elective 2000-level courses in Scandinavian Studies. Compulsory assignments: Approved topic and outline (half a page). In addition, the candidate must submit the obligatory assignments required for the optional supplementary course he or she has chosen. Topic elaboration is done in collaboration with the lecturer.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved topic and outline (at most 1 page)
  • Approved assignment(s) for the course the student follows

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Bachelor's thesis, 1 semester, approx. 5000 words. The Bachelor's thesis replaces the exam in one of the courses at 2000-level in Scandinavian Studies. The Bachelor's thesis must be an independent work, 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. Students must write the Bachelor's thesis in connection with an elective 2000-course in Scandinavian Studies taught in the semester in which the student is working on their thesis (the sixth semester). This also applies to students re-taking the Bachelor's thesis course.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Language Studies with Teacher Education, years 8 - 13 (MLSPRÅK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the master's programme in Language Studies with Teacher Education, study option Scandinavian Language and Literature.

Course materials

The course material will depend on which elective course the student chooses to write their Bachelor's thesis in.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Scandinavian Literature
  • Norwegian as a Second Language
  • Scandinavian Language and Literature
  • Scandinavian Literature
  • Scandinavian Linguistics
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 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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