PED2900 - Bachelor Thesis in Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course will provide an introduction to theoretical and scientific thinking. The student shall acquire written and oral skills in order to have a dialogue with the research community, provide a critical assessment-, analysis-, presentation- and discussion of the theory of current educational issues. The course provides an opportunity for an optional specialization in a central area of education. The theme of the bachelor thesis is chosen from a list that represents some of the key educational challenges. The topic but must be discussed with and approved by the appointed supervisor. A self-selected reading which students can get advice from a supervisor to select, together with any separate data collection, will be the basis for the preparation of the bachelor thesis.

Learning outcome

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

  • Can independently write a scientific text in Education.
  • Has thorough knowledge of major theories, concepts and methodological approaches in an optional area of pedagogy.
  • Can justify their own professional opinion within the educational field.
  • Master the norms of academic writing in terms of references, quotes and layout for reference list.
  • Can formulate a professional pedagogical issue.
  • Can make use of relevant existing theory, research results and any personal experiences to illuminate educational issues.

Learning methods and activities

The main form of teaching activity is seminars. The students will work in larger thematic groups and in small response groups. Guidance is given in theme groups, and each thesis has three hours of individual instruction. There will also be conducted a course in academic writing. Students must submit written assignments as sketch, project description and progress report. Students will also orally present their chosen topic and plan the implementation of the project for their theme group

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignments
  • Oral presentation

Required previous knowledge

The one year programme in education ( PED1001, PED1002, PED1003, PED1006 and PED1007) or completed bachelor degree ( 3 years) in relevant profession in addition to minimum 30 ECTS credits in education. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PED1020 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
PED1010 15.0 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Education
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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