Bachelor of Science thesis

University of Oulu
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Course overview

Opintojakso on poistunut opetusohjelmasta, sivun sisältö on vanhentunutta.

ECTS Credits 10   op
Language of instruction FI.

Finnish / English.


B.Sc. 3 rd year.

Learning outcomes

Student will plan and write up thesis by getting acquainted to an interesting biology subject and reviewing it critically with the help of relevant scientific source material.


 Independent research work on a scientific subject in agreement with the responsible professor and under the supervision of the Department. The supervisors may be professors of the department, docents and other teachers and researchers who have the docent’s status. The student may have several supervisors, the other supervisor may be from other department, university (also abroad) or from research institute.  The subject must be agreed on with the professor in advance. The research work can contain fieldwork, laboratory work, theoretical work or work on collections in museum. The work always includes a literature survey. After having completed the thesis, the student writes the Maturity Exam. The dean will order the examiners by the proposal of the professor. Pro gradu working group accepts and grades the thesis on the basis of the examiners’ opinions.
List of the actual B.Sc. thesis topics is on Noppa.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching.

Learning activities and teaching methods

About 20 pages long thesis.



Target group

Compulsory to the biology students.

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Recommended optional programme components

Done at the same time as B.Sc. seminar workshop in spring.

Recommended or required reading


Assessment Methods and criteria


Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


Pass / Fail.

Work placements


Other information


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