Seminar and Thesis of BSc (Bachelor of Science)

University of Oulu
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Course overview

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ECTS Credits 10   op
Language of instruction FI.



3rd year, both semesters.

Learning outcomes

Aftre course the student is able to produce independent research by using most essential research methods.


Students acquaint themselves mainly independently topic that they choose.  There will be separate groups in three fields: in Human Geography, in Physical Geography and in Regional development and regional policy. BSc-thesis is written report about the field of research traditions, concepts and actual questions. The thesis of BSc will approve students' skills to produce independent academic research work.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face learning.

Learning activities and teaching methods

Course is organisized in both semester. In the beginning of the semester is info where the content of the course is discussed. Each group will have common meetings and/or private discussions with the teacher during the semester. BSc-thesis (20-30 pages) is presented in written as well as oral form in the end of the semester in seminars where a peer student will act as an opponent.

Target group

Common course to all students of Geography.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Basic and Intermediate studies.

Recommended optional programme components


Recommended or required reading


Assessment Methods and criteria

Returning the BSc-thesis. Seminars.

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



Person responsible Alahuhta Janne Ridanpää Juha Prokkola Eeva-Kaisa Sirviö Heikki
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