Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
has a broad knowledge of the subject matter of his or her thesis
has knowledge of relevant sources and methods
can perform a shorter research-based study
can analyze data critically and independently
can present his or her findings in appropriate academic language
has insight into relevant academic and professional ethic issues
can plan and carry out an assignments over a four month period of time in accordance with ethical requirements and principles
can communicate in writing important academic subject matters such as theories, problems and solutions
The thesis in English is an independent research paper. The thesis must be written in conjunction with at least one of the two other English courses offered as part of the 200-level English course, or an equivalent. Any equivalent must receive advance approval from the Head of Studies and/or supervisor(s).
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Ways of working and supervision
Students will attend thesis seminars as part of the thesis planning and writing process. The thesis topic must be approved prior to writing. Each student will be assigned to a supervisor on the basis of their chosen topic. Thesis writing is process writing, and the student should be prepared to present or hand in at least one draft version for comments and feedback before submitting the final version. The thesis should be between 6500 and 7000 words + reference list, and must be written in English.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
The topic(s) of the thesis must have been approved by supervisor(s)
The student is required to have submitted one or more drafts of the thesis within stipulated dates by the supervisor(s)
The student must attend meetings with the supervisor(s)
Individual thesis (6500-7000 words + reference list) written in English.
The thesis will be graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade. Both language skills and content must satisfy minimum requirements in order for the candidate to obtain a pass grade.