60hp within the major subject of European Studies, including the course 'ES131L European Studies: Research Methods and Minor Thesis', or equivalent.
The course is obligatory for students admitted to the Bachelor Programme in European Studies, and is part of the main field of study European studies at the 61-90 credit level.
The aim of the course is that the student should write an independent scientific thesis within the European Studies main field of study.
The course is primarily built around the individual student's work in formulating a relevant and defined problem formulation, which is investigated analytically through relevant choices of theory, method and material in a Bachelor thesis. This also includes the ability to demonstrate knowledge of previous research in the chosen topic. During the course, the student is given access to individual supervision as well as peer-review seminars that aid in the writing process.
The course concludes with an examination of the thesis seminar, in which students act as opponent to another thesis written within the course, and defends his or her own work.
After completing the course the student should:
1. Have in-depth knowledge in a chosen scientific problem area relevant to European studies;
2. Have knowledge of, and skills in, established research practices with regard to scientific evidence and presentation;
3. Have the ability to reflect on European studies as a multidisciplinary field of knowledge;
4. Have the ability to independently plan and carry out a scientific research project;
5. Have the ability, as an opponent, to critically and constructively evaluate other scientific works;
6. Have the ability to reflect on the strengths and limitations of his or her own work
Self-study, supervision, seminars
Bachelor thesis and thesis seminar, including the ability to both be opponent to others' work and to reflectively defend their own work
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course ceases to be available or has undergone any major changes, the students are to be offered two opportunities to retake the examination during the year following the change for re-examination, based on the syllabus which applied at registration.
The Language of Instruction is English