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407045A Bachelor's Thesis, 10 ECTS cr 
Code 407045A  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name Bachelor's Thesis  Abbreviation Bachelor's Thes 
Scope10 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline2505 Education 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Education 

ECTS Credits 

10 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 

Finnish/ English


3rd year

Learning outcomes 

Having completed the course, the student 

  • knows how to define a research problem 
  • knows how to compose a research plan on the topic of his or her thesis 
  • knows how to use literature on his or her own research topic to provide a theoretical scrutiny of the topic 
  • is familiar with the basics of scientific writing and knows how to apply them to write his or her thesis 
  • knows how to compose a Bachelor’s degree 
  • knows how to act as an opponent to the Bachelor’s thesis written by another student 


  • composing a research plan
  • carrying out the research
  • writing a research report
  • evaluating a study
  • writing a maturity test


Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

About 30h of seminar sessions, 240h of independent work

Target group 

Students at the Faculty of Education

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Basic studies in the major subject, Scientific communication I, basic courses in quantitative and qualitative research (must have at least been started)

Recommended optional programme components 

The course is part of the intermediate studies in the major subject

Recommended or required reading 

Hirsjärvi, S., Remes, P. & Sajavaara, P. Tutki ja kirjoita.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Construction and presentation of research plan, writing and presentation of thesis, participation in seminar sessions, acting as a peer opponent, writing of the maturity test

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



Person responsible 

Tapio Tenhu and the leaders of seminar groups

Working life cooperation 


Other information 

Students submit their finalized theses to the Laturi system for review and approval. Website

A list of current Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis groups is to be found on the faculty website at


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Bachelor's Thesis (summer course 2021)  Course  10  Tapio Tenhu  18.05.21 -31.08.21
registration period has not begun Information retrieval cource  Course  Kulmala, Seija Inkeri,
Kärnä, Anna-Liisa 
02.08.21 -11.03.22
Registration BACHELOR'S THESIS SEMINARS  Course  10  Enni-Mari Ylikörkkö  02.08.21 -12.05.22
Registration Information retrieval course (education) (Period 1)  Course  Kulmala, Seija Inkeri,
Kärnä, Anna-Liisa 
24.08.21 -15.10.21
Registration Information retrieval cource (Education) (period II)  Course  Kulmala, Seija Inkeri,
Kärnä, Anna-Liisa 
04.11.21 -03.12.21
registration period has not begun Information retrieval cource (Education) (5. period)  Course  Kulmala, Seija Inkeri,
Kärnä, Anna-Liisa 
10.05.22 -14.06.22

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