Examining and grading theses
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The examination and grading of a Bachelor's thesis
A Bachelor’s degree includes a written thesis worth 6 credits. Students complete the thesis as part of the intermediate studies in their discipline.
The examination and grading of Master's and licenciate theses
Master’s and licentiate programmes include a written thesis with a scope of 30 credits, with the exception of dentistry and veterinary medicine, where the scope of the thesis is 20 credits.
The examination and grading of doctoral dissertations
Dissertations are examined in two stages: the first stage is the preliminary examination and the public examination is the second. Matters pertaining to the examination of doctoral dissertations are decided by the faculty council of the doctoral student’s home faculty.
Dissatisfaction with thesis grading and appeal procedure
The grade received for a thesis and the principles applied to the grading are often very important to students.
The public availability and publishing of a thesis
A thesis written by a student to complete a degree is a public document. All activities at the university are governed by the Act on the Openness of Government Activities, and also the public availability of theses is based on this legislation.