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Supervising a bachelor's thesis
A Bachelor’s thesis is worth 6 credits and completed in writing. The supervisors must guide the student in learning scientific thinking, addressing the problems in his or her discipline, and scientific communications.
Duties of a thesis supervisor and the supervision plan
Supervision work is closely linked to the intended learning outcomes of the degree and thesis as well as the related grading criteria. In accordance with the Regulations on Degrees and the Protection of Students’ Rights at the University of Helsinki, the student must receive instruction both duri
Good practices in thesis supervision
Thesis supervision is competence-based teaching carried out at the university in accordance with the practices of aligned teaching.
Supervising a master's or licentiate thesis
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 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.