This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The thesis is an independent project based on the scientific knowledge acquired during your studies. The thesis also gives the opportunity to show independence by going in depth on a given assignment. The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed and passed his or her bachelor assignment has acquired the following learning outcomes: He/she - is able to work independently in a chemistry and molecular biology lab - is able to describe a problem in a clear and concise way, according to the terms and expressions within chemistry and biology - has experience in literature search, scientific work and preparing scientific reports - is familiar with and able to reason about relevant scholarly tools and techniques - is able to evaluate own and others work critically - Knows the ethical standard that must be applied in research and scientific reports


Bachelor theses have different forms. Most projects include experimental work, but some are more theoretical. The student will be supervised in the laboratory by active researchers. The practical part of the thesis is performed in one of the research laboratories at UiS or in institutes in the region which UiS collaborate with, like Nofima, NORCE-IRIS, SUS, and NIBIO. Many theses are within molecular biology or biochemistry in plants, microorganisms and mammalian cells

Required prerequisite knowledge

Referring to Regulations for Bachelor's and Master's theses for requirements of credits to assign the bachelor's thesis.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work1/1 A - FAll written and printed means are allowed. Calculators are allowed.
Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger, § 2-10 section 4: A candidate will generally have one attempt at a performing examination or Bachelor's or Master's thesis. a) Upon application, a second attempt may be granted if a candidate wishes to improve their grade. In such cases, the candidate may not be permitted to revise a previously submitted response, but must write a new response on a new basis b) Upon application, a candidate who has not passed the bachelor's or master's thesis may be granted a second attempt. In such cases, a reworked version of the bachelor's or master's thesis may be submitted, or a completely new thesis may be submitted. This must then be submitted by the specified deadline and will count as a new exam attempt. c) The Dean himself shall issue supplementary regulations for the completion and supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses. A bachelor´s or a master´s thesis not submitted in time will be graded Fail.
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Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Cathrine Lillo
Course teacher
Mark van der Giezen , Astrid Elisabeth Mork-Jansson , Ann Kristin Vatland , Daniela Maria Pampanin , Lutz Andreas Eichacker , Svein Bjelland , Hanne Røland Hagland , Cathrine Lillo , Heinz Peter Ruoff
Head of Department
Ingunn Westvik Jolma, Gro Johnsen

Method of work

It is important both to the student and the supervisor that a good cooperation routine is established during the execution of the project. This may e.g. take the form of regular meetings in which the student will present and discuss his/her work as it develops. The student should preferably have written something that can form the basis of the conversation/discussion with the supervisor. It is an advantage to start writing the thesis as early as possible. All students have a maximum of 4 months from starting the thesis until the thesis must be handed in.

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology - Bachelor's Degree Programme


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This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 23.09.2020