Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is to support the thesis work. The
students plan, write and present parts of an
academic text and oppose other students texts.
The student shall actively be a part of
critical and constructive discussion when tasks
are presented.

You will develop the following conpetences:

-prioritizing and time management

-consistent and evidence-based arguments

-organising, evaluation and creating creating
sythesis from different data

-interdisciplinary working methods and

-critical views on complex primary and
secondary sources.

-working independently with research and
professional practice and compiling your work
into professional quality reports

Learning outcomes

The student prepare the thesis and learn to think
analytically and to develop and revise an idea
within the frames of an academic written text.

Course contents

The aim is to develop your individual thesis.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Methodology and/or Knowledge Development.

Previous course names


Additional information

80% attendance

Recommended or required reading

- Skrivguiden (von Hertzen, Maria & Stolt,
http://studieguide.arcada.fi/att-studera-pa External link-
- Att skriva en bra uppsats (Rienecker, Lotte
- Seminarieboken: att skriva, presentera och
opponera (Björklund, Maria)

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Small-group work - 5 hours
  • Individual studies - 100 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The course requirement is to produce a first
draft of the thesis.

Required presence 80%


Träskman Tomas

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until date 2018-03-31

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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