Syllabus for Degree Project D in Biology

Examensarbete D i biologi

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG327
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology A1E

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2020-02-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2020
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree, and in addition courses in biology of at least 30 credits at the advanced level, including courses at advanced level that are necessary for the project. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of biology a self-chosen part of the biology
  • search, interpret and compile relevant scientific literature
  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study of the problem, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations, within given time frames
  • present the results in correct and relevant language for different target groups both in scientific and in popular forms

Content

An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge from earlier completed courses are applied. The assignment is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing research or development.

To achieve the objectives, the student shall

  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form
  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem
  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department where the project is carried out

Instruction

The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.

Assessment

To pass, a passed oral and written presentation of the degree project at a seminar project is required, together with a passed opposition on another degree project within the same main area. The written presentation should consist of a scientific report, a popular summary and a summary in English.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 27, 2020

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Determined individually after consultation with the student.