Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
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:
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.
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.
Fail (U), Pass (G)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
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.
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
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
The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.
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.