Bachelor's Thesis

Information on the Bachelor's thesis

The Bachelor's programme includes a Bachelor's thesis of 10 ECTS. The Bachelor's thesis, an independently written scholarly dissertation, is conducted during the third year of the study programme. In the Bachelor's thesis, you apply knowledge gained from your major and methodology studies. The thesis is written during the Bachelor's Thesis course, where you will be assigned a supervisor amongst the teachers within your major. Different subjects have different prerequisites for taking the Bachelor's Thesis course and thus for writing the Bachelor's Thesis. Please see further information in the course description in Sisu. 
The Bachelor's thesis should comprise approximately 30-35 pages of factual content. The maximum number of pages (including cover page, table of contents, references, and appendices) is 70. You may deviate from the recommended page count only if you have agreed on this in advance with your supervisor. A description for data management is mandatory. See further information about writing your thesis on the library's web pages on formatting and reference management
You are required to write a maturity test after completing your thesis. Approval and registration of your Bachelor’s thesis is not possible before you have passed the maturity test.  
After completing your bachelor's thesis, the maturity test, and all other required studies for the Bachelor's degree, you may proceed to apply for a Bachelor's degree certificate. You must apply for the certificate separately, as it will not be automatically granted. Even if you are continuing with your Master's degree at Hanken, we recommend that you collect the Bachelor’s degree certificate as soon as you have completed all the required courses for the Bachelor's degree.  

Assessment rubrics for Bachelor's theses 

Hanken's courses and programmes are continuously assessed and developed using Assurance of Learning (AoL). Bachelor’s theses provide valuable information about what students have learnt during their studies. The theses are assessed using an Assurance of Learning assessment rubric, which also serves as an aid in the writing process. Read more about AoL and familiarise yourself with the assessment rubric on the Assurance of Learning page