Bachelor Thesis in Cognitive Science, 18 credits

Kandidatuppsats i kognitionsvetenskap, 18 hp


Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Arne Jönsson

Course coordinator

Arne Jönsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki

Available for exchange students

ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Spring 2019 201904-201923 English Linköping

Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

For admission to the course, completed school year 1 and year 2 of the Bachelor's Programme in Cognitive Science and 120 HE credits approved in the programme.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- independently work on an assigned cognitive science assignment of an investigative, development or research nature,
- produce a longer cohesive scientific text in writing,
- present a larger work orally,
- critically review and discuss a scientific work that is presented orally and in writing.

Course content

Within the course, students plan and implement a comprehensive cognitive science work. This work is carried out in an independent manner and include forming of an orientation, purpose, questions, appropriate theories, empirical perspectives, approaches, methods and techniques, as well as reflecting on the process and product realized in the development of knowledge. The work is supported by introductory and recurring seminars and ongoing supervision. The oral and written argument for the chosen direction and approach is also central to the course. The course also includes reviews of, and opposition on, other students' work.

Teaching and working methods

Individual degree project under supervision.


Approved bachelor's thesis requires:
- Writing of a scientific report/essay
- Submission of the work with a public discussion
- Review of another work
- Active attendance at the seminars that are included in the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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