Submitting bachelor's thesis
There will be no separate technical review of the work. The students are responsible for ensuring that the work complies with the writing guidelines.
When your thesis is finished, submit it to your supervisor for feedback and possible suggested corrections. When you have revised your text and your supervisor has given you permission to submit your thesis in Moodle, follow your supervisor’s instructions for plagiarism check in Moodle. The thesis version submitted in Moodle must be the same version you will submit in Osuva and to your supervisor. Submit your thesis in the Osuva publications archive and e-mail the same file to your supervisor. This will start the 30 day review period. The examiner will now conduct a review of your thesis. You will be notified about the grade after the review is completed.
The plagiarism detection software is a part of the quality system of education and research. The use of the software is not a separate form or method of instruction or grading but an aid in instructing and grading thesis writers.
All theses (bachelor's and master's theses as well as licentiate and doctoral theses) written for the University of Vaasa are checked against plagiarism with this software before they are accepted. An entry of the check will be added on the student's transcripts of records. The software in use is called Turnitin.
Students submit their theses for the plagiarism check (in Moodle) at the latest when they give their theses in for grading.
All theses submitted for grading are checked for originality with Turnitin. Once a thesis has been checked, the supervisor will give the student permission to save the thesis in the electronic publication archive Osuva.
Bachelor's thesis evaluation
The reviewer of a Bachelor’s thesis is the teacher (supervisor) of the thesis. The reviewer shall provide their statement within 30 days of the submission of the work for review (Degree Regulations of the University of Vaasa, Section 16).
The thesis will be graded on a separate review form using a scale from 0 to 5 (failed, sufficient, satisfactory, good, very good, excellent). The approved Bachelor’s thesis is included in the major grade.
Bachelor thesis evaluation form
Bachelor's thesis evaluation rubrics
Timetable for Graduation 2023-2024
Apply for graduation in Peppi at least 28 days before the intended graduation day. Ask the International Education Specialist to check your studies well before that.
Application for certificate and all grades registered
*The degree certificates are prepared in the following month (January 2024)
**The degree certificates are prepared in the following month (August 2024)
Students cannot make changes to their work after it has been returned for evaluation and archiving. However, if you notice parts of the work that require little repairs or refinements (the error may be a typing mistake, a naming error, an error in siding, a paragraph change, etc.) that generally do not affect the job's review but are more cosmetic, you can contact Tritonia or Education Services and ask them to add to your work the so-called errata, i.e. a change list, where you can announce the corrected parts in your work. No changes can be made to the reviewed and approved thesis file itself.
With commissioned theses, the commissioner may demand a thesis or parts of it to remain non-public in order to protect business or professional secrets. In this case, those parts of the work that contain such secrets are not integrated into the master’s thesis, but annexed to the thesis as background material. The background material must conform to the general guidelines on writing master’s thesis and must be left for assessment at the same time and in as many copies as the master’s thesis. The background material is not bound together with the master’s thesis but submitted separately with its own title page and titled BACKGROUND MATERIAL. However, general, non-specific information about the background material should be incorporated in the text of the master’s thesis if possible.
The minimum requirements for the actual master’s thesis are that it specifies the theoretical framework, research methods, material and its analysis, and has a list of references. It must be an independent, readable whole. Background material is evaluated together with the actual master’s thesis but is not made public. After the assessment, the background material is archived and kept in a secure place at the school. The use of background material as the main source must be agreed upon with the thesis supervisor beforehand.
Anonymisation of science is more preferred.
Online thesis workshop
Come and try the thesis workshop! In the workshop, we solve thesis-related problems together, overcome writer’s blocks, give and get peer support and share tips. You will make progress with your thesis, and get tips on, for example, time management and information searching. You can also stay online and just write your thesis.
Thursdays at 16-17 online, Zoom link (password: 070149)
Contact: Ray Ohtonen, Study Psychologist | Niina Sorvari, Information Specialist
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