Overview of courses taught in English 2019-2020
UTV-Essay  Essay for bachelor students (10 ECTS) 
Course facts
Course codeUTV-Essay
Course titleEssay for bachelor students
Course languageEnglish
Teaching semesterSpring or fall
PrerequisitePrevious knowledge about topic of own choice. Assessed by the teacher responsible for each subject

The essay aims to provide the student with the opportunity to study a topic of one's own choice in depth. It is expected that the student seeks deeper knowledge of relevant literature, and utilizes this in a discussion about the research topic. This will give the student a possibility to improve his or her understanding of one of the subjects chosen in the exchange program.

Learning outcome

The student shall:

  • Be able to work independently on a sports related topic
  • Be able to produce a written academic text that portrays the topic in a logical and analytical fashion
Course organization

The subject and research question of the essay must be approved by a supervisor within a given deadline. The essay will be a study of literature and work with research data analyses, not a paper of one's own philosophy or opinions. Each student will be given 6 hours of guidance by a supervisor.


Individual written essay of a maximum of 6000 words, in addition to table of contents, reference list and possible attachments. The essay will be graded A-F.

Core material

The student is responsible for finding approximately 500 pages of relevant literature in cooperation with a supervisor.

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