Degree project in jurisprudence, Bachelor 15 Credits

Examensarbete i rättsvetenskap, kandidat
First cycle, J0042N
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2018 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 14 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 12 Jan 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Subject group (SCB)
Law and Legal Studies
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for admission to this course the student must also have attained at least 90 credits, of which at least 75 credits in jurisprudence/law. The following courses should be included in this and be completed entirely with at least a pass grade: Legal introduction course (J0046N), Administrative law (J0049N), Commercial Law I (J0006N), Commercial Law II (J0007N) and at least one of the courses Environmental Law (J0005N), Social Law (J0035N), Social law (J0047N), Migration law (J0048N) or equivalent courses.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify and formulate a relevant research question in the field of legal science
  • Make a conscious and relevant choice of method to address the research question
  • Collect the relevant material to answer the question
  • Critically examine and analyse the collected material on the basis of its importance for the research question at hand
  • Report the collected material in writing in such a way that the research question is answered
  • Express him/herself well in writing in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner
  • Verbally communicate results both within and outside of the science community
  • Defend his/her results
  • Critically examine other studies in a constructive and scientific manner

The course involves the writing of a degree project. The closer content of the course is determined on the basis of the individual choice of subject for the essay and what the student needs in order to independently write an essay. The degree project will provide training in identifying and critically reviewing relevant legal material and includes studies of literature and legal material relevant to the essay as well as studies in legal methodology and material treatment. The degree project is presented both verbally and in writing. The course also includes critically examining other degree projects.

The degree project is written individually or in pairs, with supervisor support. The course involves the selection of a topic and formulation of a research question. Based on the topic, the student shall independently acquire the necessary knowledge to conduct a legal study presented in the form of a written essay. The student shall use relevant literature and analyse relevant sources of law. The course ends with the student presenting and defending his or her own degree project and critically examines someone else’s degree project. Supervision is provided within a period of one semester after the student has first registered for the course.

The student shall demonstrate that he/she meets the objectives of the course by writing and completing an approved degree project, as well as by participating in a seminar with opposition.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsery meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.

A student who does not personally register or contact ETS student administration (, within the first three days of the teaching period risks losing their place in the course. This also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
The course is equal to J0024N and  IER363

Maria Pettersson

Transition terms
The course J0042N is equal to J0024N

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Jensen, U. & Rylander, S; Att skriva juridik, Iustus förlag senaste upplagan
I övrigt är kurslitteraturen individuell för varje studerande.
Artiklar, rättsfall och annat elektroniskt material kan tillkomma och ingår då i kursfordran.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

0001Start of degree project0.0TG U G#
0002Public discussion of others degree project0.0TG U G#
0003Oral presentation0.0TG U G#
0004Accepted report15.0TG U G VG

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

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