Bachelor's thesis

Your Bachelor’s thesis is a “proof of competence” where you showcase your skills in your chosen area of Literary Studies. The Bachelor’s thesis allows you to share the competences and knowledge that you have acquired over the three years of your degree programme. Your thesis is linked to a level 3 course and the paper's contents are relevant to one of the Literary Studies specialisations.

BA thesis application

As you write your bachelor’s thesis, your work will be supervised by a member of the Literary Studies teaching team, who will be appointed by the programme coordinator. Please send the 'BA thesis application' in an email to dr. Müge Özoglu at least four weeks before you want to start. You will then be assigned a supervisor who you should contact promptly. Prior to this, you could of course talk to teachers about thesis supervision.

Handing in your thesis

Once you have completed your thesis, you must submit it in Osiris (and not via an email to your supervisor). Osiris also provides you with evaluation progress as well as your final grade. 

If your supervisor has indicated that your final paper is ready for assessment, proceed as follows:

  • You upload your thesis in Osiris Student > Cases > My cases > Start a new case by using the plus icon in the bottom right corner. A new window will open. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off for the new window to open. Choose Thesis and graduation > HUM: Thesis evaluation
  • You upload your thesis in Blackboard (to check for plagiarism).

Did you get a pass?

If you have received a satisfactory grade, you will need to upload the final version to Utrecht University's thesis archive. This is mandatory.

  • Go to Osiris Student > Cases
  • Choose Archive & publish thesis - Follow-up Case
  • Archive your thesis

Bachelor theses are not published by default.

Forms and procedures Bachelor's thesis

Your Bachelor's thesis will be assessed following specific evaluation procedures. You can prepare for this by reading the following documents and explanations prior to starting your thesis.

Thesis Archive

Once your thesis has been completed and approved, you will need to upload the final version in our thesis archive via Osiris > Cases. Choose Archive & publish thesis - Follow-up Case and Archive your thesis.