The thesis required for a bachelor’s level degree from universities of applied sciences cannot be credited (Recognition of Prior Learning, RPL) with a thesis prepared for another degree programme. The following includes instructions on how to apply for a partial RPL on the basis of a previously completed higher education degree. In addition, the situations in which previously prepared theses can be used for a new thesis according to what is separately agreed on with the student’s thesis supervisor are described.
he student’s previous studies and thesis can be used to partially credit:
In this case, the remaining required RES01 assignments are:
RES02 (and corresponding thesis courses of other bachelor’s level degrees)
The student’s previous studies and thesis can be used to partially credit:
In this case, the remaining required RES02 assignments are:
A previously prepared thesis can be utilized if:
Sections you can use from your previous thesis: Theory section / research method section / the thesis as a whole.
The decision to use a previously prepared thesis as part of the thesis process for a new degree is based on the student’s own initiative:
Original article: Paula Koistinen ja Mika Alavaikko (2016)
Updated by Olli Vesterinen ja Titta Riihimäki (2020)