Methodology and Theories of Science


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student must have knowledge, skills and competencies within the urban design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 and MSc02 Urban Design Engineering education or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to give the students the necessary skills to participate in the academic and professional practice within the fields of Architecture, Design and Planning (or related areas) as contributing scholars and researchers by training the basic academic skills of paper writing and design of research methodology seen in light of the adequate positions within theories of science / philosophy of science.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about the academic production process, the systems of research quality assessments and monitoring governing the field of research and the channels for publication and dissemination of academic knowledge
  • Must be able to understand societal and contextual conditions for a situation of increasing ‘scientification’ of practice fields
  • Must be able to understand how the ‘state-of-the-art’ within academic fields of relevance are emerging and how these are evolving


  • Must be able to apply established models for paper writing and methodological reflection to a specific case within architecture, design or planning
  • Must be able to write a methodologically reflective paper which positions itself in relation to relevant and adequate positions within theories of science / philosophy of science
  • Must be able to evaluate the paper in relation to established practices and systems of academic research


  • Must have competencies to write an academic paper and/or a design for research methodology relating to the state-of-the-art of knowledge production within architecture, design or planning

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examMethodology and Theories of Science
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleForskningsmetode og videnskabsteori
Module codeAODUTM3K131
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design