Research Topic Study

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises participation in select research seminars or conferences, one on one work with a faculty researcher in their field of expertise (or both) and a research paper.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • a defined research area pertaining to International Studies
  • state-of-the-art knowledge of the area as it is presented at relevant academic contexts (conferences, seminars, lectures, etc.)

  • one or more specific and defined research-relevant problems within the above-mentioned area

  • scholarly conventions within disciplines relevant to International Studies.

Skills

  • generating an overview of a defined research area based on relevant literature
  • identifying research ideas and/or problems pertaining to the chosen area

  • producing an academic argument as part of a scholarly discussion

  • articulating research results in a clear, well-structured, and communicatively adequate form that corresponds to genre conventions within scholarly work

  • applying relevant IT tools in the research process.

Competences

  • planning and completing an independent research process from research idea to written presentation of results
  • continuing research-oriented education and learning at MA level.

Extent and expected workload

10 ECTS

Exam

Exams

Name of examResearch Topic Study
Type of exam
Written exam
Based on an agreement with the supervisor, the student will either participate in a number of relevant research seminars or conferences or work closely with a faculty member engaged in specific research for the purpose of working closely with that research. On this basis, the student will produce a research paper within their chosen area, which must be approved by the supervisor.The research paper must not exceed 12 pages. The paper may be presented as part of an open seminar.
The paper will be assessed by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
ECTS10
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleSelvst├Žndigt studie inden for udvalgt forskningsemne
Module codeBALISE201834
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities