Kandidatspeciale

2018/2019

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

Objectives:

The objective of the module is that students will be able to apply their knowledge within European studies and international relations at a specialised level.

Content

The fourth semester of the Master’s programme is reserved to writing the thesis; students will work in detail on an issue related to European studies and international relations.

The course coordinator must approve the topic of the thesis, and a deadline for submission will be set. If students have opted for a full specialisation within Chinese Area Studies, Latin American Area Studies or Global Gender Studies, the topic of the thesis must be within the chosen specialisation.

Læringsmål

Viden

  • possess in-depth knowledge of theories and practices within the chosen field and can reflect on these on a scientific basis
  • are able to identify, reproduce and explain issues within the chosen field of the thesis on the basis of different perspectives and theories.

Færdigheder

  • can conduct research independently on the basis of the subject’s theories and methods
  • can combine various disciplines and research methods related to European studies and international relations
  • can apply theory on the chosen topic of the thesis in specific problems/situations
  • can conduct advanced analysis and are able to work from different academic perspectives
  • can select relevant theory, method and tools for the chosen topic in a critical manner and find (new) solutions on a scientific basis
  • can articulate and communicate different types of arguments related to the fields of European studies and international relations
  • can communicate and discuss their knowledge of the chosen topic with both peers and non-specialists.

Kompetencer

  • can work efficiently and in an organised manner and combine various disciplines and research methods related to European studies and international relations
  • can argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
  • can take independent responsibility for their own academic development and specialisation within an individually chosen topic.

Undervisningsform

The Master’s thesis will be written on the basis of supervision, but students must organise their own thesis process and choose their topic/problem and find relevant literature and source material of their own accord.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

30 ECTS

Eksamen

Forudsætning for indstilling til prøven

  • All previous modules must be passed in order for students to take the examination of module.

Prøver

Prøvens navnMaster's Thesis
Prøveform
Skriftlig og mundtlig
The module will be completed by an external oral examination on the basis of the submitted written thesis, which may have been prepared individually or in cooperation with other students. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the external examiner on the basis of the Master’s thesis written by the student(s). The Master’s thesis must be a minimum of 35 pages and may not exceed 70 pages when written individually. When two students write their thesis together, it must be a minimum of 50 pages and may not exceed 100 pages. When three students write their thesis together, it must be a minimum of 65 pages and may not exceed 130 pages.
Proportional weighting: The Master’s thesis/the written work is considered the shared responsibility of the group. The Master’s thesis constitutes the basis for the examination and assessment of the oral performance.
ECTS30
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
Bedømmelsesform7-trins-skala
CensurEkstern prøve
VurderingskriterierThe grade 12:
will be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the objectives for the module exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
The grade 02:
will be awarded to students who demonstrate that they have fulfilled the minimum acceptable level of the learning objectives above for the module, i.e. at least basic knowledge of the main theories and topics that are treated in the course literature.

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelMaster's Thesis
ModulkodeKAINF201717
ModultypeProjekt
Varighed1 semester
SemesterForår
ECTS30
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
TompladsJa
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

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