Projektorienteret forløb (praktikophold) eller studieperiode ved udenlandsk universitet


Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

During the module students must spend a minimum of three months in an international organization working with activities related to development and international relations. There are two options for DIR students and three options for DIR/GRS students:

Option 1: An internship at an organization with activities within development and international relations. The host organization is chosen by the student and must be approved by the study board. Before the internship starts, an agreement between the student, study board and host organization must be drawn up stating the expectations and responsibilities of the student during the internship. This agreement will specify which tasks the student is expected to undertake at the host organization. In addition, students will be expected to produce a project report at the end of the internship on a topic of relevance to the host organization. The internship and the project report together correspond to a total of 25 ECTS credits.

Option 2: A study stay abroad at a university or research institution in collaboration with Aalborg University. Students must apply for advance approval of transfer credit from the study board before departure. Upon return, students must apply for credit transfer. Students must choose courses/seminars within the field of development studies and international relations amounting to a total of 30 ECTS.

Option 3 (only applies for students specializing in Global Refugee Studies):

A study period at Aalborg University Copenhagen within the subject area of Mobilities, Social Change and Development. The course comprises four modules (the modules Transnational Mobilities as Agents of Change, Ethics in Tourism and Ethical Development and Mobilities, Development and Diaspora and Project Work within Mobilities, Social Change and Development; three course modules of 5 ECTS credits each (a total of 15 ECTS) and a project module of 15 ECTS credits. See the descriptions of the modules.

Choice of specialization

If students have opted for a full specialization within Chinese Area Studies, Latin American Area Studies or Global Gender Studies, the internship/study stay abroad must be related to the chosen specialization.

Students who have opted for a full specialization within Global Refugee Studies may choose between options 1, 2 or 3. If students choose option 1 or 2, the focus must be within Global Refugee Studies.

Objectives (option 1)

The objective of the module is that students gain practical experience through applying knowledge, theories and methods within development and international relations while working in an international organization. Moreover, the students must be able to reflect critically on their experience during their time at an international organization and on the linkage between their study programs and the internship.

Contents (option 1)

During the module, students must spend a minimum of three months at an organization working within the fields of development and international relations. Concurrently, the students will write a project report, reflecting on their experience and using their theoretical knowledge about Development and International Relations to identify and analyze a problem field of relevance to the host organization.



  • will have acquired specific knowledge and experience of working at an international organization
  • will possess in-depth knowledge of the field of the host organization and can reflect on these on an academic basis


  • can analyze specific issues within the fields of development or international relations
  • can select and apply relevant methods and theories in practical context
  • can reflect critically on the application of relevant methods and theories from an academic perspective


  • is able to apply acquired theoretical knowledge related to international relations and development in a practical context
  • can plan their own work and undertake the specific analytical and academic tasks requested by the host organization
  • can function within an intercultural working environment
  • can take responsibility for their own professional development in cooperation with the chosen host organization.




Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats




Prøvens navnProject Oriented Course (internships) or Study Period at a University Abroad
The internship itself is awarded 15 ECTS credits. The credit transfer is based on a written statement from the host institution stating that the student has worked in the organization during the time period stipulated.
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitetets eksamensordning

Prøvens navnProject Oriented Course (internships) or Study Period at a University Abroad
The module is completed by an internally assessed, individual written examination (worth 10 ECTS) assessed according to the 7-point grading scale. Students must submit a project report. The report must be a minimum of 12 pages and may not exceed 15 pages. The report must contain reflections on the linkage between the internship and the study program as well as an analysis of a topic relevant to the host organization.
CensurIntern prøve
VurderingskriterierVurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitetets eksamensordning

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelProject Oriented Course (internships) or Study Period at a University Abroad
Varighed1 semester
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg, Campus København


StudienævnStudienævn for Internationale Forhold
InstitutInstitut for Politik og Samfund
FakultetDet Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet