Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The BA project will be completed during the sixth semester of the program. The BA project must demonstrate that the student is able to formulate, analyze, and process central issues within a defined subject area which represents the core of the program.

The topic of the BA project can be chosen freely within the dimension of the study program: language and discourse; culture and intercultural communication; and international political issues and relations. In choosing a project issue, students may use the project course module of the semester, Regional Studies, as the basis, or freely choose within the target areas of the program. The student must demonstrate the ability to communicate the results and the knowledge acquired in a correct and adequate manner in spoken and written English language.

The topic of the Bachelor project must be approved by the Board of Studies. The topic must be presented to the Board of Studies in the form of a brief problem formulation.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories, methods, and practices within one or more of the study’s main fields: discourse studies, international relations, globalization studies, or organizational studies

  • relevant context, historical and otherwise, for one’s chosen area of research.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • applying the disciplinary methods and tools of the subject areas mentioned above, as well as those of the humanities and social sciences at-large, in applying skills related to working within the chosen subject area

  • reflecting on theory, method, and practice within one or several of the above-mentioned subject areas.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • evaluating theoretical and practical problems related to International Studies and selecting relevant models of analysis and solution.



Name of examBachelor Project
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral examination based on the students’ written work, whether prepared individually or in cooperation with others. The group will be jointly responsible for the project report or other written work undertaken jointly. The project report constitutes the basis for the examination and assessment, and an overall assessment of the project and the oral performance will be made. At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured, cf. the Examination Order, section 4, subsection 2. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the censor on the basis of the project report written by the student(s). The project report must be at least 20 pages and must not exceed 30 pages per student; individual reports must not exceed 40 pages
During the examination, the student(s) must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in accordance with the learning objectives of the module. The prescribed examination duration is 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for deliberations and grading; however, the maximum duration for large groups is two hours, and the maximum duration of an individual examination is 30 minutes.
Abstract: An abstract must be included with the project. The abstract must consist of no less than one page and must not exceed two pages. The abstract is included in the overall evaluation of the project.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised project report.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBachelor Project
Module codeBALISE201825
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities