Policy Analysis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and an individual exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • key concepts and theories within policy analysis
  • the target areas of policy analysis and their practical use
  • significant methodological approaches to practices of policy analysis.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing concrete social and political events and problems from a policy perspective.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • critically discussing social and political incidents and processes in relation to central approaches in policy analysis

Type of instruction

Please see ยง 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examPolicy Analysis
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePolicy analyse
Module codeBALISE2224
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities