The module comprises:
Part 1: a project oriented course in an institution, organisation or company in Denmark or abroad and a report on experience gained during the project oriented course.
Part 2: an element-based project related to the project oriented course.
The project oriented course may take place in an institution,
organisation or enterprise abroad or in Denmark, where the student
works with issues which are relevant to the programme. For students
who have chosen to specialise within Arctic Studies, the project
oriented course must be topically relevant to this area
specialisation. The project oriented course must be of a duration
of at least three months, full-time and must include an
international or intercultural dimension.
Suggestions made by the student as regards the subject of a project oriented course must be approved in advance by the study board.
Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.
|Name of exam||Project Oriented Course|
|Type of exam|
Written examAn internal, written examination in: project oriented course project.
The examination consists of an element-based project work which is based on an issue relevant to the project oriented course location. The project work has an international/intercultural perspective, and is comprised of three separate elements. If the student has chosen the specialisation in Arctic Studies, the project elements must be written within this area. The project oriented course project must be prepared individually and must not exceed 20 pages in total.
During the semester, students must prepare three draft versions (one for each element) which must be discussed with their supervisor. At the end of the semester, students must submit one coherent project comprising the revised versions of the three elements for a combined assessment.
1. The first element must identify issues that are relevant to the project oriented course and give an account of theories and/or studies which have dealt with similar or otherwise relevant issues as well as an initial problem formulation that must have an international/intercultural perspective.
2. In the second element, the student must critically discuss possible methodological approaches to deal with the problem in focus. On the basis of the discussion, students must choose and describe a methodological framework, including description of data and possibly data collection, reflection on methods of analysis as well as possible ethic and practical issues.
3. The third element must comprise the project’s analysis. This project element must be based on the theoretical and methodological choices made in the other two project elements and include discussions of the results of the analysis in relation to the problem formulation.
Finally, the student will revise and join all three elements in a coherent project to be submitted for a combined assessment.
In addition, the student must submit a non-academic report on experience gained during the project oriented course of no more than 3 pages. In this report, the student must reflect on and explain practical, social and other relevant experience gained during the project oriented course in an institution, organisation or company in Denmark or abroad. The report must include a statement from the host institution documenting that the student has worked satisfactorily on tasks relevant to the Master's programme.
All written and all electronic aids
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Projektorienteret forløb|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board for Cross-Cultural Studies|
|Department||Department of Culture and Learning|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|