Organization Studies Project


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises problem-oriented project work within the field of organization studies.


Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • a selected topic within the field of international organization on the basis of a written project. The topic will derive from the project courses of the semester.



The student must attain

Skills in:

  • independently identifying and delimiting a salient problem in the field of international organizations
  • analyzing and assessing relevant theories and understandings of international organizations
  • organizing relevant data and research material at a level appropriate to the final year of bachelor study  in relation to problems concerning international organizations.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • integrating individual and group interests and reflecting on group considerations and concerns  or considering the dynamics of individual as opposed to group work and reflecting on individual intellectual development in the course of addressing problems in international organizations 
  • discussing solutions to problems organized around issues concerning international organizations and qualifying those solutions 
  • identifying, reflecting on and qualifying choices of relevant theories and academic disciplines for addressing a defined problem concerning international organizations
  • communicating ideas, arguments, and research results about a defined issue concerning international organizations in a well-formulated academic spoken and written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • To participate in the project exam, it is required that the exam portfolio from the module ‘Organization Studies: Theories and Methods’ and the take-home assignment from the module ‘International Organizations’ have been submitted.


Name of examOrganization Studies 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 not exceed 15 pages per student for group projects and 20 pages for individual projects.

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.

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 titleProjekt i organisationsstudier
Module codeBALISE2021
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