Philosophy of Science and Methodology


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises teaching of philosophy of science and methodology with a main emphasis on philosophy of science and methods related to international and intercultural issues, within the humanistic and social sciences. In addition, a workshop series on problem based learning and hands-on project writing skills will be included. 

Learning objectives


  • central aspects of philosophy of science and methods related to international and intercultural processes
  • reflection on the relation of different methods to paradigms of philosophy of science.


  • assessment and choice of quantitative and qualitative methods, including methods of text and discourse analysis
  • argumentation and communication of methodological choices.


  • assessing alignment between problem identification and methodological choices
  • independently, and on the basis of critical methodological considerations, designing optimal research strategies in relation to relevant issues within culture, communication and global studies.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examPhilosophy of Science and Methodology
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
An internal examination in: Philosophy of Science and Methodology. The examination is completed by satisfactory and active participation in the module, including lectures and PBL workshop, i.e. a minimum of 80% attendance, contribution to discussion sessions of the module through oral presentation and active participation and completion of set tasks, which will be part of a portfolio.

Re-examination is a 2-day take-home assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum for the module in Philosophy of Science and Methodology. The assignment paper must not exceed 10 pages. The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleVidenskabsteori og metodologi
Module codeKACCG20202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts (MA) in Culture, Communication and Globalization
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities