Project Oriented Course, Module II: Element based project


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Only students who have passed examinations in the Master’s programme corresponding to a minimum of 20 ECTS can be enrolled in this module.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is based on an internship in an institution, organisation or enterprise abroad or in Denmark, in which the student has work tasks that 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 of specialisation. The project-oriented course must be of a duration of at least three months, full-time (equivalent to 37 hours per week) and must include an international or intercultural dimension.

Learning objectives


  • of a specific, relevant topic of practical relevance in regard to international and/or intercultural processes
  • of theories, concepts and methods from one or more disciplinary areas of the programme of relevance to challenges in the organisation.


  • formulating a clearly defined problem within one or a number of the disciplinary areas of the programme of relevance to the organisation
  • assessing and choosing among scientific theories and methods, and, on the background of these, substantiating choices made and setting up relevant models for analysis and problem solving
  • producing independent and focused analyses of issues within one or a number of the disciplinary areas of the programme.


  • delimiting and analysing issues of practical relevance
  • adding a practice-oriented dimension to already existing knowledge
  • translating disciplinary theoretical knowledge into practice in an international and/or intercultural perspective
  • independently pursuing personal competence development in relation to issues of practical relevance.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examProject Oriented Course, Module II: Element based project
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal, written examination in: Project-Oriented Course project.

The student produces an element-based project, within a problem area relevant to the internship host. The project report must have an international/intercultural dimension and is comprised of three separate elements. If the student has chosen to specialise 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, the student is expected to prepare three draft versions (one for each element) for discussion with their supervisor. At the end of the semester, the student 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, choose and describe a methodological framework, including description of data and/or sources, reflection on methods of analysis as well as possible ethic and practical issues.

3. The third element comprises the analysis and conclusions of the project. 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. The conclusion must include reflections on how the host institution could use the findings of the project,

Finally, the student must revise and join all three elements in a coherent project report to be submitted for assessment.
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 titleProjektorienteret forløb, modul II: Elementbaseret projekt
Module codeKACCG2302
Module typeProject
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