1st Semester Research Project


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises courses relating to destination analysis, market communication and branding, and consumption in tourism.

Learning objectives


  • Additional theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge related to one or more topics covered in the 1st semester modules
  • Deeper knowledge and understanding of relevant research literature within one or more topics covered in the 1st semester modules


  • Formulating a clearly defined problem statement within the chosen topic area that has academic and practical relevance
  • Critically reviewing and reflecting on relevant research literature, sources of information, theories and concepts
  • Developing and applying an appropriate methodological approach to collect relevant empirical material
  • Producing a critical and clear analysis of empirical material, using relevant theories and concepts
  • Producing a clearly presented and coherent written project report


  • Designing and managing research projects
  • Collaborating with others, giving and receiving constructive feedback and drawing on partners’ knowledge and skills
  • Communicating clearly in oral and written form
  • Upholding high standards in relation to research ethics, data collection, storage and processing

Type of instruction

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



Name of exam1st Semester Research Project
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An internal, combined written and oral examination in:1st Semester Project (1. semester forskningsprojekt).

The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the external examiner on the basis of a project report prepared by the student(s).

The project report is prepared on the basis of the students’ own choice of subject area within one or a number of the central disciplinary areas of the programme.

The project report will be viewed as the joint responsibility of the group.
The project report must not exceed 20 pages per student in a group, or 25 pages if the report is prepared by one student.
Duration of examination: 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for grading and announcement of results, up to a maximum total of 110 minutes for groups and 30 minutes for individual examinations. The stipulated time intervals include grading and announcement of results.

Re-examinations will be held according to the rules in force on group examinations as stipulated in the Examination Order.
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 title1. semester forskningsprojekt
Module codeKATOU201
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities