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2013/2014  KAN-2RIE  Research Seminar in International Political Economy

English Title
Research Seminar in International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Jakob Simonsen - Department of Business and Politics (DBP)
Main academic disciplines
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 04-07-2013
Learning objectives
The successful student will have demonstrated the ability to independently pose, justify, and delimit a clear research question and answering it in a coherent manner by using relevant theory, methods and data, confirming to normal academic standards at the master's level.
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content and structure
The course focuses on a specialized theme in international political economy. It introduces students to the theme and to advanced theories and methods of relevance for analyzing specialized problems within the theme. Based on this and with faculty supervision students develop independently their own research question and carry out the ensuing analysis using relevant theories, methods, and data.

The theme is decided by the Study Board and announced by the Board by the end of October. The theme can change from year to year and the Board can offer more than one theme in a year.
Teaching methods
Lectures and dicussions
Last updated on 04-07-2013