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2017/2018  KAN-CPOLO2001U  Research Seminar in International Political Economy (Theme B)

English Title
Research Seminar in International Political Economy (Theme B)

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Jakob Simonsen - Department of Organization (IOA)
Main academic disciplines
  • International political economy
Last updated on 30-10-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: 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.
Research Seminar 2 in International Political Economy:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 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
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
A new exam assignment must be answered. This applies to all students (failed, ill, or otherwise)
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.


Teaching methods
Lectures and dicussions
Feedback during the teaching period
We try to offer feedback in response to your questions and work whenever feasible although please appreciate that there are often time constraints. Please feel free to take full advantage of the ‘office hours’ offered by full-time staff members, although these can never be a substitute for participation in lectures and classes. We also encourage you to ask questions or make comments in class and form self-study groups to secure peer feedback on your work.
Student workload
Preparation time (readings, group work etc.) 103 hours
Lectures / class exercises / “homework cafés” / workshops etc. 35 hours
Exam (incl. preparation for the exam and actual exam period) 70 hours
Last updated on 30-10-2017