EUR3415 - Research and Project Planning

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Vurderingsordning: Oppgave
Karakter: Bestått/Ikke bestått

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Hjelpemidler Delkarakter
Oppgave 100/100

Faglig innhold

How to conduct research on European integration, the EU and European relations after 1945? What sources are available and where? How to write a research design and thesis proposal? How to identify and use suitable methods and theories in the thesis? How to organize the work on the MA thesis? This course will provide detailed answers to these important questions. It will provide students with an overview of recent research and trends within European Studies, and enhance students' knowledge about and awareness of how research in European Studies is conducted and carried out, especially with regards to the use of sources and methodological/theoretical approaches. The course will strengthen students' ability to successfully research and write their master thesis project. It includes lectures to familiarize students with research ethics, relevant categories of sources for European Studies, as well as significant methods of presenting relevant research.


Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:

- understand what is required for writing a larger, research-based academic work
- are familiar with current research ethical guidelines and have an overview of relevant categories of sources
- have a thorough knowledge of recent research in key areas of European integration, the European Union and European relations after 1945
- have gained insights into how to conceptualize their MA thesis topic, plan and carry out the research necessary for writing up the MA thesis

Students are able to
- identify and critically analyse various types of sources
- participate actively in discussions about the contents of texts/projects that are dealt with in the course
- identify and use methods, theories, and sources in their MA thesis project
- write a research design and project description
- present their project to peers

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

Lectures and seminars.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Muntlig presentasjon

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Obligatory oral presentation and final research proposal.

It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Spesielle vilkår

Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Krever opptak til studieprogram:
Europastudier (MEUROPA)
European Studies (MEURSTUD)


Requires admission to the Master's programme in European Studies/masterprogrammet i Europastudier.


Available at the start of the semester.


Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
EUR3410 7.5 01.09.2014
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  7.5 SP
Studienivå: Høyere grads nivå


Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2020

Forelesningstimer: 1
Fordypningstimer: 1

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

  • Europastudier


Vurderingsordning: Oppgave

Termin Statuskode Vurderings-form Vekting Hjelpemidler Dato Tid Digital eksamen Rom *
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Innlevering 15.12.2020

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