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|Type of activity
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE
Registration for project-exam: Please remember to confirm your registration by signing up for exam as a group when the group formation is final. The registration is through stads selvbetjening
When signing up for study activities, please be aware of potential conflicts between study activities or exam dates.
The planning of activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programs which do not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programs, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|Number of participants
|Responsible for the activity
Jesper Schmidt Hansen (email@example.com)
|Head of study
Jesper Schmidt Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
INM Registration & Exams (email@example.com)
The overall purpose of the project is that the student specialises in a concrete competence, obtain specific skills, and/or make preparatory studies for the thesis project.
|Detailed description of content
The specialisation project allows the student to obtain a specific skill, and/or make preparatory studies for the thesis project.
The skill can, for example, be in-depth knowledge in the history of science in a specific exemplary topic, an in-depth knowledge, ability to reflect on and apply one or more specific biological laboratory techniques, in-depth knowledge about an advanced mathematical analysis methods, and/or highly specialized numerical methods.
|Course material and Reading list
The project curriculum will vary depending on the project theme and specific research question.
Relevant literature, software code, lab methods, and so forth are discussed with the supervisor.
|Overall plan and expected work effort
The project is worth 15 ECTS points (405 hours).
The following are based on estimates and will vary significantly depending on the specific project:
|Evaluation and feedback
All projects’ processes will include ongoing dialogue-based (oral) evaluation between the students and the supervisor. Both students and supervisors are expected to provide constructive feedback and viewpoints during the process. Feedback concerning the academic content and progression, process and collaboration.
Every other year when the projects are handed in, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact. The Study Board will handle all evaluations along with any comments from the head of study.
Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights from their project process to the study board during or after the project process.
At the beginning of the semester the students will form groups defined by a theme or research question of their choosing. This choice can be facilitated by the supervisors or originate from the students.
The study activity is based around PPL, where the group work independently and critically with the topic. This includes finding, reading, and understanding relevant literature, having regular productive group meetings, propose relevant scientific methods, models, or/and analysis that can lead to an answer to the research question, composing text for the final project project, and more.
The project students agree with the supervisor on a regular meeting schedule; in order for the meetings to be fruitful the students must have an agenda and be well prepared for each meeting.
|Overall learning outcomes
After the project the student will be able to
|Form of examination
Oral project exam in groups with individual assessment.
Permitted group size: 2-7 students.
The character limits of the project report are:
For 2 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
For 7 students: 24,000-307,200 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, summary, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The project report must include a summary in English, that is part of the assessment.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment is for:
2 students: 60 minutes.
3 students: 75 minutes.
4 students: 90 minutes.
5 students: 105 minutes.
6 students: 120 minutes.
7 students: 135 minutes.
Writing and spelling skills in the project report are part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases
|Examination and assessment criteria
Oral project exam in groups with individual assessment. The students begin the exam with a presentation with a duration of 8-10 min. each on a topic related to the project. After the presentation there will be a dialogue between the students, supervisor and co-assessor, specific questions may be asked to individual students.
The assessment criteria of the written part
The assessment of the oral exam is based on the student’s ability to meet the criteria mentioned above and their ability to
Furthermore, whether the performance meets all formal requirements in regard to both for the written og oral exam