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Project Management and Evaluation

Project Management and Evaluation
Master programme in
Global Studies * / Global and Development Studies
Type of activity


Teaching language
Study regulation

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Responsible for the activity
Malin Nystrand (malinn@ruc.dk)
Head of study
Study administration
ISE Registration & Exams (ise-exams@ruc.dk)
Exam code(s)
Overall objective

The workshop module Project Management and Evaluation trains students to manage and evaluate projects in public and private organisations. It introduces students to the techniques used in planning, managing and evaluating a process of achieving project goals within given constraints. It facilitates the application of these techniques in practical exercises.

Detailed description of content

The teaching includes a mix of lectures with interactive discussions, in-class exercise-based group work, and group-based peer review workshops. Throughout the course, students will work towards completing their final group portfolio. There is also the possibility of additional guest lectures and presentations of project management by relevant development practitioners working in NGOs, and the private and public sector.

Recommended academic knowledge: basic or broad knowledge of global and development studies, and elements of the project planning cycle.

Course material and Reading list

Course literature and examples of project management tools will be available on Moodle.

Overall plan and expected work effort

The course is worth 5 ECTS which corresponds to 135 hours, so please adjust your workload accordingly. Students are expected to attend class, prepare by reading 2-3 compulsory academic texts for each session and to develop their portfolios, as well as actively contribute to group work. Students are also expected to regularly check Moodle and stay updated with changes and information.

Estimation of hours:

Class attendance: 20 hours

Preparation and portfolio: 115 hours



Evaluation and feedback

The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/


Will be made available on Moodle

Overall learning outcomes


Form of examination
Group portfolio and oral exam

Permitted group size: 3-5 students. Examples of written products are exercise responses, talking points for presentations, written feedback, reflections, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.

The character limit of the portfolio is:
For 3 students: 26,400-30,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 36,000-42,000 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 45,600-52,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.

Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment is for:
3 students: 30 minutes.
4 students: 40 minutes.
5 students: 50 minutes.

The assessment is individual and based on the student's individual performance.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination..

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

Explain and understand relevant project management and evaluation tools and approaches

Analyse and apply project management and evaluation tools in a context-relevant way.

Ability to plan, monitor, manage and evaluate projects.

Exam code(s)
Exam code(s) : U60116
Last changed 26/04/2023

lecture list:

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Thursday 14-09-2023 12:15 - 14-09-2023 14:00 in week 37
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 21-09-2023 12:15 - 21-09-2023 14:00 in week 38
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 28-09-2023 12:15 - 28-09-2023 14:00 in week 39
Project Management and Evaluation - Workshop (GDS)

Thursday 05-10-2023 12:15 - 05-10-2023 14:00 in week 40
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 12-10-2023 12:15 - 12-10-2023 14:00 in week 41
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 26-10-2023 12:15 - 26-10-2023 14:00 in week 43
Project Management and Evaluation - Workshop (GDS)

Thursday 02-11-2023 12:15 - 02-11-2023 14:00 in week 44
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 02-11-2023 14:15 - 02-11-2023 16:00 in week 44
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 09-11-2023 12:15 - 09-11-2023 14:00 in week 45
Project Management and Evaluation (GDS)

Thursday 30-11-2023 12:15 - 30-11-2023 14:00 in week 48
Project Management and Evaluation - Workshop (GDS)

Tuesday 02-01-2024 10:00 - 02-01-2024 10:00 in week 01
Project Management and Evaluation - hand-in, exam

Monday 08-01-2024 08:15 - Friday 12-01-2024 18:00 in week 02
Project Management and Evaluation - oral exam

Friday 16-02-2024 10:00 - 16-02-2024 10:00 in week 07
Project Management and Evaluation - hand-in, reexam

Thursday 22-02-2024 08:15 - Friday 23-02-2024 18:00 in week 08
Project Management and Evaluation - oral reexam