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Undergraduate course

EU and International Organisations

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Level of Study


Teaching semester


Objectives and Content

The course aims to provide an overview of and insight into the workings of international and supranational organizations with the aid of political theory and organization theory. The focus will be on the EU and key international organizations such as the WTO, the IMF/ World Bank, and the UN, as well as Norway's relations with them.

Learning Outcomes


The student can:

  • offer an account of how key international and supranational institutions affecting Norwegian policies and political processes are organized and function
  • can explain different theories of creation, emergence, function and influence of international organizations


The student can:

  • explain the context and origins of these institutions,
  • discuss the development of these institutions on the international or supranational level in the light of political theory
  • consider international organizations in the light of democratic and legal criteria

General competence

The student:

  • can assess national institutions and political processes in the light of international institutional developments
  • can gather new knowledge, critically assess and convey this knowledge

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge


Access to the Course


Teaching and learning methods

12-14 lectures and 8-12 seminars / workshops.

Students can choose if they wish to follow Norwegian or English seminars / workshops.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance


Forms of Assessment

Desk exam (4 hours)

Change of assessment for from four-hour school exam to eight-hour take home exam as part of the measures to limit the risk of corona infection.

Grading Scale

Grading A-F

Assessment Semester


Course Evaluation

All courses are evaluated according to UiB's system for quality assurance of education.

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Take home exam

    8 hours
    Assignment handed out
    01.12.2021, 09:00
    Submission deadline
    01.12.2021, 17:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam