Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The object of the course is for the student to become familiar with a given topic in the religious studies.
A supervisor will be assigned by the director of program (fagkoordinator), and based on the fields of interest of the respective student and his/her previous education a theme will be selected for the course.
The supervisor then assigns a reading list; the student reports regularly on the reading process. The course materials are discussed with the supervisor who also decides on the topic for the term paper.
Appropriate knowledge of the selected theme
analysing a complex theme and of drawing conclusions on one¿s own,
critically examining theories and methods, and
writing a coherent analytical text, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.
Practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and of interpreting and presenting information.
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Will be considered individually when selecting a theme
Access to the Course
Access for all exchange students on master level at the University of Bergen
Teaching and learning methods
Regular supervision meetings, normally at least three
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Approved reading list and compulsory participation in supervision meetings (at least three meetings) Compulsory units are valid only for the term the term paper is handed in, see Assessment methods.
Forms of Assessment
Term paper (5000-6000 words). Papers below or above the required word limit cannot receive a pass. A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. Examinations are held each term.
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
Reading list of around 1000-1500 pages
In line with the continuous work of improving education, the Institute organizes evaluations of curriculum and teaching with feedback from the students. The results of the evaluations will be the basis of modifications of curriculum and teaching.
Type of assessment: Term paper
- Examination system
- Digital exam