2166.18 - Master Learning Project

Course number
Master Learning Project
Bachelor in History, Social Studies and Planning, Politics and Administration or equivalent qualifications within the social sciences.
The purpose of the Master learning project is to allow students to study an issue of relevance to the Faroese society (past and/or present) employing a problem-oriented working methods.
Knowledge about:  Practical and relevant issues within key areas of society  Analysing societal issues with the use of academic methods.  Focused theoretical perspectives in order to get a better understanding of phenomena of importance to Faroese society (past and/or present).  The organization and craft of doing problem oriented analysis in collaboration with other students, researchers, and possibly other stakeholders.
Learning and teaching approaches
The Master-learning project is based on problem-oriented project work carried out in groups. In certain circumstances, individual project work can be permitted. At the beginning of the semester, discussions will be organised on several project topics and the students select one to work on. On the basis of this, groups will be formed. Once groups have been formed, the project work process will be facilitated through presentations, seminar discussions and peer feedback sessions as well as supervision from affiliated scholars throughout the semester. As part of the project work process, the students/groups will give two presentations about the project, which include accompanied project reports of approx. 6 pages each.
Learning outcomes
The student should be able to:  Identify and formulate topical problems from a scientific/academic perspective.  Construct the analysis of a relevant problematic through the use of relevant theoretical construction and concepts.  To identify and discuss practical implications revealed by the analysis.  Discuss scientific issues with scholars and involved stakeholders.  Report scientific issues in a trustworthy and sufficient text.
Assessment method
As a prerequisite for the final examination, the students must pass two oral presentations, which include an accompanied project report of approx. 2,700 words each. The final examination is a project paper with oral defence. Length of the group paper is 7-8,000 words (6-8,000 words for individual papers).
Marking scale
Available on Moodle
Erika Anne Hayfield