Pursuant to consolidation Act 778 of August 7, 2019 on Universities (the University Act), the following is established.
The programme also follows the Examination Policies and Procedures for Aalborg University.
The Bachelor’s programme is organised in accordance with the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Order no. 20 of January 9, 2020 on Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes at Universities (the Ministerial Order of the Study Programmes) and Ministerial Order no. 22 of January 9, 2020 on University Examinations (the Examination Order). Further reference is made to Ministerial Order no. 153 of February 26, 2020 (the Admission Order) and Ministerial Order no. 114 of February 3, 2015 (the Grading Scale Order).
The programme is offered in Aalborg.
The Bachelor’s programme falls under The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University.
The Bachelor’s programme falls under Study Board of Language and International Studies
The Bachelor’s programme is associated with the external examiners corps on International Studies.
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's programme in Language and International Studies, English, at Aalborg University, you need to meet the following entry requirements or to document equivalent qualifications:
The Bachelor's programme entitles the graduate to the Danish designation Bachelor (BA) i sprog og internationale studier, engelsk. The English designation is: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English.
The Bachelor’s programme is a 3-year, research-based, full-time study programme. The programme is set to 180 ECTS credits.
The Study Board can approve that passed programme elements from other educational programmes at the same level replaces programme elements within this programme (credit transfer).
Furthermore, the Study Board can, upon application, approve that parts of this programme is completed at another university or a further education institution in Denmark or abroad (pre-approval of credit transfer).
The Study Board’s decisions regarding credit transfer are based on an academic assessment.
The Study Board’s possibilities to grant exemption, including exemption to further examination attempts and special examination conditions, are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
The rules for examinations are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures published at this website: https://www.studieservice.aau.dk/Studielegalitet/
In the assessment of all written work, regardless of the language it is written in, weight is also given to the student's formulation and spelling ability, in addition to the academic content. Orthographic and grammatical correctness as well as stylistic proficiency are taken as a basis for the evaluation of language performance. Language performance must always be included as an independent dimension of the total evaluation. However, no examination can be assessed as ‘Pass’ on the basis of good language performance alone; similarly, an examination normally cannot be assessed as ‘Fail’ on the basis of poor language performance alone.
The Study Board can grant exemption from this in special cases (e.g., dyslexia or a native language other than Danish).
The Bachelor’s project must include an English summary. If the project is written in English, the summary can be in Danish. The summary is included in the evaluation of the project as a whole.
It is assumed that the student can read academic texts in English and use reference works, etc., in English and other European languages.
The following competence profile will appear on the diploma:
A graduate of the Bachelor's programme has competencies acquired through an educational programme that has taken place in a research environment.
A graduate of the Bachelor's programme has fundamental knowledge of and insight into his/her subject's methods and scientific foundation. These properties qualify the graduate of the Bachelor’s programme for further education in a relevant Master’s programme as well as for employment on the basis of the educational programme
In terms of field of knowledge, understanding, and reflection, the overall objectives of the students’ acquisition of knowledge and understanding are that students, on completion of the Bachelor program, will have acquired:
The overall objectives of the acquisition of skills are that, on completion of their Bachelor studies, students will be able to:
The general objective of the Bachelor program in Language and International Studies, English is to enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies required in order to work independently within the subject areas at a level which meets international standards.
The program is divided into individual modules and organized as a problem-based study program. A module is a subject element or a group of subject elements whose purpose is to provide students with a set of academic and professional qualifications within a stipulated time frame in relation to a determined number of ECTS credits. A module is completed by one or a number of examinations according to an examination schedule stipulated and defined in relation to the curriculum and regulations.
Problem-based Learning in International Studies
Introduction to International Studies Project*
Introduction to International Studies: Disciplines, Issues, and Approaches*
20th and 21st Century World History*
Academic Communication and Grammar
Project in Language, Politics and Society*
Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods*
Contemporary Social and Political Discourses*
Key Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
English Communication and Grammar
International Relations Project*
Theories of International Relations
Contemporary International Conflicts*
Professional Genre Writing
Intercultural Studies Project*
Social and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Issues*
International and Intercultural Communication*
International Human Rights
Religion, Society, and Politics
International Organizations Project*
Organization Studies: Theories and Methods*
International and Transnational Organizations*
Advanced Writing Workshop
Elective modules. Students must choose three; one in the 5th semester, two in the 6th *
Methods in Quantitative Research
Gender and International Studies
|Social Science Methods: Research Design, Collection and Analysis of Quantitative Data||5th sem.||5 ECTS|
International Political Economy
The European Union
Corporate Social Responsibility
|Macroeconomics||6th sem.||5 ECTS|
|International Economy||6th sem.||5 ECTS|
|Modern Terms in Politics and Approaches of Analysis||6th sem.||5 ECTS|
* The elective modules listed are offered subject to sufficient numbers of applications as determined by the Board of Studiesor sufficient numbers of places in the existing class in the case that the module in question is offered by another Board of Studies.
Elective modules must always represent a total of 15 ECTS credits (5 in the 5th semester, 10 in the 6th).
Study and Evaluation forms
The program is based on a combination of academic, problem-oriented, and interdisciplinary approaches, structured as a mixture of the following study and evaluation forms combining academic skills and reflection:
• classroom teaching
• research projects (“projects”)
• discussion sessions
• individual and group assignments • feedback from teaching staff
• academic reflection
Study Stay abroad
Students are recommended to choose to include a credit-awarding study stay at a university abroad in their Bachelor program. The Study Board must approve students’ choice of courses at the foreign university in advance. Study abroad may be taken in either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th semester of the program. Study abroad may be used to help specialize students’ profiles for master’s study and professional life.
In the assessment of examinations, grades from the Danish 7-point grading scale or a pass/fail grade will be awarded.
Examinations will be either internal or external (i.e., using an internal or external censor). If no other regulations are stated, examinations will be assessed by the examiner and a second internal or external examiner (the “censor”).
If no other regulations are stated, examinations will be conducted in English. This applies to both written and oral examinations.
Projects may be prepared in groups of a maximum of six students. Bachelor projects may be prepared in groups of maximum four students.
Project examinations will normally take the following shape:
An oral project examination based on the students’ written work, whether prepared individually or in cooperation with others. Students who have prepared a project report jointly will participate in the examination as a group. The group will be jointly responsible for the project report or other written work conducted by the group. The project report constitutes the point of departure for the examination, the oral examination taking the form of a conversation around the project. An overall assessment of the project and the oral performance will form the basis of the grade. At group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured, cf. the Examination Order (Order No. 670 of 19 June 2014, section 4, subsection 2).
The prescribed examination duration is 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for deliberations and grading. However, the maximum duration for large groups is two hours, and the maximum duration of an individual examination is 30 minutes.
All students may request to receive their assessments in private. Students should inform the examiner of this request when the examination begins.
The Volume of written work
Where rules have been stipulated regarding the volume of written work, one page corresponds to 2400 characters, including spaces. The number of pages only includes the actual body text of the report; a title page, preface, table of contents, bibliography, abstract, appendices, and the first full reference to a text in Chicago Style footnotes will not be calculated. However, discursive notes will be included in the calculation of total number of pages, as will subsequent references to texts in Chicago Style. Illustrations will not be calculated.
All written exam papers must follow either MLA, APA, or Chicago Style.
The stipulated time for oral examinations will include assessment and the communication of results.
Assessment of written work
In the assessment of all written work, irrespective of the language in which this is written, the students’ spelling skills and fluency will be considered. The assessment of linguistic performance will be based on academic writing standards and stylistic proficiency. The linguistic performance will always be assessed as an integrated dimension in the overall assessment.
Rules concerning the progress of the Bachelor's programme
The student must participate in all first year examinations by the end of the first year of study in the Bachelor's programme, in order to be able to continue the programme. The first year of study must be passed by the end of the second year of study, in order that the student can continue his/her Bachelor’s programme.
In special cases, however, the Study Board may grant exemption from the above.
Annual full-time equivalent
The study elements on which the individual examinations are based are rated as proportions of an annual full-time equivalent, this being calculated as the annual work of a full-time student, including holidays. An annual full-time equivalent is 60 ECTS credits.
In order for a student to graduate from the program, each examination must be passed with a minimum grade of 02 or a ‘pass’ grade. A weighted average will be calculated for the examinations assessed according to the 7-point scale, on the basis of the ECTS weight of each individual examination. The “average” is defined as the sum of individual grades, each multiplied by the ECTS credits of the examination in question, divided by the sum of the ECTS credits of the examinations included in the average.
Examinations assessed as pass/fail will not be included in this calculation. The average grade with one decimal digit will appear on the examination certificate.
Examination regulations stipulated in the curriculum will always be subordinate to the Examination Policies and Procedures in force at Aalborg University.
In the assessment of examinations, grades from the 7-point grading scale or a pass/fail grade will be awarded.
Examinations will be either internally or externally co-examined. If no other provisions are stated, examinations will be assessed by the examiner along with a second internal or an external examiner.
Offered as: 1-professional
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation method||Assessment method|
|Introduction to Problem-based Learning in International Studies||Course||5||Passed/Not Passed||Internal examination||Active participation/continuous evaluation|
|Introduction to International Studies Project||Project||10||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Introduction to International Studies: Disciplines, Issues and Approaches||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|20th and 21st Century World History||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Academic Communication and Grammar||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Project in Language, Politics and Society||Project||10||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Discourse Studies: Theories and Methods||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Contemporary Social and Political Discourses||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Key Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|English Communication and Grammar||Course||5||7-point grading scale||External examination||Written exam|
|International Relations Project||Project||10||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Theories of International Relations||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Contemporary International Conflicts||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Political Philosophy||Course||5||7-point grading scale||External examination||Written exam|
|Professional Genre Writing||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Intercultural Studies Project||Project||10||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Social and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Issues||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|International and Intercultural Communication||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|International Human Rights||Course||5||7-point grading scale||External examination||Written exam|
|Religion, Society, and Politics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Organization Studies Project||Project||10||7-point grading scale||External examination||Oral exam based on a project|
|Organization Studies: Theories and Methods||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|International and Transnational Organizations||Course||5||7-point grading scale||External examination||Written exam|
|Policy Analysis||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
Choose one elective in the 5th and two electives in the 6th semester
|Bachelor Project||Project||15||7-point grading scale||External examination||Master's thesis/final project|
|Advanced Writing Workshop||Course||5||7-point grading scale||External examination||Written exam|
Choose one elective in the 5th and two electives in the 6th semester
The modules addressing Philosophy of Science and Methodology are the following:
Choose one elective in the 5th and two electives in the 6th semester
|Module name||Course type||ECTS||Applied grading scale||Evaluation Method||Assessment method|
|Methods in Quantitative Research||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Gender and International Studies||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Media Analysis||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|International Political Economy||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|European Union||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Macroeconomics||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|International Economy||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Social Science Methods: Research Design, Collection and Analysis of Quantitave Data||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
|Modern Terms in Politics and Approaches of Analysis||Course||5||7-point grading scale||Internal examination||Written exam|
The elective modules listed are offered subject to sufficient numbers of applications as determined by the Board of Studies or sufficient numbers of places in the existing class in the case that the module in question is offered by another Board of Studies.
The Study Board displays and maintains more detailed information on the program, including examinations, on its website and its central communication forums.
The curriculum is approved by the dean and enters into force as of 01.09.2020.
The Study Board does not offer teaching after the previous curriculum from 2018 after the summer examination/winter examination 2022.
The Study Board will offer examinations after the previous curriculum, if there are students who have used examination attempts in a module without passing. The number of examination attempts follows the rules in the Examination Order.