RAD3050 - Academic Writing and Design with Chosen Specialisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This subject allows the candidate to specialise in a self-chosen topic that is relevant to the counselling discipline. This entails practice in autonomous research work through activities such as outlining and delineating research interests, working with the scientific genre and presentation, as well as systematic search for relevant literature. The candidate's exploration of the research interest and a self-chosen topic can be an opportunity to support the work on the master's thesis.

Learning outcome


The candidate...

  • has developed a specialised understanding of and insight into a self-chosen subject that is relevant to the counselling discipline.


The candidate...

  • can systematically search for, choose and argue for the choice of the curriculum
  • can situate the chosen topic related to the chosen international field of research
  • can formulate a delineated research question and carry out an autonomous analysis of that research question
  • can present, examine and discuss his or her own work according to scientific principles

General competence:

The candidate...

  • can plan and carry out a systematic and autonomous process that is relevant to research- and investigative work.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based on gatherings and consists of seminars and guidance in groups.

Check Blackboard at the beginning of the semester for detailed information about the compulsory activities.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved assignments
  • Approved self-chosen theme and reading list

Further on evaluation

A written assignment of 8-10 pages (A4, line spacing 1.5, 12 pt Times New Roman) that will be an independent paper, treating a research question within the field of counselling. The self-chosen reading list and topic must be approved before the paper can be submitted.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Counselling Science (MRÅDG)

Required previous knowledge

RAD3031, RAD3033, RAD3034 and RAD3042.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester. The self-chosen part of the reading list must be sufficiently broad and thorough in scope in relation to the self-chosen topic.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Counselling
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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