RVI3111 - Student-Selected Curriculum


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course will provide further study in fields related to the master's thesis. It is an elective and consists of independent, individual study.

Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills)


The candidate has attained

  • knowledge of literary searches in various internet-based search engines relevant for religious studies
  • knowledge of the criteria for assessment of academic standard in religious studies literature
  • knowledge of the difference between journalism, popular science and academics
  • knowledge of literary sources for relevant material on religion
  • knowledge of the formulation of literary accounts in religious studies


The candidate has acquired skills to

  • assess and choose literature on relevant research questions in religious studies
  • apply the criteria for assessment of academic standard on religious studies literature
  • assess, and make us of, newspaper articles, popular science and academic science
  • find, collect and analyse literary source materials on religion
  • present an individual, academic account in religious studies, based on student selected curriculum

Learning methods and activities

The instruction consists of tutoring. The reading list must be approved by the supervisor before it is submitted to the Department.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved reading list

Further on evaluation

The student will submit one written assignment (3000-4000 words) related to the reading list. The student must ensure that the reading list for the course does not overlap with reading lists in previous courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Religious Studies (MRVI)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Religious Studies.

Course materials

The student selects a reading list of 750 pages (in consultation with the supervisor) which will provide a deeper insight into the theme of the master thesis.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Comparative Religion
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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