RVI3120 - Field Report


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Report 100/100

Course content

Students who elect field work as their form of research may choose to submit a field report to accommodate the formal demands for student credits. The field report should be a basis of further work with the Master's thesis, and include the following:

  • a description of the field work (access, course, duration, challenges), as well as the relationship between the researcher and the group
  • an account of the methodological strategies
  • a description of analytical tools
  • a presentation of empiricism
  • ethical considerations

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 various forms of field work available for research in religious studies
  • knowledge of various forms of observation used for field work on religion
  • knowledge of arrangements for doing various forms of interviews during field work
  • knowledge of different forms of materials collectable from field work
  • knowledge of the ethical challenges field work in religious studies entails


The candidate has acquired skills to

  • carry out a qualified scientific field work for research in religious studies
  • construct a plan for systematic observation of a relevant field of religious practice
  • use equipment for doing various forms of interview amongst religious practitioners
  • arrange, and carry out, collection of various forms of materials from the field of religion
  • assess ethically the researcher's role during field work in religious studies

Learning methods and activities

A field report with tutoring - the tutor has to approve field work as part of the Master's programme.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field work

Further on evaluation

The report (6000 words) will be submitted after completed field work and will be assessed with a pass/fail.

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

Field observations and field notes. The student can also use relevant academic literature.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 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: Report

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Report 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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