SANT3022 - Project Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

How do you design a research project? How do you write your own project description? In this course, you will acquire knowledge about research project development, and you will be challenged to design your own project and understand the logical relationship between research questions, choice of theoretical perspectives and methods.

Learning outcome

Upon completing this course you will have extensive knowledge about project design and the overall research process. You will be able to formulate and operationalize research questions as well as critically evaluate the feasibility of a research project in relation to time, resources and budget. You can in addition critically assess the methodological choices of a project in relation to research questions and source material, while at the same time making qualified ethical assessments.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars, individual and group supervision, student presentations. Some lectures may be given in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation and participation in seminars

Further on evaluation

The grade will be based on the project description (4000 words) and an oral examination. The project description will receive a grade which may be subject to change on the basis of your performance during the oral examination.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Social Anthropology (MSANT)

Required previous knowledge

SANT3020 Theoretical perspectives and SANT3021 Ethnographic Method

Course materials

See reading list available at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Anthropology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Anthropology


Examination arrangement: Assignment

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