SKIP3006 - Communicating research and expert knowledge


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral defense
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment with oral defense 100/100

Course content

The course prepares students for the communication of research and expert knowledge to different target audiences, such as participants in and users of research, business and industry, authorities and the general public. Students explore and learn about different strategies, tools and genres for disseminating expert knowledge (master’s theses, scientific articles, opinion pieces, blog posts, oral presentations, workshops, etc.) In particular, the course emphasizes the master’s thesis as a genre and the work students do in defining and planning their project, in the form of a project outline. Scientific writing and argumentation are key topics. This will enable students to write a better master’s thesis, and is especially important for students who have little experience with these types of texts.

Learning outcome

Candidates who have completed this course will have acquired the following learning outcomes, defined as knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

- has advanced insight into strategies for knowledge dissemination across disciplines and practices

- has in-depth insight into how the dissemination of expert knowledge must be related to the values and norms of the target audience

- has advanced knowledge of norms and quality criteria that apply to the master`s thesis as a genre


The candidate

- is able to identify relevant target audiences for research and expert knowledge and to explore a wide range of strategies for knowledge dissemination

- is proficient in scientific writing and argumentation and is able to apply this in the outline for their master`s thesis

General competence

The candidate

- has an in-depth understanding of challenges associated with the communication of research and expert knowledge in the knowledge society

- is able to critically reflect on the significance of different types of knowledge dissemination in professional practice

Learning methods and activities

During the sessions, we emphasize active participation. Students work in groups, both digitally and in sessions. When the students are working on their project outlines, they will work in groups based on related theoretical, methodological or empirical frameworks. These groups will collaborate and give each other feedback on drafts between sessions.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% compulsory attendance
  • Group assignment
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral defense.

The final assessment of the assignment is adjusted through an oral defense in about 20 minutes. The oral examination will be cancelled if the assignment has been failed by the examiners.

Specific conditions:

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

It is not possible for students who have passed the exam in SKIP3006 to retake the exam in a semester where this course is not taught. Students who did not pass the exam, or who did not complete the exam due to illness may submit the exam in a semester where this course is not taught; however, they will not receive any supervision.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Language and Communication in the Professions (MSKIP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master`s Programme in Language and Communication in the Professions Required previous knowledge: SKIP3001 and SKIP3002, and 80% attendance at SKIP 3004 must be approved

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)
  • Applied Linguistics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: Assignment with oral defense

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment with oral defense 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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