VL3013 - Academic Writing and Design with a Chosen Specialisation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The candidate is given the opportunity to spesialize in a self-chosen theme that is relevant to learning in working life and society. This includes an autonomous research work through activities as designing and delimitating of research interest, scientific genre and presentation, and systematic pursuit of relevant literature. The candidate's exploration of research interest and self-chosen theme is aimed at supporting the subsequent master thesis process.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate

  • has developed specialized understanding of and insight into a self-chosen subject that is relevant to learning in working life and society.

Skills: The candidate

  • is able to systematically seek for, select, and provide arguments for the choice of reading list.
  • can situate the chosen theme in relation to the actual international field of research.
  • can formulate a delimitated research question and carry out an autonomous analysis of it.
  • can present, scrutinize and discuss his or her own and others' work, both in writing and orally, in line with scientific principles.

General competence: The candidate

  • holds the competence to plan and carry out a systematic and autonomous process in research and investigative work.

Learning methods and activities

The teaching is based on gatherings and consists of seminars and guidance. Take a look at Blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments at the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved self-chosen theme and reading list
  • Partizipation in 80% of the teaching program
  • Approved assignments

Further on evaluation

A written assignment is to be submitted. This will be 8-10 pages long (A4, line spacing 1.5, 12 pt Times New Roman), and will be an independent paper, treating a research question within the field of learning in working life and society.The self-chosen reading list and theme must be approved before the paper can be submitted.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Learning in Working Life and Society (MVL)

Required previous knowledge

VL3000, VL3014, VL3010 and VL3012 must be passed and compulsory assignments in VL3011 must be approved to be admitted to the course.

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 theme.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
VILL3013 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Adult Education and Learning
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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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