Course syllabus

Research Methodology

EXTP76, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2017-04-07

General Information

Compulsory for: MKAT1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The aim of this course is that the student will develop basic knowledge of the philosophy of science, as well as necessary skills regarding methods and tools for planning, conducting and presenting a scientific reseach study on master level.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course consists of a number of different subparts, mainly:

Examination details

Grading scale: UV
Assessment: Examination takes place through passed written assignments during the course and participation in possible compulsory seminars.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: No
Selection: The course is only available for students at the Master's program in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation.
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTP75

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Martin Berggren,
Course administrator: Karin Larsson,
Further information: The course is a distance course and is distributed on the Internet. It is flexible designed which facilitate for the student to carry out the course on full-, half-,or part-time.