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DEVG4040 – Individual Reading List

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Course content

The individual reading list i a list of self-selected curriculum of 700 pages. The curriculum must be directely linked to the master thesis. The selected litterature could for example be articles providing emprircal or theoretical perspectives for the theory chapter of the master thesis.

Learning outcome

The objective of the course is to provide the students with a thorough theoretical and empirical base related to the topic of their thesis.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Students must hold a Bachelors degree in Human Geography.

Overlapping courses


  • There is no regular teaching for this course.
  • The students academic supervisor must approve the reading list by 1 April.
  • The reading list must not contain literature which has been a part of the curriculum for courses the student is taking or has taken previously.
  • Literature used as source for exam papers submitted previously or same semester cannot be included in the reading list.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


The exam for this course is a 2-week take home exam. The exam question is handed out at 10.00 am on the day of the exam and must be submitted at 2.00 pm 14 days later.

When submitting the exam the candidate is also required to submit a statement regarding plagiarism, also called a compulsory statement

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

The exam is given in English, and must be answered in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Explanations & appeals at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography

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Special examination arrangements

Application forms for special examination arrangements on school-exams should be sent to The Faculty of Social Science. Applications for special examination arrangements on other exams should be sent to the Department which organizes the course.

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