Course content

The course is a PhD-level introduction to the broader context and research methodologies within innovation studies. From the Autumn semester, this course is part of the NORSI research school in innovation.  

Learning outcome

After course completion, the candidates should

  • be at the front of the innovation studies, and master the philosophy and methodologies within the knowledge field
  • be able to contribute to the development of new knowledge, new theories, methods and interpretations within innovation studies 
  • be able to handle complex scieintific questions, challenge established knowledge and practice within the innovation field 


All applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program. Participation in the course is manditory to be eligble to take the course exam.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program.


Course overview will be provided for relevant terms.


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

It is recommended to request an explanation of your grade before you decide to appeal.



The deadline to request an explanation is one week after the grade is published. For oral and practical examinations, the deadline is immediately after you have received your grade.

The explanation should normally be given within two weeks after you have asked for it. The examiner decides whether the explanation is to be given in writing or verbally.

Resit an examination


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






No forthcoming course dates Autumn 2015 or Spring 2016

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)