The individually studied subject serves as the first element in the student’s specialization. The purpose of the course is that the student gets an opportunity to investigate a particular topic that has his/her particular interest more in-depth, either on his/her own or in smaller, self-organised groups.
In the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Appropriate and present knowledge through individual study of relevant scholarly literature and other relevant sources of data
- Demonstrate the ability to formulate and delimit a scholarly problem related to the programme’s topical focus, suitable to be addressed in the allotted timeframe
- Report the outcome of his/her analysis in a clear and concise prose
- Carry out an analysis of the research problem based on either theoretical reasoning grounded in existing literature or empirical data analysis or a combination thereof