Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies, 3 credits (721A42)

Introduktion till akademiska studier på avancerad nivå, 3 hp

Main field of study

Applied Ethics


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Elin Palm

Course coordinator

Elin Palm

Director of studies or equivalent

Elin Palm
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
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Main field of study

Applied Ethics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Applied Ethics

Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree 180 ECTS credits.

English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).
Exemption from Swedish 3/B

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:
- write a disposition of written technical/scientific reports,
- correctly indicate and use citations and references in written papers,
- review and critically analyse scholarly papers,
- account for and follow the basic rules and regulations for advanced studies at Swedish universities, especially at LiU.

Course content

The course prepares the students for advanced academic studies and the students learn the academic culture in general. The students are trained in argumentation analysis, critical thinking and seminar presentations. The course contains e.g.
- Academic writing
- Review of scientific work
- Constructive criticism
- Argumentation analysis
- University rules, organization and ethical rules
- Rules on citation and reference
- Academic culture
- Student-centered learning
- Anti-discrimination and equal opportunities
- Introduction to LiU
- Library facilities.

Teaching and working methods

The course has scheduled lectures and seminars. The seminars are held in smaller groups . During the seminars, the students should discuss and review scholarly works.


Attendance at least 80% of the lectures. Active participation in seminars.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Two-grade scale, U, G

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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