LFKK10387E Project in Practice

Responsible DepartmentStudy Administration

Earliest Possible YearMSc. 1 year to MSc. 2 year
DurationOne block
Credits15 (ECTS)
Level of CourseMSc
ExaminationFinal Examination

written examination

All aids allowed

Description of Examination: A project paper (including a summary which has to be send to studenterservice@life.ku.dk) must be turned in no later than the end of the exam week after the block/blocks in which the Project in Practice has been completed. The requirements for the paper are described at http://www.life.ku.dk/uddannelse/studerende/undervisning/Erhvervsprojekt.aspx

Weight: The evaluation of the Project in Practice is based on the project report 100 %

pass/fail, internal examiner
Requirement for Attending ExamActive participation in midway status
Organisation of TeachingThe activity can be done full-time in one block or part-time in two blocks. The course coordinator from the most relevant department provides supervision. The student has to deliver a progress report halfway through the Project in Practice period.
Block PlacementBlock 1, eller

Block 2, eller

Block 3, eller

Block 4
Language of InstructionEnglish
Course Content
This is an individual project-oriented study activity, where the contents are defined by the character of the activities which the students complete during the stay with the Project in Practice host and which are described in the Project in Practice contract. The present description presents the framework for the activity in a general manner; a more detailed presentation may be found under

The Project in Practice has to be pre-authorized before completion - the procedure is described on the above mentioned website.

Every department has a formal programme manager who acts as supervisor and who is responsible for 1) guiding you in connection with the application for pre-authorization and the drawing up of a collaboration agreement with the project host; 2) giving you feedback and guidance throughout the project stay; 3) organizing the midway status; and 4) assessing the project report at the end of the project period.

Teaching and learning Methods
In the middle of the stay, a midway status is completed. The specific form will be discussed with the program- me manager/supervisor. Guidance is possible in the form of personal meetings with and/or a written exchange between supervisor and student.
Learning Outcome
All graduates from LIFE will come to act in a professional setting, in a company, institution or
organization. The companies' and organizations' demands and expectations towards LIFE graduates may be expressed as a unity of skills and comptences which may be difficult for students to acquire by only following courses and other more traditional student activities. A Project in Practice can help students in the process of
developing a more professionalized qualification profile.

The overall goal for the stay is to give you:

. Experience with applying theories and methods from your field of study in a concrete way in a company/organization
. A broader insight into and understanding of the work and social contexts which your field of study is a part of
. Understanding of a work place and organization culture
. Experience with cross-disciplinary collaboration and communication.

The purpose of the final report is for you to show that you can reflect on the usage of your field of study in a work-based context along with reflecting over what you have learned.

After having completed the activity, it is expected that students are able to:

- account for the specific knowledge in your field of study which was relevant for you to complete the stay; be it knowledge which you have gained from your previous studies as well as knowledge you have gained during the stay.
- describe and understand the structure and culture of companies/organizations in a manner that allows you to explain your own role and specific function in the organization all together.

- use subject-specific knowledge and relevant methods in a concrete professional relation
- collaborate and communicate efficiently with people who are familiar with your area of study as well as with people from other disciplines.

- demonstrate understanding of how new knowledge and new skills contribute to your personal and professional development
- reflect over what you have learned in connection with the usage of the subject-specific knowledge you brought with you at the beginning of the Project in Practice
- reflect over your role and function in the organization and, at a concrete level, reflect over what you have learned through your stay.
Course Coordinator
Camilla Volden Van, van@life.ku.dk, Study and Students Affairs/Study Boards and Programmes, Phone: 353-32093
Study Board
Study Committee NSN
Work Load
project work200