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F1F5416 Applied Research Methodology in Legal Science 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1F5416 (Spring 2014–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of the assignment to design and accomplish a small research project in the field of legal science. During the course, the participants shall use existing theories and previous research as starting points for the current topic. The choice and design of research method will be considered in some introductory seminars, and shall be justified by the participants. The investigation and the results shall be presented in a written essay or article of such quality that it is publishable in renowned scientific journals in the current field.

Intended learning outcomes

The comprehensive aim of the course is to provide advanced practical knowledge about the application of reasearch methods in the field of legal science.

Course disposition

The course is conducted as a small research project, with the formulation and delimitation of the problem, literature studies, possibly hypothesis formulation, implementation of investigation/data collection, analysis, and a written presentation of results. During the initial part of the course, a number of seminars are held, dealing with issues of choice and design of applied research methods.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Initiated post graduate studies in the disciplines of real estate planning, land law or real estate economics.

Recommended prerequisites

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The literature consists, inter alia, of a textbook on research methodology in legal science. The textbook is decided and announced at least four weeks before course start.

As part of the course requirements, the participants shall also search relevant literature (articles, reports and books).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Requirements for final grade: Approved essay/article

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Offered by

ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Planning and Land Law