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FAK3142 Advanced Course in Research Ethics 4.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAK3142 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course develops themes that were introduced in FAK3139 Introduction to Research Ethics. The focus is on problems that the students choose for their individual project tasks.

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the PhD student should be able to

   - independently describe and discuss research ethical problems in her own subject area,

   - provide a nuanced account of different possible approaches to specific research ethical problems,

   - analyze and discuss ethical arguments in relation to different approaches to research ethics.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Entry requirements for PhD studies.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course literature will be announced on the course web site no later than four weeks before the course starts.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

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

INL1 -  Assignment, 3,0 credits

TEN1 - examination, 1,5 credits

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

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FAK3142

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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John Cantwell (

Supplementary information

To apply for the course, please fill in the form available on this link:


Please note! This course replaces F1N5119 Advanced Course in Research Ethics 4.5 credits

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Philosophy