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FAK3145 Research Communication 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAK3145 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

We discuss the majority of research communication modes, their reasons and their consequences, internally and externally. They include conference participation, paper proposals, reviews, conference presentations, popular communication and interaction,

popular presentations and texts. We continuously discuss issues of style and genre, and how to adapt and adjust to different audiences and genres.

Peer feedback is an important part of the course as we focus on the process and tools behind academic writing.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing this course the students should be able to reflect upon and critically assess research communication. Furthermore the will be able to

- write an abstract for an international conference

- present their research at a conference

- plan and partly write an article for a scientific journal

- review an academic book for a scientific journal or similar

- present their own research for a non-academic audience through a popular science article , or similar.


Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible applicants are students who meet the requirements for admission to graduate/PhD studies in history or other humanities and social sciences. We recommend that students have taken "Introduction to PhD training" or otherwise acquired the equivalent knowledge.

Recommended prerequisites

Students should have completed a few years of training in order to have research of

their own to work with.


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Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • UPP1 - Written report, 7,5 hp, betygsskala: 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.

Active participation (80 %) in seminars and written examination in the form of an independent paper proposal for a conference, review, conference presentation, popular presentation or text.

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 FAK3145

Offered by

ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaces 1N5504

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/History of Science, Technology and Environment