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Theory of Science

The course deals with scientific theories as well as epistemological and methodological perspectives of relevance to international and comparative education. During the course, key scientific issues are processed based on the research field. The course also examines the comparative scientific reasoning that underpins how research questions are established and pave the way for research based on various theoretical knowledge fields such as sociology, anthropology and psychology based on international and comparative education.


  • Course structure

    Assessment is based on an individual written examination.

    Course attendance is required for a student to be examined. In order for a student to be examined, they must have attended at least 80% of all compulsory course sessions, such as lectures, group work, group work presentations, and seminars. Student absences of more than 20% of the course sessions must be compensated via additional course assignments. If a student has attended less than 60% of the course sessions they have to re-take the course.


    Rebecca Ye

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course Leader

    Rebecca Ye

    Course administrator

    Thórunn Jakobsdóttir