Syllabus for Essay Writing


A revised version of the syllabus is available.

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2EH373
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Economic History G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-01-24
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Social Sciences
  • Revised: 2012-10-22
  • Revised by: The Board of the Department of Economic History
  • Applies from: Autumn 2013
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Department of Economic History

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should

  • be able to individually formulate a well-defined scientific problem and to discuss this problem by writing a short essay, equivalent to 5 weeks of work
  • know and use basic scientific methodology
  • be able to use suitable research methods


The aim of the course is to train the student in basic research work, proper use of sources and scientific writing. This is a limited independent research exercise with a duration of approximately four to five weeks. The basic task is to solve a well-defined delimited research problem within a wider economic historic context. The work ends up with an essay of approx. 20 pages of typed text.


Professional guidance is continuously given and the work is closely followed by the supervisor.


Assessment of final essay.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26