Exams

General information about exams, including information about exam registration cancellation, can be found at the KUnet page for exchange students at the Faculty of Humanities.

The deadlines for cancellation of exams and procedure for handing in your syllabus at the SAXO Institute can found on this page, further below. 



Types of exams at the SAXO Institute


Bachelor students (History)

Bachelor's students following courses at the department of history have the choice between an oral and a written exam. If you wish to register for the oral exam you should sign up for the exam called "Modul T4." If you wish to register for the written exam you should sign up for the exam called "Modul T5."

Module T4: Synopsis
Form of Examination: The exam is an oral dialogue between examiner and student. The starting point of the discussion is a synopsis handed in by the student before the exam. This synopsis can be no longer than 3 standard pages (see below).
The student starts the exam with a short presentation of the synopsis and is then asked questions by the examiner. The questions can regard the entire syllabus. The grade given is based on the oral exam only (the synopsis is not part of the assessment)
Syllabus: The syllabus has to be 1800 standard pages.
Exam Aids: The student is allowed to bring the synopsis to the exam but nothing else.

Module T5: Home Assignment, Optional Subject
Form of Examination: The exam consists of a written assignment with a maximum length of 15 standard pages.
Syllabus: The syllabus has to be standard 1,600 standard pages.
Exam Aids: All exam aids are allowed

Bachelor students (Archeology, Ethnology and Classics)
Bachelor's students following courses at the sections for Prehistoric and Classical Archeology, Ethnology and Greek and Latin sit their exams according to the standard curricula of the Danish bachelor's students. Unfortunately these curricula are not available in English so please contact the SAXO Student Counselling to hear which types of exam you can choose for your specific course(s).

Master students (All sections)
Master's students sit their exams according to the standard curricula of the Danish master's students. Unfortunately these curricula are not available in English so please contact the SAXO Student Counselling to hear which types of exam you can choose for your specific course(s).


Handing in your syllabus

Prior to all exams you have to hand in your individual syllabus. Normally the lecturer of your course will make a standard form containing the litterature relevant to the lectures. You are then expected to add the litterature relevant to your specific topic / point of interest. When expanding the syllabus please make sure to meet the requirement's of your exam. The number of pages on your syllabus is measured in standard pages (see below).
If you have any questions you can ask your lecturer.
Once you have filled in your syllabus ask your lecturer for a signature confirming that he / she can approve the syllabus and hand it in at the SAXO Reception.
PLEASE NOTE that a different procedure of confirmation applies for students at the Section for European Ethnology. Please ask contact the SAXO Student counseling.

The deadline for handing in your syllabus

Section for History: 16 November 2012 at 12 a.m.
Section for European Ethnology:  1 December 2012 at 12 a.m.
Section for Greek and Latin: 3 December 2012 at 12 a.m.
Section for Prehistoric Archeology:  Please contact the exam secretary
Section for Classical Archeology: Please contact the exam secretary


The deadline for cancelling your exam at the SAXO institute


Section for History: 8 days prior to your exam
Section for European Ethnology:  10 days prior to your exam
Section for Greek & Latin: 14 days prior to your exam
Section for Prehistoric Archaeology:  10 days prior to your exam
Section for Classical Archaeology:  14 days prior to your exam


Standard pages


When reading and writing academic text at the SAXO Institute the amount of text is measured in standard pages. A standard pages in any modern language consists of 2400 keystrokes. A standard page in Greek or Latin consists of 1300 letters or 25 verses of poetry. If your syllabus contains handwritten documents or some other special material please consult your lecturer/examinator.

When writing an assignment footnotes are included in the 2400 keystrokes per standard page while the front pages, list of literature and appendices do not count as part of the total number of pages.