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Taking exams at the Department of Sociology

Please read the General Instructions for Examinations before taking any exam at the Department of Sociology. The General conditions, Formal requirements and Types of examinations are presented here. You can find the instructions at the right side.

When do I sign up?

When you have signed up for a course you are automatically signed up for examination in the course as well. Signing up for courses takes place for the autumn semester between 15th of May and the 1st of June and for the spring semester between 15th of November and the 1st of December. 

Where do I sign up?

You register for courses by filling out the course registration form and mailing it to exchange@soc.ku.dk no later than June 1st/December 1st. Read more about the procedure in the course registration form. You can find the course registration form at the right side.

You will receive a reply to your application no longer than 6 weeks after the application deadline has passed.

When you are registered for exams an examination number will be revealed at KUnet some weeks before the exams. This number is your individual code, and is to be placed on the front page on written assignments. It is also used as a reference to the time for your oral exam.

Handing in assignments

You can find a list of hand-in dates for exams to the right on this site.

Form of exam and other requirements are also to be found here.

You must upload your written assignment at Digital Exam.

Exam number

If you register for the exams an examination number will be revealed at KUnet some weeks before the exams. This number is your individual code, and is to be placed on the front page on written assignments. It is also used as a reference to the time for your oral exam. You will get one number for each exam you have signed for. Your assignment should not include your name, only if you hand in a synopsis for oral exam, you name should be added. You should furthermore use your exam number for checking the exam result when they are announced.

Cancellation of an exam

Punctual cancellation of exams must be done before May 1st (spring semester) and December 1st (fall semester).

Deferral of examination due to illness

Students who have been prevented from sitting exams due to illness must show proof of this. It requires a doctor's statement that is signed on the actual examination day/due day. Students who by a doctor's certificate can attest that they because of illness were unable to attend an examination, for which he/she was registered, can register for a re-examination. With a doctor’s certificate, the first registered examination does not count as an examination attempt. The doctor's certificate must be submitted to the exam administration – by mail or handed in in person - within 8 days from the date of the exam. The date for handing in re-examinations for each course will also appear on the list of hand-in dates to the right on this site.

 

Re-examination

You have to participate in the ordinary scheduled exam to obtain the right to re-examination in case that you do not pass. The ordinary exam counts as an attempted exam. Re-examinations are to be held after the exams in the winter/summer period. The date for handing in re-examinations for each course will appear on the list of hand-in dates to the right on this site. You are not automatically registered for re-exam. You have to send an e-mail to the administration (tsk@samf.ku.dk) to be registered for re-exam no later than February 1st 2017 (Winter exam 2016), and July 27th 2017 (Summer exam 2017).

It is not possible to register for re-examination if registration for the ordinary exam has been cancelled. You can only register for re-examination in the courses, which you were registered for at the ordinary exam.

Exam language

As an international student you can sit your exams in Danish, English or in one of the Scandinavian languages. However, to sit an exam in a language other than Danish may require an exemption from the Study Board of the Department of Sociology. In those cases you have to apply and obtain the exemption prior to enrolment week and the exemption must be shown when signing up for exams.

Please be aware that when signing up for exams you have to choose between BA or MA level. Therefore we advise you - if you are an exchange student - to check with your home university whether they require BA or MA, because it will NOT be possible to change your registration later on.

Please note that certain subject areas require you to present a detailed reading list and a description of your special area of research in order to sit an exam. The course lecturer or the student counsellors can advise you about this.

Publication of examination results

The results of the exams for the ordinary examination will be published in the beginning of February/July. When published, the results can be found under the ‘self service' at KUnet.

Grading scheme

12: For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.
10: For a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses.
7: For a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material but also some weaknesses.
4: For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses.
02: For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance.
00: For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance.
-3: For a performance which is unacceptable in all respect.

Plagiarism and cheating 

The term plagiarism refers to the unacknowledged use of someone else's ideas; in other words, you plagiarize when you offer someone else's thoughts and ideas as your own or copy text that you have not written yourself. You should at all times present your own work for the exams and should give correct references for all quotations, ideas and arguments from other sources.

Solemn declaration

When you hand in a paper you have to make a solemn declaration along with the paper. You make the solemn declaration directly in Digital Exam. With the solemn declaration you declare that you have written your paper in accordance with the regulations concerning Academic Integrity established in "Disciplinary measures towards students at the University of Copenhagen" and elaborated in the "General Instructions for Examinations" written by the Department of Sociology.

Exam appeals

If you are dissatisfied with an exam result or the way an exam has been conducted, you are entitled to appeal. This appeal should be in writing (with reasons given) and send together with the form “Examination appeal” (find the form in the right side of this page). Above must be sent no later than two weeks after the exam result has been published to:

The Faculty of Social Sciences,
SAMF-Informationen,
Øster Farimagsgade 5,
1353 Copenhagen K.

E-mail: samf-fak@samf.ku.dk

You can find more information on KUnet and in the Danish Ministerial Order on University Examinations and Grading (the Examination Order).