A number of rules and regulations must be observed when you submit a written assignment. These are explained here in general terms - for specific information about your degree programme, please consult the academic regulations.
The maximum number of standard pages for your assignment is stated in the academic regulations. One standard page is 2,400 characters, including spaces.
The stipulated number of pages includes the overall assignment as well as quotations and notes (bibliographical references, captions, further explanations etc.)
The following are not included in the word count:
Please note: If your academic regulations specify differently, you should always follow your academic regulations.
The Bachelor’s project, Master’s thesis, advanced studies project and professional Master’s project must always include a summary in a foreign language.
Other Assignements: Whether the assignment must include a summary is stated in your academic regulations.
If you write in Danish, the summary must be in English - unless otherwise stipulated in the academic regulations for your degree programme.
If you write in English, the summary must be in English - unless otherwise stipulated in the academic regulations for your degree programme.
If you are a student at the Danish School of Education, the summary must be included in the page number count. If you are a student at the School of Culture and Society or School of Communication and Culture the summary should not be included in the page number count, but it is included in the overall assessment.
Certain assignments can be submitted in groups - consult the academic regulations for your degree programme to see if group exams are permitted for your course.
If you submit a group assignment, it must be possible to assess the contributions of all individual group members. It must therefore be clearly indicated which group member wrote which section(s) of the assignment. Detailed information about which parts of the assignment may be written together are stated in your academic regulations.
It is very important that you register the group correctly in the Digital exams system before the deadline, which is stated in the Digital exams system for the specific exam – typically one week before the examination.
In the case of synopses that form the basis of an oral exam, individualisation is not always required.
It will be stated in your academic regulations whether individualisation is required or not. If your academic regulations requires individualisation, you and your group must indicate who has written which sections of the specific paper. If your academic regulations has no requirements for individualisation, you do not need to indicate who has written which sections of the specific paper.
Re-exams for synopses without requirements for individualization
You cannot reuse text from a synopsis exam with requirements for individualization, if the other members of your group have taken and passed the ordinary exam.
Contact Study Centre Arts if you have doubts about the exam requirements that are listed in your academic regulations.
In some exams the students are anonymised
What is allowed and what is cheating at exams?get yourself acquainted with the rules for your exam and read about cheating at exams here:
The head of Department on your degree programme and/or the Board of Studies decides which exams will be screened for cheating at exams in Au'S plagiarism control system. The plagiarism control is an integrated part of the Digital Exam System and can also be used in connection with assignments submitted via Black Board. The system compares the individual assignment with materials from publishing houses, previous assignments that have been screened in the plagiarism control system (URKUND), including tasks from the same term, as well as material from the Internet. You cannot see in the Digital Exam System or on Brightspace (formerly Black Board) whether your assignment will be screened for cheating at exams.
Find information about reference managing at the AU Library pages for students
If you collaborate with a company in relation to an assignment, an exam or an internship, a confidentiality agreement may be needed.
If you work with personal data in connection with an assignment or a Master's thesis, it is your responsibility to comply with the rules in the data protection regulation. If you have any questions - for example, if your Master's thesis must be notified to the data protection agency - please contact Educational Law. (Remember to write from your AU email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).