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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and Media, Culture and Society 1

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

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Media, Culture and Society 2

Course 7.5 credits

The aim of this course is for students to gain a deeper theoretical and methodological understanding of the social and cultural functions of mass communication and the mass media. The course also provides students with an opportunity to specialise in a particular area and to conduct a supervised study. The course is divided into two parts. During the first half of the course, students choose literature for writing an extended essay, which is developed in seminars and workshops. The literature covers both theory and methodology and is described and discussed in a paper. The second half of the course consists of writing an essay based on an independently conducted empirical study related to some area of research within the field of media studies. The topic is chosen in consultation with the supervisor at the beginning of the course.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2017

Course design

Teaching consists of seminars and individual supervision.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • in writing, describe and critically approach a specific area of research in media and communication studies
  • use relevant sources, cases and/or empirical material to support the his or her own arguments
  • apply an appropriate analytical model for scholarly studies of the media
  • critically and constructively assess, review and comment on scholarly studies of the media, both in writing and orally


Written assignments: initial proposal, literature review, final research paper
Oral assignments: response to others' work

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

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