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Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

(1) Enhance the student's capacity to handle problems and
(2) Practice in thesis writing

Learning outcomes

Skills and abilities of construing and analysing academic texts in
the field of media. The develop an idea for the final thesis.

Course contents

Exercises on academic writing in the field of media analysis and
media production.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Swedish M1-M3.
At least 10 cr on level 300.

Additional information

Mandatory attendance (80%).

Recommended or required reading

Jane Stokes, How to do Media and Cultural Studies
Ina Bertrand & Peter Hughes, Media Research Methods:
Audiences, Institutions, Texts
Norman Fairclough, Media Discourse

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 50 hours
  • Seminars - 15 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 125 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 125 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Presentation of preliminary
research plan and feed
back on research plans.

Assessment requirements

80 % mandatory attendance
– Deliver text related to the research plan
– Write and present a research plan, approx. 2-3 pages


  • Nåls Jan
  • von Hertzen Maria


Nåls Jan

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

The timetable of the course

Period 3

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Other assignments

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