MKI3010 - Research Project for a Private or Public Company


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The students are to work on a topic connected to media, communication and information technology in a relevant firm. The report is to be written based on an assignment given by the firm. The topic is to be developed in cooperation with the firm, the student group and supervisor. The residency is more of a research oriented than a practical insight into tasks and processes. Students are not primarily to take part in every day routines in the residence firm, but rather be given the possibility of observing and participating in a few of the processes that are of importance to the work students are to carry out for the firm. Concerning matters of confidentiality, students are subject to the same regulations as the remainder of the employees. The research results are to be offered to the firm by the report the students have produced.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • have knowledge about real problems and the current situation related to Media, Information Technology and Communication in the workplace.
  • get the opportunity to combine theory with empirical learning by investigating theoretical questions in light of real, practical examples.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • carry out an independent research project for a client.
  • develop skills related to how research and investigation on Media, Communication and Information Technology can be used effectively for different organizations and companies.
  • develop cooperative skills and work in a project team.

Learning methods and activities

The practical subject aims to give students insight into genuine and current situations and problems connected to media, information technology and communication in working life, seen from a research perspective. The course aims to give students the possibility of combining theory and empirical learning by studying theoretical approaches to problems based on practical situations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Seminar, and presentation of progress report

Further on evaluation

Report and oral presentation/defense at exam seminar. The report is to be delivered in 4 copies. The oral exam may be used to adjust the grade on the report by one unit on the scale.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Media, Communication and Information Technology (MMEDIE)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MV3010 15.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media and Communication Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment with adjusting oral exam 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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