MV2014 - Bachelor's Thesis in Media Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Students will gain further insights into the reading and writing texts, the processing of information, the collection of empirical data, and the assessment of research and research methods within the subject area relevant to their topic. Through independent work on their Bachelor's thesis students will develop an increased familiarity with their discipline, producing a proficient presentation of their chosen topic.

Learning outcome

Upon successful completion of this course students will have:
- in-depth knowledge of a topic of their own choosing
- knowledge of scholarly work processes

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- devise appropriate research questions starting from theories and research methods developed through the course of their degree studies
- present and justify their own findings, analyses and conclusions
- produce a long scholarly text demonstrating proficiency in a selection of media studies theories and methodologies

Learning methods and activities

The teaching will consist of lectures and seminars. The student will receive supervision and feedback on written drafts.

The student will develop a problem, as well as evaluate sources and literature for a self-chosen reading list, in seminars and supervision. The problem will be processed and the thesis will be written both under supervised seminars and with individual supervision.

About the activities in the course:
-The student will chose the theme and develop the problem for the thesis early in the semester. Deadline for submission will be announced in the beginning of the semester.
- Individual reading list and problem, developed in collaboration with supervisor. The reading list must consist of literature relevant for the work
- The student will give an oral presentation of the project in a collective seminar

Students are required to check the result of their assignments and to stay updated on any information provided by the department or course director via Blackboard.

This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Compulsory assignments

  • Submission of project description at specified deadline
  • Oral presentation of project in seminars

Further on evaluation

The final assessment is based on a written assignment of 6000-7000 words, based on common scientific requirements. Together with the actual Bachelor's thesis, a project log (see learning forms and activities) is also to be submitted. This can be included in the assessment as adjusting documentation on the work process and individual reflection on the project's development.

In case of retaking the exam, the student needs to formulate a significantly reworked research question. One can only retake the course in a semester when the course is taught (spring).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Media Studies (BMV)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Bachelor's programme in Media Studies.
Specialization (a minimum of 75credits) in Media Studies .

Course materials

ca. 300 pages form a common nucleus of course literature related to the lectures. The student will also put together a set of individually chosen texts, relevant to the thesis's topic, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KM2000 15.0 01.09.2014
KM2017 15.0 01.09.2016
MV2015 15.0 01.09.2017
MV2000 15.0 01.09.2020
MV2100 15.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies



Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Approved report
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
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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