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MV2014 - Bachelor's Thesis in Media Studies

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

MV2014 is a final course where students will develop and explore a topic of their choosing via a longer written work. 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. Develop students’ writing skills and provides them with the opportunity to independently develop and pursue a theoretical, empirical, or practical research question in media studies.  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

Knowledge

Upon successful completion of this course students will have:

  • general knowledge of a range of research topics in media studies.
  • basic knowledge of scholarly work processes in a media studies context.
  • in-depth knowledge of a media studies topic of their own choosing.

Skills

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • in consultation with their supervisor, formulate a research question of their own choosing based on theories and methods they have learned about in the course of their studies.
  • produce a long scholarly text that demonstrates a good command of various theories and methods from media studies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and seminars. The student will develop a research question, as well as evaluate sources and literature for a self-chosen reading list. The research question will be pursued and the thesis will be written both in supervised seminars and under individual supervision. About the activities in the course: -In consultation with their supervisor, the student will choose the topic and develop the research question for the thesis early in the semester. Deadline for submission will be announced in the beginning of the semester. - Individual reading list and research question, developed in collaboration with their supervisor. The reading list must consist of literature relevant for the work - The student will give an oral presentation of the project in the seminar Students are required to check the result of their assignments and to stay updated on any information provided by the department or course leader via Blackboard. This course may be taught in Norwegian or English, pending staff availability.

Compulsory assignments

  • Submission of project description before the specified deadline
  • Oral presentation of the project in the seminar

Further on evaluation

The final assessment is based on a written assignment of 6000-7000 words, designed according to standard academic requirements, and an oral exam (30 minutes). In the oral examination the student will have the opportunity to defend their written assignment and give their own assessment of their work. In case of retaking the exam, the student needs to formulate a significantly reworked research question. The exam may only be retaken in a semester when the course is taught.

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

Specific conditions

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 75 ECTS) in Media Studies.

Course materials

The reading list for the course consists of approx. 1200 pages. About half of these are set by teacher, while at least 500 pages of literature relevant to the chosen topic are selected by the student in consultation with the supervisor.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KM2000 15.0 AUTUMN 2014
KM2017 15.0 AUTUMN 2016
MV2015 15.0 AUTUMN 2017
MV2000 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
MV2100 15.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Media Studies
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Art and Media Studies

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn UTS Approved report
Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Release
2022-05-02

Submission
2022-05-16


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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.
Examination

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