Programme structure

The master's degree consists of:

  • 50 credits of compulsory courses
  • 10 credits elective course
  • 60 credits master’s thesis.

All courses in this programme option are taught in English.

Recommended structure for students with admission autumn 2019

4 semester Master's thesis
3 semester Elective master's course Master's thesis
2 semester MEVIT 4800 Methods in Media and Journalism Research or MEVIT4834 - Textual Analysis in Media Studies MEVIT4321 – Political Communication: Strategic Communication and Lobbying Master's thesis
1 semester MEVIT 4000 Master's thesis seminar MEVIT4319 – Political communication: The Nordic context MEVIT4319 – Political communication: The Nordic contextMEVIT4320 – Political Communication: Opinion Processes and Influence
  10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

Recommended* programme structure if you want to study abroad

4 semester Master's thesis
3 semester Master's thesis
2 semester Exchange semester (including obligatory course in research methods and course in political communication)
1 semester MEVIT 4000 Master thesis seminarMEVIT4000 Master's thesis seminar MEVIT4319 – Political communication: The Nordic contextMEVIT4319 – Political communication: The Nordic context MEVIT4320 – Political Communication: Opinion Processes and Influence
  10 credits 10 credits

10 credits

*This is a recommended structure only, which means that you can also choose to take a semester abroad in the third semester.

Compulsory courses (totally 50 credits)

Elective courses (10 credits)

You have the following alternatives to choose your elective course from:

1. Courses offered by the Department of Media and Communication, for example:

See list of master' s courses in English available at IMK

2. Courses at master's level offered by other departments at UiO relevant for your master's thesis. Please contact the IMK's section of studies to discuss this option.However, please note that you have to contact the departments in question directly regarding admission, and that the admission is subject to availability.

3. Courses without teaching, such as:

For Norwegian Citizens only: Alternative study structure with "JOUR4900 - Internasjonalt prosjektsemester i medievitenskap og journalistikk" and 30 ECTS Master's thesis

Er du norsk statsborger kan du også søke om å få fullføre studieretningen med emnet JOUR4900 – Internasjonalt prosjektsemester medievitenskap og journalistikk i ditt 3. semester og 30 ECTS masteroppgave i 4. semester.

I JOUR4900 er du hospitant et semester ved en norsk utenriksstasjon hvor du vil få internasjonal mediefaglig erfaring. Da studieretningen Political Communication: Nordic Perspectives har obligatoriske emner i første og andre semester, er det på ditt 3. semester at dette kan gjennomføres. Ditt studieløp vil dermed se slik ut:

4 semester  30 ECTS Master's thesis
3 semester JOUR4900 – Internasjonalt prosjektsemester medievitenskap og journalistikk
2 semester MEVIT 4800 Methods in Media and Journalism Research or MEVIT4834 - Textual Analysis in Media Studies MEVIT4321 – Political Communication: Strategic Communication and Lobbying Elective Master' s course
1 semester MEVIT 4000 Master's thesis seminar MEVIT4319 – Political communication: The Nordic context MEVIT4320 – Political Communication: Opinion Processes and Influence
  10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

Sett deg nøye inn i kriteriene ved å lese på emnesiden til JOUR4900 - Internasjonalt prosjektsemester medievitenskap og journalistikk

The master's thesis

The master’s thesis is an independent research project. All students will be assigned a thesis supervisor at the beginning of the programme. Read more about the master thesis at the Department of Media and Communication.

Diploma and degree

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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Published Apr. 26, 2018 3:42 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2020 5:05 PM