Programme structure

Screen Cultures is an innovative master's programme which provides students with four compulsory courses, and master's thesis supervision throughout the programme.

The master's degree consists of:

  • 50 credits of compulsory courses/studies abroad
  • 10 credits elective courses/studies abroad
  • 60 credits master's thesis

All courses in the programme are taught in English.

The programme offers an innovative structure where students start working on their master's thesis already in the first semester, and receive supervision continuously throughout the two-year period.


Semester 4 Master's thesis
Semester 3

MEVIT4703 – Screen Politics

Elective course Master's thesis
Semester 2

MEVIT4701 – Screen Technologies

MEVIT4702 – Screen Aesthetics Master's thesis
Semester 1

MEVIT4700 – Screen Histories and Theories

Master's thesis
  10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

Compulsory courses and study abroad

The courses in the first and second semester (MEVIT4700 - Screen Histories and Theories, MEVIT4701 - Screen Technologies and MEVIT4702 - Screen Aesthetics) are compulsory. The third semester could alternatively be used for international student exchange, provided that students take relevant courses (for instance similar to MEVIT4703 - Screen Politics) abroad. The department will provide recommendations for the students wishing to explore this opportunity. The master supervision will continue also while the student is abroad.

Elective course

In your third semester, you must take an elective master's course. This course should normally be chosen from the portfolio of master's courses at the Department of Media and Communication. 

List of courses at IMK

Screen Cultures also offers an opportunity to take an internship course as your elective course in your third semester: 

MEVIT4704 – Screen Cultures Internship-Course

You can also apply to take a master's course at another department at the University of Oslo. This should normally be because the course has a connection with the topic of your Master's thesis. You need your supervisors recommendation to apply for this, and IMK can not guarantee admission, as this is up to the department that offers the course. 

The master's thesis

The master’s thesis is an independent research project. All students will be assigned a group supervisor at the beginning of the program and an individual supervisor at the end of your second semester. 

As a student on the Screen Cultures Master' s program, you will take the Master's thesis course: MEVIT4790 – Master’s Thesis in Screen Cultures, with presentation (60 ECTS)

Please make yourself familiar with general information about the master's 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.

Published Nov. 24, 2021 3:28 PM