MEVIT4100 – Nordic Media in an International Perspective

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Course content

This course gives an introduction to the historical, political and structural characteristics of the media in the Nordic region.

The course emphasizes theories on the Welfare State and looks at comparative studies of different media systems, and in relation to these ideas discusses to what degree the media in the Nordic countries have specific and distinctive characteristics.

The course also looks at what characterizes the strategies and means of the media sector in relation to the digitalization processes of our time.

Learning outcome

The students will:

  • develop an understanding of the key characteristics of Nordic Media, and how the region relates to the international media landscape in terms of media history, media policy and media industry.
  • learn analyze and critically examine the idea of a Nordic Media Model that stands out in relation to international overarching trends.
  • be able to discuss and analyze Nordic media in an international context with comparative perspectives.


Admission to Nordic Media (programme option) (being phased out) is required.


Teaching is conducted in group sessions. Some will be dedicated to a mix of lectures and seminars, while others will be dedicated to group work.
The students will be given a qualification assignment, rated approved/not approved. Qualification assignments must be approved in order to take the exam.

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Take home exam over three days. See also the department's exam information.

Qualification assignment must be approved before the exam.

Submit assignments in Inspera

You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


Periodic evaluation autumn 2012 (in Norwegian)

Periodic evaluation autumn 2016 (in Norwegian only)

Facts about this course






This course is offered for the last time autumn 2019.

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