MEVIT4895 – Conference attendance with presentation

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Course content

The subject has been built up around the presentation of a piece of research-relevant work in an academic context. By “research-relevant” is meant:

  • a national, Nordic or international conference with abstracts and written or oral presentations,
  • a seminar for media researchers with a programme, as part of the activity of an on-going research project or network of researchers.

The programme and the research management must be under the auspices of a media researcher who holds a doctoral degree. The supervisor is responsible for approving the forum of researchers among whom the presentation is to take place. The subject presupposes that the student will on the basis of an application/abstract be approved to give a presentation in the relevant context.

The subject has three components:

  • supervision prior to and subsequent to the presentation,
  • a syllabus of 500 pages linked to the theme of the presentation, composed by the student and approved by the supervisor,
  • an abstract of 300 words shall be written for the presentation.

Learning outcome

Students shall learn:

  • to prepare the presentation of their research-relevant work in the context of a seminar/conference,
  • to function in the roles of presenter and respondent,
  • to produce a paper with a view to publication in an academic context.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

This course is only available for students admitted to the Master's programme in Media Studies.

Admission to the course in studentweb is not the same as having Your Project approved.

If you're presenting your paper at a national, Nordic or international conference you can apply to the Department to cover expenses for conference fee, travel and hotel.



Formal prerequisite knowledge

The Bachelor’s Degree or Cand. Mag. Degree in Media Science or equivalent recognised education.

Recommended previous knowledge

It is required that students must have studied for a minimum of one semester at Master’s Degree level.


A high degree of independent work is presupposed in connection with the writing of the paper for the conference/seminar. Students will receive supervision in the course of their preparations for the conference/seminar, and subsequently. The subject is dependent on there being an academic conference/seminar in the semester concerned that the supervisor can approve.


The abstract that the student presented at the conference/seminar. To be assessed in terms of pass/fail.

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 pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Withdrawal from an examination

You may only take this course once.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

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