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Media and Communication Science BA (B), Research Paper in Communication Studies, 7,5 Credits

General data

Code: MK074G
Subject/Main field: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Cycle: First cycle
Progression: (B)
Credits: 7.5
Progressive specialization: G1E - First cycle, contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
Answerable department: Media and Communication Science
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
Established: 3/22/2007
Date of change: 9/17/2018
Version valid from: 7/1/2018


The project is intended to provide students with an opportunity to develop their knowledge about media and communication issues by writing an academic research paper that ties together the knowledge acquired in the previous modules.

Course objectives

After passing the course students will be able to
- effectively identify and delineate appropriate subject matter
- effectively utilize relevant theoretical and empirical literature
- construct a coherent narrative presentation on the chosen subject


The project consists of an academic essay on a topic related to media and communication. Students write a research paper (approx. 20 pages) on a topic approved by the instructor that represents an undergraduate level term paper, including litterature references, theoretical discussion, empirical overview and analysis.

Entry requirements

At least one year of successfully completed full-time study at university level including 30 higher education credits in Media and Communication Science including 30 ECTS-credits in Media and Communication Science.

Nytt förslag:
At least one year of successfully completed full-time studies at university level including 30 credits (ECTS) in Media and Communication Science.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The course consists of individual research under the guidance of the advisor/teacher.

Examination form

The entire grade is based on the final paper.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Litteratur väljs i samråd med kursens lärare/handledare.

Literature is selected as appropriate in accordance with advisor.

Other information

The course is given in English with course literature in the same language.