The programme provides film studies and media history students with an opportunity for interdisciplinary specialisation. The name of the field, film and media history, underlines that the media are placed in a historical and therefore social, cultural and political context. The processes of change within the media landscape are also studied from an economic, technical and aesthetic perspective. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for research studies within media history as well as film studies and to work within different types of film and media activities: publishing houses, journalism, media companies, media archives, media education and communication. The MA in Film and Media History is a two-year programme including an opportunity to complete the programme after two semesters with a one-year Master’s degree.

Special features of this programme

  • Research-oriented programme for students interested in interdisciplinary and historical perspectives.
  • Teaching is closely connected to current research and lecturers are specialised in their field.
  • International guest lecturers are common.
  • Interactive seminar style where students actively participate is a common form of instruction.

Programme modules/courses

TWO-YEAR MASTER’S (120 CREDITS) compulsory courses and number of credits:

Semester 1: Introduction and Methodology (15), Film and Media History as an Interdisciplinary Field (15),

Semester 2: Theory (7.5), Thematic Specialisation or Work Placement (7.5 + 7.5), Theoretical Specialisation (7.5),

Semester 3: Elective courses (30).

Semester 4: Master’s degree project (30).

ONE-YEAR MASTER’S (60 CREDITS) compulsory courses and number of credits:

Semester 1: Introduction and Methodology (15), Film and Media History as an Interdisciplinary Field (15),

Semester 2: Theory (7.5), Thematic Specialisation or Work Placement (7.5), Master’s degree project (15).

Thematic/Elective courses: Thematic and elective courses will be taught in semester 2 and, above all, in semester 3 (in particular courses planned to be offered in collaboration with the international partners of the programme). The available courses will be presented at the start of the programme.

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme will be ready to take on professions where knowledge of film and media history is critical, such as work with film and media archives, film festivals, libraries, as well as within education, journalism, publishing and the curation of film and media. Students from this programme are also well-prepared for PhD studies and careers within research. The programme offers the possibility of taking a credit-based work placement course. Large national media archives, such as The Swedish Media Database (SMDB) and the Swedish Film Institute have shown interest in offering internships to Lund University students.

Read more about this programme on http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/film-media-history

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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