Analysing Media and Communication, 15 Credits

In this course, you practice and develop your ability to identify and analyze various communication-related problems. The course introduces how media and communication research can be carried out. It deals with the relationship between theory and method, how to formulate something interesting to study, and how such a project can be implemented. We also go into certain principles of quantitative studies that deal with large data sets, and qualitative studies that deal with a more limited material in detail. The course also highlights the strengths and weaknesses of different methods, and how to write in the scientific genre. Through practical exercises and two projects, you develop your ability to perform analyzes of different types of media content. You will benefit from this advanced ability in all future analytical work, whether it is in professional life outside the university or within academia.

ECTS Credits

15 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (G1F)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: 30 Credits in Social Sciences or Humanities.

Selection: Academic points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.


The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1012