Programme content

The programme includes a number of compulsory courses in the field of cinema studies, in addition to courses that are compulsory in all master’s programmes within the faculty. Furthermore, with regard to the degree project, optional courses can be selected according to the student’s primary interests and specialisation.  Each student will be assigned a supervisor in the first semester; together, they will decide on a specialisation or topic that will be the focus of the degree project in the final semester.

The programme provides students with advanced knowledge in the field of cinema studies, critical approaches to understanding and analysing moving images on the basis of human sciences and cultural theory, as well as a broad perspective on research concerning moving-image media in a wide sense – film, television, and digital media. The courses in the programme study these media, as well as their cultural impact and practices, from the breakthrough of cinema until today’s globalised world, where more and more time is spent in front of various types of screens, yet the movie screen still holds a unique status. In addition to traditional issues within the discipline, the courses examine the challenges of new media formats and convergence cultures.

The language of instruction is English, which provides a great opportunity to learn about current international research.

Facts about the programme

Scope: Two years of full-time study.

Prerequisites: Bachelor of Arts in cinema studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, and English B/English 6 (Swedish upper secondary school course) or equivalent.

Labour market

Within culture, research, information, and production.