Course code: MHIK13
Swedish title: Mediehistoria: Kandidatkurs
ECTS credits: 30

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about autumn semester 2021. The course was also given earlier. Choose semester above for more information!

Teaching – autumn semester of 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our educations. Teaching and assessment autumn semester 2021 must be conducted both online and on campus. Pay attention to the information in the timetable that will be published July 2nd. The information in the schedule and/or in Canvas is continuously adjusted based on current decisions and recommendations.

Read more at Covid-19 and the academic year 2020/2021.

Study period: autumn semester 2021
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-08-30 – 2022-01-16
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-32751

Introductory meeting: 2021-08-30 at 13:15 – 15:00



The aim of the bachelor course is to broaden and deepen your study of media history, to give you an insight into current media historical research and, not least, to give you the opportunity to design a small research project of your own in the writing of a scientific paper, a bachelor thesis.

The analytical tools you have acquired on previous levels of your studies in media history are now employed and applied. You will be able to dig deeper into different perspectives, concepts and themes such as the expanded media concept, media system analysis, digital history, media and power, media participation, media materiality, and remediation. But you will also encounter new and exciting theoretical perspectives and concepts such as media ecologies, media archaeology, and entangled media histories. On the bachelor course, your own input in our common discussions is central and grades are based on seminar activity as well as written tasks. As a bachelor student, you are also invited to join our research seminars in Film and Media History and thereby take your first steps to learn more about how researchers think and present their work.

The course consists of three modules. The first one, Theory and Method in Media History, is a seminar-based course when you will read and discuss recent and relevant texts and write a short paper (7,5 ECTS). In the second module,Elective Advanced Course in Media History (7,5 ECTS), you will together with your teacher design a list of relevant course literature based on your specific interests within the field of media history and present your reading of these texts in an oral exam. The course ends with the third module, which is the Bachelor’s Thesis on a media historical topic of your interest (15 ECTS).





  1. Theory and Method in Media History, 7.5 ECTS
  2. Elective Advanced Course in Media History, 7.5 ECTS
  3. Bachelor's Thesis, 15 ECTS

Important dates – autumn semester 2021

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In English
30 augusti 2021 – 16 januari 2022

Öppnar för sen anmälan den 16 juli 2021

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 55,000
First payment: SEK 55,000
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

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EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

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Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2021

Öppnar 16 juli

Introductory meeting

Monday, 30 August
at 13:15 – 15:00, compulsory