Course content

The seminar is for international and Danish students in Film and Media Studies and Cognition and Communication about to write their thesis. The seminar will combine practical guidelines, a sketch of subgenres of theses, basic academic formats, tacit expectations, and a hands-on approach in relation to the student’s own thesis-project.

Learning outcome

At the examination, the student is able to demonstrate:


Knowledge and understanding of:

  • a defined topic within film and media studies
  • key theories and methodology related to the subject
  • the broader film and media issues that the thesis topic relates to.


Skills to:

  • carry out an academic analysis of a clearly-defined issue using theories and methodology from film and media studies. 
  • contextualise the defined issue in relation to broader film and media-related issues.
  • critically reflect on theoretical, analytical and methodological choices.


Competencies to:

  • carry out a coherent and thorough analysis of a film and media-related issue.
  • present research results in a clear, coherent and well-structured way and using precise language.
  • summarise the content and results of the thesis concisely and precisely.

No prior reading is required.

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Type of assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 12
  • English
  • 12