The Faculty of Social Sciences offers organized doctoral education. To be admitted, the applicant’s education, project description and research plan must be approved and adequate financing must be in place. Admission requires a completed five-year Masters degree or equivalent education within the relevant area. The minimum requirement is normally B for both the dissertation and for the Masters as a whole. See the Faculty pages for more information.
Nomadikon is a transdisciplinary research group and center for image studies and visual aesthetics at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. The center launched in the fall of 2008 with the project New Ecologies of the Image (2008-2012), and consists of a core team of five locally based scholars, international affiliates, and a global network of researchers in visual culture studies, film and media studies, and art history.
Journalistic reorientations is a research project that investigates how journalism changes in its encounter with the Internet. The project is run by the Journalism Research Group, whose members analyse how professional and technological challenges from online communication forms impact on the normative foundations and democratic relevance of journalism, changes in its professional practices, the political economy of journalism, and its audiences. The project is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Vox Publica is a web magazine about democracy and freedom of speech issues. Most stories are in Norwegian, but Vox Publica also publishes English language material. The magazine is published by the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen.
Fosswinckelsgate 6 - 5007 Bergen
Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap
Universitet i Bergen
Telephone: +47 55 58 91 00
Fax: + 47 55 58 91 49
Welcome to the Department of Information Science and Media Studies
The Department of Information Science and Media Studies is the result of a merger between the two former entities – The Department of Information Science and The Department of Media Studies. The two disciplines joined forces in 2004 against a technological backdrop where convergence within various media and communication forms called for increasingly interdisciplinary research. Core research efforts at the Department includes the study of information and communication technologies, their social and historical developments, their institutional contexts, their contents and their use(r)s.
This is the largest department at the Faculty of Social Sciences. It offers seven bachelor programmes in information science, media studies, journalism, cognitive science, new media, ICTs and film and television production, as well as master programmes in media and information science.
Exchange students are welcome to undertake university courses both at the undergraduate and at the postgraduate level for up to two semesters. For the 2011/2012 academic year we offer around 10 different courses for Bachelor and Master students within the information sciences and in media studies.
The special journal issue ‘Trust in the media across Europe’, has just been published in the academic journal Communication Management Quarterly (CM).
In 1913, Norway became one of first countries in the world to give women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. How was the controversial question of women’s suffrage covered in the media of the time?
New book on literary practices by Professor Emerita Barbara Gentikow and colleagues. In this book, literacy is understood as a fairly established set of social practices that people draw on in encounters with quite specific challenges and technologies.
Associate Professor Ole J. Mjøs’ new book is now out on Routledge. Music, Social Media and Global Mobility investigates the relationship between media, communications and globalisation through a unique study of electronic music practitioners’ use of global social media such as Facebook, Youtube, MySpace and Twitter.