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Master's Thesis in Digital Culture

  • ECTS credits60
  • Teaching semesterSpring, Autumn
  • Course codeDIKULT350
  • Number of semesters2
  • LanguageNorwegian or English.
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Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn and Spring.

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The master's program aims to provide a thorough introduction to digital culture, the theoretical and analytical methods, and work techniques.

DIKULT350 is an independent written thesis in Digital culture, which is a result of researching a relevant research question within Digital culture. The thesis covers relevant theory in conjunction with the research question. The theme of the thesis may include theoretical, methodological and a technological perspective.

The topic of the thesis will be selected by the student in cooperation with the instructor.

The aim of the thesis is to do research and develop new and relevant knowledge within:

- A theoretical tradition

- A method

- A theme

- A central issue

A central activity is participation in discussions and oral presentations in the research group.

Learning Outcomes

After taking the course the students should have:

- in-depth knowledge of a central theme within Digital culture

- knowledge and experience of academic argumentation, discussion and presentation

Students who complete the course should able to:

- demonstrate depth of knowledge within a focused area of research

- analyse and develop complex research questions

- prepare and deliver an effective academic oral presentation

- produce academic texts on an advanced level.

Required Previous Knowledge

4 passed courses on the 300-level.

Access to the Course

The course is open to all students with the right to study in the master¿s programme in Digital Culture at UiB

Teaching and learning methods

Individual instructor guided meetings according to the contract.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

The student has to give an oral presentation at least 4 times, in general 2 times each semester, for the research group while they are registered at DIKULT350.

Forms of Assessment

Final grade is based on evaluation of the thesis and an oral presentation.

The thesis should in general be between 70 and 110 pages, with a minimum of 50 pp and maximum of 70 pp for thesis based on technical topics.

Grading Scale

Grade scale A-F.

PhD students grade scale Pass/Fail.

Reading List

The required reading is selected individually by the student in consultation with the instructor.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.


Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Master's thesis and adjusting oral examination

    Withdrawal deadline
    • Exam part: Master's thesis

      Submission deadline
      23.11.2021, 13:00
    • Exam part: Adjusting oral examination