Film and Media History

Lund University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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The Master’s programme in Film and Media History (HAFME) from Lund University provides students with an opportunity for interdisciplinary specialisation.


The name of the field, film and media history, underlines that the media studied are placed in a historical and therefore social, cultural and political context. At the same time the economic, technical, and aesthetic conditions will be studied and discussed. The aim of the programme is to prepare students for research as well as for work within different types of film and media activities: publishing houses, media archives, media companies, journalism.

The MA in Film and Media History (HAFME) from Lund University is a two-year programme including an opportunity to complete the programme after two semesters with a one-year Master’s degree. 

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme will be ready to take on professions where knowledge of film and media history is critical, such as work with film and media archives, film festivals, libraries, as well as within education, journalism, publishing and the curation of film and media. Students from this programme are also well-prepared for PhD studies and careers within research. The programme offers the possibility of taking a credit-based work placement course. Large national media archives, such as The Swedish Media Database (SMDB) and the Swedish Film Institute have shown interest in offering internships to Lund University students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction and Methodology
  • Film and Media History as an Interdisciplinary Field
  • Theory
  • Thematic Specialisation or Work Placement
  • Theoretical Specialisation
  • Elective courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.
  • There may be some other country specific requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Film and Media History
Lund University


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