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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MEDU13 Visual Methods 4 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Education
Person in charge
University Lecturer in Media Education

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Understand the essentials of visual methods in social and educational sciences
- Know how collect different visual (photos, drawings, video etc.) data in the research
- Understand the essentials of visual methods in the approaches that involve researcher collected data, participatory research, image based interviewing and multimodal analysis
- Know how to organise and analyse the data
- Develop practical skills by completing small-scale micro research during the course.


The course offers practical perspectives in conducting a research project by using visual methods and is integrated to the students' own project for the master's thesis. Students develop critical understandings about characteristic challenges and advantages of the various research tools and techniques, which they reflect in a selected framework of study and perspectives on validity and ethics.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 24 h 0 h
Independent work 84 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Education