Course code: FIVA20
Swedish title: Skandinavisk och europeisk filmkultur
Credits: 30

Study period: autumn semester 2024
Type of studies: full time, distance course
Study period: 2024-09-02 – 2025-01-19
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-30704
Eligibility: General requirements and studies equivalent of the courses History 1b or 1a1+1a2 and Social Studies 1b or 1a1+1a2 from Swedish Upper Secondary School.


Discover the fascinating world of film and television and explore how these media have shaped and continue to shape the perception of ourselves and the world around us

The course offers varied insights into a film culture that is so significant to many of us today, from historical depictions and literary adaptations to contemporary issues and cultural contexts. We aim to give you a comprehensive understanding of the role of film and television in creating and reflecting cultural identities, including by exploring institutions that support film production within both national and transnational film cultures, the growing importance of film festivals, the changing forms of film criticism, and not least themes such as migration and ethnicity.

Course structure

The course consists of lectures with interactive seminars, group work and film screenings to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment. The course is given full-time during approximately 20 weeks time and the language of instruction is English.

The course is divided into several parts:

1. Culture and history in film and television

2. Festivals, criticism and society's relationship to film

3. Migration and ethnicity in film

4. Individual project 


Included parts

  • Culture and History in Film and Television, 7.5 credits
  • Festivals, Criticism, Society, 7.5 credits
  • Migration and Ethnicity, 7.5 credits
  • Project Course, 7.5 credits

Important dates – autumn semester 2024

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid distans Lund, heltid
In English
2 September 2024 – 19 January 2025

Sista anmälningsdag den 15 April 2024

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full course tuition fee: SEK 57,500
First payment: SEK 57,500
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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

Second Admission Round
Nationell ansökningsomgång
Höstterminen 2024


April 2024

Film Studies

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