MSc in Media and Communication Studies

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Media and Communication Studies

Lund University

Programme overview

Media and communication are central to understanding our experience of social life. Media’s role in contemporary politics, society and culture is all-encompassing. We are witnessing a revolution in communications: print media, film, television and radio, photography, mobile and social media are a continuous presence in our everyday lives around the world. Media can be a starting point to understand events, such as political elections, catastrophes such as natural disasters, trends such as popular drama, and social and political movements. Media can also be a starting point to understand the routine, everyday nature of mobile and digital practices, or news and television, in public and private spheres, in local and transnational environments.

The focus of this international Master’s programme is to question and understand global media structures and processes in modern life. We teach students to combine empirical evidence and critical theory from the social sciences and humanities to ask critical questions of media past and present. Rather than use one theory to explain mass communication, we examine the situated, contextual and multidimensional aspects of media around the world. We draw on world class scholars who have published key works in media and communication. Our teaching is based on international expertise in democracy, participation and social media; gender, health and society; audiences and popular culture; children and digital media.

Students taking this programme will conduct critical analysis of social, cultural, and political dimensions of media. Our teaching includes international scope for theorising and researching media using real world case studies, and a range of materials that emphasises experiential learning. We offer students expertise in media and communication research, in theory and empirical research, in public service and commercial media, and in international policy and production sectors. Postgraduate students participate in a lively research department with regular international conferences, seminars and events.

Programme modules/courses

Our programme includes a range of dedicated theory and methods courses, and optional courses.

The portfolio of courses includes: Media and Participation (15 credits), Media and Morality (15 credits), Media and Communication Methodology (15 credits), Media Audiences (15 credits), Media and Political Engagement (15 credits), Media, Health and Society (15 credits), Digital Media Research (7.5 credits) and Research Methods (7.5 credits), other optional courses, study abroad (15 and 30 credits), internship (15 and 30 credits), thesis (30 cred- its). Up to 7.5 credits of the second term and 30 credits of the third term can be replaced by elective courses.

Career prospects

Students graduating from this programme will be prepared for professional opportunities in research, education, academic careers, media and cultural industries, national and international policy and production sectors, commercial and public service organisations, and NGOs. Above all, graduates will have the critical skills necessary to evaluate and understand media in a range of professional and private spheres.

Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Media-Communication

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 9, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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2 years
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