Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
The equivalent of Swedish secondary school English course B.
Communication for Development is a half time study programme. The form of study is a combination of live seminars and web-based communication. The seminars, which last two to three days, are compulsory and consist of lectures, discussions and workshops. For overseas students who cannot physically attend, it is possible to follow the seminars online. In between the seminars, the students carry out assignments individually and in groups.
Courses year one:
- Media, Globalisation and Development (15 credits)
- Communication, Culture and Media Analysis (15 credits)
Courses year two:
- New Media, ICT and Development (7,5 credits)
- Research Methodology (7,5 credits)
- Degree Project (15 credits)
In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. One major advantage of this pedagogical approach is that it brings together different experiences. A focus on group diversity allows students to deepen their knowledge of their own major as well as gain a sufficient overview of the subject based on the academic backgrounds and practical experiences of other students. This will enable them to be able to work in both interdisciplinary and transcultural ways, whatever their future profession.
Issues such as gender, ethnicity and migration saturate the whole programme, but are particularly emphasised in the courses Media, Globalisation and Development and Communication, Media and Culture Analysis. Regarding environmental perspectives, the programme emphasises local initiatives and participation at a grass-root level that aim at achieving sustainable development.
There is a clear evolution over the course of the programme, within the field of communication for development. In the first year, students receive a comprehensive overview of globalisation and a systematic inventory of the entire field. In the second year, students follow specialised courses before completing an independent project that concentrates on one of the field's sub-areas.