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Media and Communication Studies: Media and Communication Methodology

MKVN04

Course code: MKVN04
Swedish title: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskaplig metodologi
ECTS credits: 15

Semester:

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below is about spring 2020.

Study period: spring 2020
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2020-01-20 – 2020-03-23
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: At least 150 credits (five terms), including a Bachelor's degree essay in one discipline in the Social Sciences and Humanities, or another equivalent educational background. English 6/English Course B
Application code: LU-63603

Introductory meeting: 2020-01-20 at 13.00 – 15.00: SOL:H140

Description

This course is a part of the MSc Media and communication studies programme.

The study of media, communication and culture has a rich tradition in various methodological positions in the social sciences and humanities. This course critically evaluates established methodological perspectives on research methods in the study of media in society and culture.

The course is structured according to a critical reading of dominant methodological and epistemological perspectives of research methods within social science. This is done from the perspective of a pragmatist and phronetic philosophy of social science, which emphasizes questions of how, why and to whom media and communication studies matter. The overall aim of this course is to problematize and evaluate the significance of media and communication research for individuals, society and culture.

Important dates – Spring semester 2020

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid 100%
In English
20 januari 2020 – 23 mars 2020

Stängd för anmälan

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 universityadmissions.se. 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 25 000
First payment: SEK 25 000
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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 universityadmissions.se. 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