Geomedia studies in practice
15 ECTS credits
The course contributes to an increased understanding of the interplay between media, location, and society, as well as different research methods that can be used to study such interplay. Against the background of historical and contemporary perspectives, students identify, map out, and compare epistemological and methodological paradigms used in current Geomedia research. Students also practise understanding, selecting, applying, and evaluating methods of relevance to Geomedia Studies. The coursework includes the creation and implementation of a research design that involves field study. The course offers an organised excursion in Sweden or abroad, during which students have the opportunity to do fieldwork. The excursion is optional, and alternative sites for field study can be selected in consultation with the teacher. Any travel costs incurred in connection with fieldwork are paid by the student.
Progressive specialisation: A1F (has second‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: 15 ECTS credits completed in the courses MKA100 Introduction to Geomedia Studies (7.5 ECTS credits), MKA101 Specialisation course 1: Geomedia, culture and everyday Life (7.5 ECTS credits), MKA102 Specialisation 2: Geomedia, public opinion and the public sphere (7.5 ECTS credits), and MKA103 Specialisation course 3: Geomedia, spatial planning and mobility (7.5 ECTS credits), or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning (studied during year 1)