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Media in the Digital Age – Participation, Power and (In)Equality 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

This course is aimed at a critical examination of the potentials and limits for a socially sustainable society arising in the digital age. As technologies and political economies are evolving rapidly the processes of media production are redefined across various contexts. Departing from Critical Theory the course covers:

• The role of media communication, as means of ideology, exploitation and potential means of liberation and struggle
• New media and technology in relation to societal structures and power
• Participation, power and inequality; how media and communication is and can be related to sustainability in our digital age


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in media and communication studies or social studies including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. English 6/English B in the Swedish upper secondary school system or international equivalent.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: LMDR20
The course is conducted at: School of Education and CommunicationLast modified 2021-05-18 12:34:33