Sustainable Communication

Make sustainability your everyday life through a Master's degree in Sustainable Communication. The programme covers areas such as climate psychology, sustainable development, transmedia storytelling and design - but above all you will learn to communicate about important topics.

Level: Master
Application period: 2020-10-16 - 2021-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2021
City: Jönköping

In a time where anthropogenic climate change threatens some of the conditions we depend on, and where inequality and armed conflicts remain global problems, the need for relevant communication on global sustainability becomes urgent.

 

You will study the relationship between media and communication and the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. The education is closely connected to the research environment of JU, which has been published extensively in areas such as environmental communication, global journalism, transmedia storytelling, and communication for development.

 

The programme is offered as 1-year (60 credits) and 2-year (120 credits). The latter is an extension of the former, which means that all students study together during the first year.

The programme includes a 5-week internship. As a student, you can arrange an internship yourself, but the University can also arrange an internship through a close collaboration with The Climate Council in Jönköping, where many companies and organisations work together for a better climate.

The need for communication experts in sustainability will increase as the UN Sustainable Development Goals continues. With a Master's degree, you will have many opportunities to work in sustainability communication, both globally and regionally. This could be as a communications specialist or with Corporate Social Responsibility. Your role is becoming important and increasingly relevant. Students at the 2-year programme have the opportunity to study further at doctoral level.

Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2021
Requirements: 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 ECTS 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.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.

 

Sustainable Communication (One year)

The programme Sustainable Communication (One Year) is conducted at School of Education and Communication
Credits: 60 credits
Application code: HJ-MU111
Degree: Degree of Master of Social Science (60 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 58500 SEK
Total tuition fee: 117000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Sustainable Communication (Two years)

The programme Sustainable Communication (Two Years) is conducted at School of Education and Communication
Credits: 120 credits
Application code: HJ-MU112
Degree: Degree of Master of Social Science (120 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 58500 SEK
Total tuition fee: 234000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Sustainability and Communication 15 credits
Media in the Digital Age 7.5 credits
Transmedia Storytelling and Design 7.5 credits
Research Methods 1 7.5 credits
Work Placement 7.5 credits
Master's Thesis 1 15 credits

 

Year 2

Media and Globalization 7.5 credits
Global Crisis Communication 7.5 credits
Communication for Development
 7.5 credits
Global Cultural Studies 
7.5 credits
Research Methods 2
 7.5 credits
Individual Literature Course 7.5 credits
Master's Thesis 2 15 credits

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