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Master Programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning Karlstad University

Sweden

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Summary

Who can communicate what where? How are different places represented in the media, and what are the results? How do different media affect people?s sense of place and belonging, and what happens to the distinctions between the private and the public when new technologies are introduced? What are the social consequences of our increasingly mobile media consumption and lifestyles? How can different media technologies be used to communicate a place and its importance, for example in tourism and marketing? How are spaces, such as workplaces, homes and public spaces, planned to shape communication processes and media use? Which actors have power over these processes?

New information needs are created by the intensification of different types of mobility (for example tourism, migration and commuting for work), the rapid expansion of digital media systems (including mobile media, GPS systems and data flows), and the development of ?smart cities?, for example. The Master Programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning is a unique cross-disciplinary study programme that combines Human Geography and Media and Communication Studies to understand our present. The programme is particularly useful for students planning careers as, for example, tourism communication officers, place marketers, data analysts, tourist destination developers, spatial and social planners, digital strategists, or researchers.

EDUCATION

The Master Programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning offers specialised knowledge in the fields of Human Geography and Media and Communication Studies. The focus is on what we call Geomedia Studies, a growing cross-disciplinary research field that critically examines the relationships between media, communication, mobility and place. A shared knowledge base is built during the first semester, enabling all students to pursue the programme, irrespective of whether they have backgrounds in Human Geography or Media and Communication Studies (or similar fields). The programme is mainly theoretical, but there are some practical components such as project work, practical placements and fieldwork. The programme leads either to a one-year master?s degree (60 ECTS credits) or a two-year master?s degree (120 ECTS credits). Students doing a two-year master?s degree can choose to take a block of optional courses at another university in Sweden or abroad.

FORM OF INSTRUCTION

Teaching is mainly offered on campus in the form of lectures, seminars and group work. The practical components include project work, practical placements and fieldwork. Some web-based teaching (also known as blended learning) is included.

EMPLOYMENT MARKET

Graduates from the programme are qualified to continue with doctoral studies. The programme also equips you with knowledge and skills demanded by, for instance, the tourism sector, communications, opinion formation, media analysis and strategy, and spatial and social planning. Graduates can embark on professional careers as tourism communication officers, place marketers, tourist destination developers, digital analysts, PR consultants, journalists, editors, spatial and social planners, digital strategists and place developers. The programme provides good opportunities for preparing for the profession of your choice.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master Programme in Geomedia Studies: Media, Mobility and Spatial Planning.

Online/Distance with attendence (1 year)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees range from SEK 95,000 to SEK 245,000

From

26 Aug

Venue

Karlstad University

Universitetsgatan 2,

KARLSTAD,

SE-651 88, Sweden

Online/Distance with attendence (2 years)

Tuition fees

Tuition fees range from SEK 95,000 to SEK 245,000

From

26 Aug

Venue

Karlstad University

Universitetsgatan 2,

KARLSTAD,

SE-651 88, Sweden

Entry requirement for international students

Bachelor's degree with at least 90 credits in Human Geography or Media and Communication Studies, or equivalent that includes a degree project / bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits, or equivalent. Upper-secondary school English B/6, or equivalent.

They must have documented your knowledge of English through the TOEFL test (paper-based test: 575 / computer-based test: 213 / Internet-based test: 90) or IELTS (required score 6.5 - no band lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

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