Media, Justice and Human Rights, 7.5 credits

About the education

The close ties between the media, justice and human rights are established and used as a basis for further discussions on responsibility and solidarity, especially those linked to crisis situations, and how this affects media in its different forms: the media as witnesses, the media as an arena for other witnesses, media reporting on human rights and justice, media reporting as a way to uphold human rights and/or justice/injustice, and so on. The focus is on areas such as climate change, migration, war and minorities, and reflects on how we relate to the "other", for example by using perspectives from cosmopolitanism theories. The cases studied spans many geographic areas and reaches across many different forms of media and media platforms (eg analog, digital, news, video games).

Subject: Media and Communication

Media and Communication Studies is an international and vibrant interdisciplinary field of studies with influences from both Social Sciences and the Humanities. Research and studies within the field aims to understand and/or explain both historical developments and contemporary phenomena involving media.

It includes the study of traditional media organizations (television, print media, radio) as well as new forms of media such as social media platforms, digital news media, streaming services, and other digital technologies that influence our everyday lives and shape our perceptions, world views, and affect our society, culture, and politics on an aggregate level.

Examples of topics explored within the field are: media and; power, democracy, economics, social movements, identity, extremism, gender, diversity, war and conflict, representation, climate change, migration, minorities, and existential issues.

Area of interest: Media and Communications

We live in a society where communication is becoming increasingly important. Media and Communications is an area of interest where you can study Journalism, learn investigative techniques and documentary storytelling. If you are interested in following and understanding how media is evolving in a rapidly changing media landscape, Media and Communication Studies is the subject for you. If you would rather work with communication in a marketing context you may find that Marketing Communication is exactly what you are looking for.

The study courses and programmes that we offer will enhance your competitiveness in many different areas in the Media and Communications industry.

Department responsible for education

Department of Media Studies