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[liberationtech] New MA Programme in Digital Media & Society at Uppsala University
christian.fuchs at uti.at
Thu Oct 27 15:34:13 PDT 2011
We have a new MA programme in Digital Media & Society at Uppsala
University. Please help us to spread information about it by informing
your students about the existence of this programme or forwarding them
Thank you for your help.
With kind regards,
New MA Programme in Digital Media & Society at Uppsala University
Uppsala University has introduced a new master programme in Digital
Media & Society as part of the Social Science Master. It is a
2-year-programme that will start at the end of August 2012 with its
first year of students. The programme's teaching language is English.
The application period for students starts now and lasts until January
The goal of this programme is that students acquire skills to critically
study the role of digital media in society. Students study the economic,
political, cultural, social and practical impacts of digital media. This
programme focuses on teaching theoretical, empirical, ethical, critical
and practical skills for studying digital media in the information society.
European Union students do not pay fees for studying in Sweden.
Uppsala University is among the 100 best universities in the world
(Times Higher Education University Ranking 2011: #87). Every year 45,000
undergraduate and graduate students enroll for classes. Uppsala
University offers some 30 international master programmes and 300
single-subject courses taught in English. It is the oldest university in
the Nordic countries - founded in 1477.
The programme consists of one semester of advanced core courses (30
credits) that focus on theoretical knowledge, empirical skills and
ethical reasoning required for understanding and analyzing digital media
& society. 30 credits (= 4 courses, one semester study time) is made up
of basic social science skills courses that are taught together with the
other specialties in the Social Science Master. Another 30 credits are
elective courses that the students choose from various courses taught at
Uppsala University. Also an internship at a company or a research
internship at a university department are options for the elective
courses. The master’s thesis (30 credits) is the final stage in the
The four core courses are:
* Introduction to Information Society Studies (semester 1)
* Internet, Social Media and Society (semester 1)
* Cyberculture and Politics (semester 2)
* Organizations and Communication in Global Society (semester 2)
The four skills courses are:
* Quantitative Methods
* Qualitative Methods
* Science Theory and Methodology
* Social Science Methods and Research Design
Further information for students:
Flyer (PDF) http://fuchs.uti.at/wp-content/uploads/DM&S_flyer.pdf
All applicants need to verify English language profiency. This is
normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or
Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 ECTS
credits (i.e. three years of full-time studies), including at least 90
ECTS credits of studies in social sciences or a comparable field that
qualifies for studies on the specilisation in Digital Media & Society.
Selection and Application Letter
Selection will be based on previous academic studies and degrees with
emphasis on grades in relevant fields and degree project (if any), a
summary in English (1–2 pages) of a previous degree project (if any),
and a statement of intent (3–5 pages).
Students should accompany their application with a statement of intent,
in which they engage with each of the following questions:
* Please describe the undergraduate (bachelor) studies that you completed.
* What were your favourite topics, main interests, favourite courses in
your undergraduate (bachelor) studies and why?
* Why are you interested in studying in the master’s programme focusing
on Digital Media & Society?
* What do you expect to learn studying Digital Media & Society?
* What qualifies you for studying in the field of Digital Media & Society?
* What are your future plans and goals after you have finished your
studies and how can a social science master’s degree focusing on Digital
Media & Society support you in achieving your goals?
* Why do you want to study in Sweden and at Uppsala University’s
Department of Informatics and Media?
Department of Informatics and Media
Director of Studies Göran Svensson
goran.svensson at im.uu.se
Prof. Christian Fuchs
Chair in Media and Communication Studies
Department of Informatics and Media
751 20 Uppsala
christian.fuchs at im.uu.se
Tel +46 (0) 18 471 1019
NetPolitics Blog: http://fuchs.uti.at/blog
Editor of tripleC: http://www.triple-c.se
Book "Foundations of Critical Media and Information Studies" (Routledge
Book "Internet and Society" (Paperback, Routledge 2010)
Co-Editor of "Internet and Surveillance" (Routledge 2011)
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