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Media and Development

Media and Development

Issues of media and communication are essential in processes of development and social change worldwide. This course is one of the few university level courses in Norway to address questions of media and development.

Aims and contents

Issues of media and communication are essential in processes of development and social change worldwide. However, to date, development studies have largely overlooked the role played by the media in development. It is important to understand media and communication issues in the Global South, and to link the theoretical study of media and development to on-going media processes.

More about aims and contents.

In this course, the topic of media and development will be approached widely and with an emphasis on the Global South. Outlining the historical processes of globalisation and the rise of contemporary network society, the course discusses the notions of media, development and the relation between the two. The ubiquity of media in everyday contexts and in development processes will be addressed through a particular focus on new media. The role of popular culture in development processes and people’s lives is another focus in this course.

Target group

The course is open to students who have completed at least a one-year introductory course in Development Studies at HiOA, or equivalent courses at other institutions of higher learning in Norway or abroad.  

Lectures per week

The course is a full-time academic programme lasting four to six consecutive weeks, offered in the spring semester. The course will consist of lectures and seminars.

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Admission

Application deadline

1 September through Søknadsweb

Application deadline for international students on an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus):

1 October
See how to apply for exchange

It is still possible to apply for this course.

Admission requirements

The course is open to students who have completed at least a one-year introductory course in Development Studies at HiOA, or equivalent courses at other institutions of higher learning in Norway or abroad.

Programme information

Facts

Media and Development Spring semester 2018 10 ECTS credits. International students may expand the course to 15 ECTS credits. Five to six weeks in the spring semester. Full time. Pilestredet, Oslo English Semester fee: NOK 840,-

Students on an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus) are exempt from paying the semester fee.

More about the programme

Please visit   student.hioa.no for information about being a HiOA student, as well as more information about this programme:

Contact us

Academic coordinators

Jo Helle-Valle

Hilde Arntsen

Administrative coordinator

opptak-lui@hioa.no

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Career opportunities

The course may enable the successful candidate to continue further studies. Depending on each student’s combination of studies and extracurricular experience, the course may quality for a wide array of occupations.

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