Södertörns högskola övergår till distansundervisning - ingen undervisning i högskolans lokaler från och med onsdag 18 mars.

Regeringen rekommenderade den 18 mars att alla högskolor och universitet går över till distansundervisning. Södertörns högskola har följt rekommendationen och ingen undervisning sker i högskolans lokaler tillsvidare. Studenter ombeds att ta del av information från respektive kurs eller program via Studiewebben. Medarbetare och studenter kommer in i högskolans lokaler med passerkort och både Infocenter och Biblioteket är öppna.

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2020-03-25

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Varför ämnet?

Learn to examine the media and its role in society

Media and Communication Studies is a broad subject that provides knowledge of communication through the media. You study the media’s role in modern society and culture from different perspectives – both contemporary and historical, traditional and social media, and individually or at a societal level.

The foundation of Media and Communication Studies is that societies arise and develop through communication, and it therefore revolves around a central issue: how has mediatised communication changed – and is changing – society? The subject has contemporary relevance and is in constant development, so discussions are always up to date. For example, you look in detail at fake news, populism, fact resistance and opinion making, and see the role played by the media.

Media and Communication Studies provides valuable skills in a range of professional roles, as it is increasingly important to know about and understand contemporary media use. You learn to understand society through communication in the media, while being prepared for work in the media or with media-related issues.

The subject offers a broad perspective, including areas such as issues of integrity, the media and power, children’s media use, various target groups and media independence. You will also discuss how the media shapes society, and also reflect on how various groups are reflected on the media.

At Södertörn University, Media and Communication Studies has a humanist application – historical perspectives and current scientific research allows you to study the role of the media from varied perspectives and to gain a broad understanding of the subject.