English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Media and Migration, 7.5 credits

(Medier och migration, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1131MV
Subject area Media and Communication Studies
Main field of study Media and Communication Studies
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Culture and Education
Disciplary domain Humanities 50%
Social sciences 50%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Culture and Education  at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • display in-depth understanding of theories within media and communication studies relating to media and migration
  • independently and critically discuss central theoretical and methodological issues in relation to media and migration
  • display an in-depth capacity for nuanced and critical thinking, self-reflection, contextualisation and the historisation of media and migration

Course content, modules and examinations

The course investigates theories in media and communication studies relating to media and migration. The course includes contextualising and historicising different theoretical perspectives in the research field. The focus is on the independent and critical appropriation of advanced theories within this research field.

1001, Media and Migration, 7.5 credits

(Medier och migration, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course is conducted as seminars.

Examination format

The course is examined through:

  • written essay
  • oral presentation
  • active seminar participation

Non-attendance of maximum 25% can be compensated for via a written assignment.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1118MV, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1774-2.1.1-2018).