Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies in culture, communication, and development integrated with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the context of globalisation.
Malmö University’s (Sweden) part-time online blended learning MA in Communication for Development, now in its 19th year, is accepting applications for the autumn semester. The deadline is 15 April. EU citizens do not have to pay course fees and the programme can be studied completely remotely, but scholarship opportunities for non-EU citizens are very limited.
The MA in Communication for Development (ComDev) is a web-based programme running 50% part-time over two years. During the first year, students receive a comprehensive overview of globalisation and an introduction to the field of Communication for Development. In the second year, students are introduced to the theory and practice of new media and ICT in a development context and receive a thorough introduction to research methodologies in order to prepare them for their thesis.
ComDev attracts students from all corners of the world and it is particularly popular with those working within the field of communication and development or in civil society organisations. There are close to 200 graduates from the programme and future employment includes working with professional media companies, international organisations, and going on to PhD studies.
Visit their website for lots more information about the programme and links to apply.