M.Sc. Communication

University of Gothenburg

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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How do factors such as purpose, roles, medium, instrument and environment affect communication? You will study communication in classical and modern organizational theories which will increase your understanding of how different activities influence communication within an organization.You will also study the role of communication within different professional fields and the various professional demands on written and oral communication as well as the use of pictures in communication in business life, mass media, education etc. You will learn about the communicative practice of leaders and the characteristics of successful organizing and get an enhanced comprehension of the relationship between leadership and communication with a special emphasis on the politics of everyday life in organizations.

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Intercultural communication at focus

How are intercultural conflicts solved?Courses in intercultural communication will give you different perspectives of the notion of culture and cultural differences. You will acquire a deeper understanding of how and when cultural differences are relevant and when they are not. You will receive insight into important areas of interpersonal communication; bodily communication, communication dependent on basic social relations such as family and friendship as well as gender related aspects.

Communication technology as well as multi-modal communication

Different types of communication technologies will be studied, the relations between technology and communication and relations between technology, communication and social organization. You will learn about multi-modal communication, communication that uses more than one sense modality, for example the use of speech, gestures and facial expressions. We look at cultural variations in how different sense modalities are used as well as how to develop multimodal agents for communication between human and computer.

Rhetoric, practical training and degree project

In a degree project you will get the opportunity to show your ability to formulate relevant research questions, to find and evaluate information and data in an independent and critical way, and to write a scientific thesis within a given period of time.

Within the programme, you can also learn about rhetoric and argumentation and get an opportunity to practice your public speaking skills. The programme also contains practical training.

Requirements

Qualified applicants to the program should have:

* Fundamental qualifications for higher education in Sweden, with the exception from Swedish language requirements
* Bachelor degree of 180 hec. Students with foreign education should have graduated an examination corresponding to the bachelor degree
* Knowledge of English corresponding to English A

New requirements for IELTS/TOEFL scores for the autumn semester 2011: English A level or English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 no part under 5.0 or TOEFL 530 p, TWE score 4.0 is also required.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 5.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 530

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