Mass Media and Contemporary Armed Conflict 2018/2019 (15 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 36-45 - 100 % - Campus Cancelled

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-20504 Cancelled

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Final school grades (60 %) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40 %)

Entry Requirements: General entry requirements and English 6 or English B


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 22500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 22500

About the course:

The course is intended to increase student awareness and literacy concerning detecting and analysing information and propaganda during periods of conflict. As such, it aims to go beyond the façade of military and political conflict in order to understand those factors that influence how the public perceive and react to different wars. This is critical owing to the nature of modern wars, where an information and physical war simultaneously exist. Recent conflicts globally have demonstrated the very high level at which perception manipulation and communication management play in modern war. While information manipulation can be said to constitute an important part of creating a strategic narrative of the war, it also distorts our knowledge about the conflict. The course draws upon a number of cases of contemporary armed conflict, including the use of social media. As a part of the course, students are required to write an independent research report.

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Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala

Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA


Karolin Joelsson (undergraduate level), Ingalill Blad Ögren (advanced level);

Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79, +46 18 471 23 49