Course code: MKVN02
Swedish title: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap: Medier och deltagande
Credits: 15

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2017.

Study period: autumn semester 2017
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2017-08-28 – 2017-10-29
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-23613
Eligibility: At least 150 credits (five terms), including a Bachelor´s degree essay in one discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, or another equivalent educational background.

Introductory meeting: 2017-08-28 at 12:00 – 15:00 in SOL:A121

Teachers: Tina Askanius, Annette Hill, Tobias Olsson


The course critically reflects on participation as practices that evolve within media, social and cultural environments. We bring historical, social, political and cultural perspectives together as a way of understanding participation as a process of change.

The course structure includes an historical approach where we understand the development of audiences and publics within the context of the growth of media and popular culture. Key lectures examine citizenship and participation within the broader framework of the media and democracy.

The course also considers the individual, audience and public as an agent of change, engaged in dynamic practices related to consumption, live events and social networking in popular Culture.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

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