Course code: MKVN10
Swedish title: Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap: Medier och moral
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: 2017-10-30 – 2018-01-14
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-23623
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: 2017-10-30 at 10:00 – 12:00 in SOL:A129b

Teachers: Tobias Linné , Fredrik Miegel


What part does global media play in issues of morality?  How can the media help in expanding the circles of respect and compassion for humans and non-humans alike in diverse regions and cultures around the world?

This course offers a critical exploration of global media as a social, cultural, political and moral space. It deals with the role of the media in debates about moral and ethical issues concerning humans and non humans, and it questions how the media can be a space for challenging polarisations and injustices, regarding issues such as environmentalism, humanitarianism and animal rights.

The course specifically focuses on the connected lives of humans and non-humans in media, society and culture, emphasizing the need for a holistic understanding of the commonality of oppressions, such  speciesism, sexism racism, operating within the power dynamics of hierarchical ideologies, institutions, audiences and publics.

The course integrates the burgeoning, multi-disciplinary field of critical animal studies with critical media studies. In so doing, it  emphasizes the importance of breaking down oppositions between theory and practice, college and community, and scholarship and citizenship.


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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