Communicating Climate Change

The course focuses on climate change and sustainable development through media coverage.

The course mainly focuses on climate change and sustainable development through media coverage (print media and visual media). The aim of the course is to equip students with: 1) understanding of the role of media and the impact it has in shaping current discourses on the topic of climate change and sustainable development; 2) skills for systematic and critical evaluation of current climate change discourses and; 3) the skills to select an effective communication style for intended target groups. This course includes optional Arctic Circle conference participation.



Requirements for acceptance to courses are generally the same as for acceptance to the master’s program in whole, i.e. that applicants have completed undergraduate studies, regardless of whether BA, BSc, BEd, or other equivalent study.

The master’s committee may decide to accept undergraduate students, who are a long way into their studies, to individual courses. All applications for entry to individual courses must be reviewed by the Master’s program committee and a decision can take up to two weeks.

It is important for applicants to have a good knowledge of English, as all teaching takes place in English.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity Centre of the Westfjords
Begin date07.10.2019
End date18.10.2019
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyJournalism and information (broad programmes)
Teaching placeÍsafjörður, Iceland
Tagsclimate changecommunicationjournalism
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