This 60-credit degree is an international web-based master-level course of study focused on theoretical knowledge and practical competences in the fields of communication, media, culture, development, social change, and globalisation. The teaching is done via online teaching and seminars in Malmö. The one-year MA is taught for the duration of two years, with six weekend seminars and a 5-8-week period of field work. The primary form of study is distance learning on the internet, with an emphasis on group interaction and peers’ collaboration. According to the programme, this distance learning method embraces the web’s potential for “shrinking costs, broadening reach, and eradicating distance”.