Reflections on MA thesis work on Communication for Development
This essay is a review of experiences with coordinating the final thesis or Degree Project course (15 ECTS) that completes the MA in Communication or Development at Malmö University, as well as a look into the future. The essay contains reflections on the particularities of ComDev ‘trekking’. The program and the majority of the degree projects have a strong focus on communication interventions specifically in contexts of development/social change. This has given the new and interdisciplinary subject area a strong orientation leading to many innovative degree projects. However, some degree projects also struggle with how to handle an ambitious body of empirical field research material and reaching theoretical depth in the analysis.