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Faculty Course: Semiotics as Theory and Method

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

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Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course introduces semiotics as an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on the concepts of sign, meaning, communication, culture, cognition, etc. The course discusses various theories and research areas within semiotics, e.g., cultural semiotics, cognitive semiotics, visual and social semiotics. Basing on these theories, the student writes a semiotic analysis of a certain phenomenon (alternatively a sketch of an academic thesis) and presents it in a written and oral form. The language of instruction is English.

Application and eligibility

Faculty Course: Semiotics as Theory and Method, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


17 January 2022


23 March 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6
one of the following alternatives:
1) Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS)
2) 90 ECTS, of which at least 7,5 ECTS must come from an independent project, or equivalent qualifications Entry requirements


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 15 October 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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