Master of Social Sciences
Study field
Social sciences
Area of study
Communication sciences
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
120 ECTS credits
2 years
Study type
Degree studies
Form of study
Contact teaching
When to apply
Regular admission
1 December 2024–22 January 2024 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
Tuition fee
EUR 13 500/academic year for non EU/EEA students. No tuition fees for EU/EEA students.

Communication plays a key role in the sustainable renewal of businesses and societies globally. AI, geopolitics and strategic narratives are at the heart of the contemporary global communications landscape and impact the new communicative solutions for challenges related to clean air, water and energy.

The scarcity of these life-giving resources creates conflicts and crises. By engaging in continuous dialogue and drawing on cutting-edge research, organisations, communities and societies can build common understanding and orient their activities towards more sustainable ways of operating.

Communication is the key to creating new social innovations, driving sustainability transitions, and enhancing social inclusion. Hence, effective and responsible communication is essential in successful change and cooperation between different actors in societies globally.

Advancements in AI and digital media are rapidly shaping the dynamics of social interaction, power and influence. The global communication environment is increasingly complex, highlighting the importance of competent communicators who understand the logics of global hybrid media landscapes.

In this programme, you will acquire skills needed for the critical analysis, assessment and detection of disinformation and strategic narratives that shape the global and local perspectives on climate change, sustainability and the green transition.



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What will you learn in the programme?

After graduation, you will have a solid understanding of the role of global communications in the sustainable renewal of businesses and society.

You will acquire knowledge and expertise to find new solutions for challenges related to the life-giving resources of clean air, water and energy – from the perspectives of global communication.

You will:

  • become an expert in planning, developing and leading global communications in the contexts of crises and grand societal challenges;
  • acquire skills to critically analyse and assess different forms of soft power, disinformation and strategic narratives that shape the global and local perspectives on climate change, sustainability and the green transition;
  • gain understanding of how AI and the adoption of new media technologies globally shape the functioning of societies, organisations and individuals.


Degree structure and studies


The two-year Master’s Programme in Global Communications and Clean Air, Water and Energy leads to the degree of Master of Social Sciences (M.Soc.Sc.), which is 120 ECTS credits.

The programme includes core, advanced specialisation and language studies as well as interdisciplinary studies on critical systems of air, water and energy in society and a Master's thesis at the end of your studies. Read more in the curriculum



Career prospects


Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Global Communications for Clean Air, Water and Energy can pursue careers as heads of global communications, communication experts in the green transition, media analysts, or communications consultants, just to name a few examples.



The master’s programme provides a versatile set of skills that can be applied to a wide range of communications and media related professions in business, administration, governance and research.

In addition, you will obtain a firm basis for continuing your studies in doctoral programmes.




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