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Registration information

Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies as the main field of study, and English B or equivalent

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

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Master's Programme in Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis

Programme 120 credits

In the information society, knowledge in the field of media and communication has multiple uses. Skills in the analysis of media processes are now recognised as crucial within the creative industries. In academic studies, the development of the media is linked to some of the most urgent questions within the humanities and social sciences.

Programme content

During the first year, students study the theories and methods of Media Studies. Courses include Canonical Texts in Media Theory and three thematic courses involving both classical texts and more recent literature: Media and Culture Industries, Media and Everyday Life, and Media and Representation. In addition, students have the opportunity to take a range of optional courses during one of the semesters. During the second year, courses and individual tutoring focus on the completion of an autonomous, advanced research project. The planning of this project involves the course in Strategies of Media Research. Its presentation involves courses in Digital Media Technologies and Academic Writing. In its final form, the project is presented as a Master's dissertation, written in English or Swedish. The project is presented and defended during a final seminar.


Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Media and Communication Studies

After the programme

This 120-credit Master’s programme is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of the modern media, problem solving, advanced analysis and project design abilities for use within the media sector, thus preparing them for a broad range of professional careers. The programme is also designed to provide students with advanced knowledge about the topics and scholarly traditions of academic Media Studies, and with the ability to plan, carry out and present independent and advanced research tasks, thus preparing students for postgraduate studies within this academic field, both nationally and internationally.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2014

Semester overview

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
Canonical Texts in Media Theory, 7.5 credits; Media and Culture Industries, 7.5 credits, Media and Everyday Life, 7.5 credits; Media and Representation, 7.5 creditsOptional courses, 30 credits
Year 2Semester 3Semester 4
Digital Media Technologies, 15 credits; Academic English, 7.5 credits; Strategies of Media Research, 7.5 creditsMedia and Communication Studies: Project, 30 credits

Each semester covers 30 credits. Contents and order are subject to change. The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.


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