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Master by Research in Media and Communication Science, 120 credits

Are you highly motivated to specialize further in your field academically? Our Master by Research programme in Media and Communication Science offers an individualized programme, which targets students interested in developing skills and knowledge for a future career in academic research or in industrial or public R&D.

  • Start: Autumn 2022
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Sundsvall
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-I2671

Application deadline: 19 April 2022

About the programme

The programme is project based. As a student you will be a member of a research group, carry out research and be supervised by the researcher in charge of the research group. From day one you will start an individual project that will result in your Master’s thesis after two years. Every second year, a few students are admitted after individual consideration. If you have shown excellent results in your Bachelor studies and are motivated to specialize in your field, you might be one of the students we are looking for.

Media and Communication Science
The Master by Research programme in Media and Communication Science has a close collaboration with the research centre DEMICOM. At DEMICOM, we conduct research on democracy and communication in the digital community. The research is interdisciplinary and it includes research groups and projects that integrate and deal with media development, organizational and strategic communication, as well as political communication and journalism. The Master by Research programme consists of both traditional and self-study courses but also includes many research related activities.

Entry requirements

English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Bachelor of Arts/Science or equivalent (at least 180 credits/180 ECTS), with at least 60 credits (60 ECTS) in Media and Communication Science, Journalism, Political Science or Business Administration.

Eligibility for the research project is assessed on the basis of the applicant's bachelor’s degree project/thesis, a letter of motivation, and, where appropriate, through other documented experience relevant to the subject.


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Required documents:
- Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies. The universities where you studied must be internationally recognized higher education institutions (university or university college).
- Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree.
- Proof of English language skills equivalent to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, i.e. English 6/English course B.
- In addition, you must submit a letter stating your interest in the programme, and a ranking of your interests if more than one study project is offered to you.

You should also describe your background and its relevance to the subject in a Curriculum Vitae (CV), with your Bachelor’s thesis, individual projects, project portfolio and any experience that you wish to refer to attached.

Please note that your online application is not complete until you have submitted your supporting documentation. Upload these documents to your personal account at as soon as possible but no later than three weeks after the application deadline. For more information go to

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

Masterexamen med huvudområdet medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, translated into Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science.

After the programme

The programme prepares you for an academic career and qualifies you for application to a PhD programme.

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Questions about the programme

Questions about the programme


The page was updated 12/1/2022