Master by Research in Media and Communication Science, 120 Credits

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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.

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.


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Please note that in addition to your application you must also submit a letter stating your interest in the programme, a CV and your Bachelor’s thesis or similar individual projects that you wish to refer to. This material should be sent as PDF by e-mail to the student administration’s office,, no later than 16 April.

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 program

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