Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
Communication is essential to human beings. Human life and social organization depend on it. In this Communication programme at the University of Gothenburg you will study all aspects of communication and acquire an advanced understanding of communication issues in various contexts and advanced knowledge about theories and methods useful in studies of communication in its context.

About

How do factors such as purpose, roles, medium, instrument and environment affect communication? You will study communication in classical and modern organizational theories which will increase your understanding of how different activities influence communication within an organization. You will also study the role of communication within different professional fields and the various professional demands on written and oral communication as well as the use of pictures in communication in for example business life, mass media and education. You will learn about the communicative practice of leaders and the characteristics of successful organizing and get an enhanced comprehension of the relationship between leadership and communication with a special emphasis on the politics of everyday life in organizations.

How are intercultural conflicts solved? Courses in intercultural communication will give you different perspectives of the notion of culture and cultural differences. You will acquire a deeper understanding of how and when cultural differences are relevant and when they are not. You will receive insight into important areas of interpersonal communication; bodily communication, communication dependent on basic social relations such as family and friendship as well as gender related aspects.

Different types of communication technologies will be studied, the relations between technology and communication and relations between technology, communication and social organization. You will learn about multi-modal communication, communication that uses more than one sense modality, for example the use of speech, gestures and facial expressions. We look at cultural variations in how different sense modalities are used as well as how to develop multimodal agents for communication between human and computer.

In a degree project you will get the opportunity to show your ability to formulate relevant research questions, to find and evaluate information and data in an independent and critical way, and to write a scientific thesis within a given period of time.

Within the Communication programme at the University of Gothenburg you can also learn about rhetoric and argumentation and get an opportunity to practice your public speaking skills. The programme also contains practical training.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Theory of Communication
  • Communication, activity and organization
  • Communication among professionals
  • Multi-modal Communication
  • Communicative Leadership
  • Communication Technology
  • Practical Training
  • Communications and Professional Identity

For more information please visit the programme website

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS 120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree of 180 higher education credits (hec) or corresponding. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Full programme cost 273 800 SEK

Living costs for Göteborg

  • 7552 - 13940 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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