Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis

Södertörn University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
11033 EUR/year
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This Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis two-year Master’s programme at Södertörn University provides comprehensive knowledge of the theory and practice of the modern media, as well as problem-solving, advanced analysis and project design abilities for use within the media sector, thus preparing you for a varied range of professional careers.


The Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis programme at Södertörn University is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge about the theory and practice of the media, and for you to acquire skills in problem-solving, advanced analysis, and project completion, so preparing you for a broad range of professional careers within the media sector. 

Learning outcomes

It is also designed to prepare you for doctoral studies within the field of media and communication, nationally and internationally. It covers the central traditions of media theory and their contemporary expression, and introduces you to current media technology and production processes, as well as teaching you to perform and present advanced research.

The third semester of the programme is devoted to optional courses. This allows you to specialize in a subject closely related to that on which you intend to write your dissertation, and even to study these courses at another university in Sweden or abroad, as long as your choices are approved by the programme coordinator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Canonical Texts in Media Theory
  • Media and Culture Industries
  • Academic English
  • Media and Everyday life
  • Media and Representation
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Methods in Critical Media and Communication Research
  • Optional courses
  • Strategies of Media Research
  • Media and Communication Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Copy of your passport
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a university level professor or academic adviser
  • A motivation letter in English
  • Certificates from student activities that provide extra points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11033 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • SEK 120,000 per academic year


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Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis
Södertörn University