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Media, Communication and Cultural Analysis, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Stockholm, Sweden
This two-year Master’s programme 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.
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Overview

The programme 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. 

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

Admission 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

    10876 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10876 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The government has established two scholarship schemes due to the introduction of fees for students from outside of the EU/EEA/Switzerland.

The first scheme is aimed at students in the twelve countries with which Sweden has long-term development partnerships. These countries are: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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