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Master's program in political communication

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2019
100% Day
1 Closed GU-67298 2 Closed GU-17298
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

Are you interested in strategic kommunication? In that case this could be the programme for you! Politics is to a large extent communicated and articulated through media. Internet and social media, in combination with more traditional mass media, have become increasingly iimportant arenas for political processes. The speed of the communication exchange and the possibilities of interactivity have created new resources as well as challenges for politicians, bureaucracy, organizations, citizens and journalists.
Working professionally in this field requires both an understanding of how political communication is organized and constructed in the context of social, discursive and mediated practices and advanced skills in strategic political communication. Furthermore the understanding of the ethical and democratic implications of communicative practice is central.The master’s program in Political Communication (PolCom) is offering training in those competencies.
Based on theoretical and applied approaches, this program prepares the student for various advanced positions within the field of international political communication. The competences include practical strategic communication, crisis communication and opinion analysis.

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Requirements and Selection

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

Selection: For the selection we require a CV + a Letter of Intent of maximum 500 words each for the two documents (if this limit is exceeded the applications will be disqualified). Save your CV and Letter of Intent into PDF documents and upload them with your other documents (please see our webpage for information about the deadline). Only applications with these documents uploaded will be considered in the selection process. The Letter of Intent should address the questions below:

  • What are your personal, and professional, aims and aspirations, and in what way do you think the programme will help you develop toward those goals?
  • What specifically in the programme structure and content attracted your interest?
  • How have your past experiences, both academic and non-academic, shaped your interest in the issues dealt with in the programme?
  • How have these experiences prepared you for the programme?

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 168 026 SEK
First payment: 42 007 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Study administrator Christina Jones +46 31 7865179 Program coordinator Nicklas Håkansson


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