Journalism, 60 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 2 June 2024

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-26324 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Uppsala

    Registration: 27 July 2023 – 21 August 2023

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree with at least 90 credits in one main area of study, including a 15 credits independently written academic work in that area, or the equivalent, or an academic degree of at least 180 credits and at least two years of work experience in a field relevant for the degree.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 45,000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 90,000

About the course

In an age when "everybody" can be a journalist, deep knowledge and good communication skills are vital. If you have a Bachelor's degree you are eligible for our one-year Journalism course. In your studies, you will combine the knowledge from your major subject with journalistic skills as well as academic reflection on the constraints and possibilities of journalism.

The course stretches over two semesters (one year), and the modules are tightly connected, offering basic knowledge of, and skills in, journalism. It also offers deeper studies into the practical work of feature reporting via an independent project. The course prepares you for journalistic practice in different forms of media, as well as a variety of media organisations.

The first semester offers an introduction to journalism. You work with news, features, columns and web journalism, and an exploration into an independent style of expression. Academic analyses of journalism are taught in addition to issues of globalisation, digitalisation, democracy and gender. You also do field work as a reporter, and to make the assignments relevant and realistic this is done in cooperation with local media organisations. The second semester gives insight into the practice of, and research on, law and ethics for journalists. During a six-week-long internship at a media organisation, you gain further experience in journalistic work and the parameters of the labour market for journalists.

The final part of the course is an independent feature piece. You produce a qualified feature piece, investigative or literary, and analyse the project processes and results, using an academic approach.

More information


Department of Informatics and Media

Ekonomikum (plan 3) Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1011 018-471 1010