Media and Communication Studies: Digital Media, Participation and Agency, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • The course is cancelled.

    Spring 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 24 March 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-76333

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university, including at least 90 credits in the social sciences or a comparable field and an independent project of at least 15 credits. All applicants need to verify English language proficiency equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.


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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The course aims to introduce theories and perspectives for analysing the role of digital media and information technology for political participation on different societal levels. A particular focus is placed on the agent's role for participation in the digital society. Key concepts in the course are participation, power, politics and agency. Theories and debates regarding if and how digital media have re-structured political organisation and political action will be at the core of the course.

More information


Department of Informatics and Media

Ekonomikum (plan 3) Kyrkogårdsgatan 10

Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 1011 018-471 1010


Philip Zetterlund


Telephone: +46 18 471 71 12