Media and Communication Studies: Digital Media, Democracy and the Welfare State, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 100%, Campus
Start date: 16 February 2024
End date: 20 March 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-76329 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
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. Proficiency in English 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 introduces you to theories and research on media, democracy and the welfare state. The course presents contemporary, comparative and historical perspectives on media systems and the role of media in sustaining democracy. A particular focus is placed on the Nordic and Swedish welfare states and their media systems, which have been argued to have been particularly successful from a democratic point of view.
Department of Informatics and Media
Ekonomikum (plan 3) Kyrkogårdsgatan 10
Box 513, 751 20 UPPSALA
Telephone: 018-471 1011 018-471 1010
Telephone: +46 18 471 10 35