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
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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 the Swedish welfare states and their media systems, which have been argued to have been particularly successful from a democratic point of view.