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Comparing Media Systems around the World: the Past, Present and Future

Bachelor’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)


The course is a broad and general introduction to the concept of media systems encompassing both traditional mass media and social media embedded in societal structures.


The course Comparing Media Systems Around the World is given at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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About the course

The emphasis in this course is placed in comparative perspectives. It includes tracing the development and transformation of media over time as well as discussing differences around the world with a wide range of cases from Sweden and from other countries.

Media systems will be analyzed during the course from political, economic, and cultural viewpoints, providing all together a nuanced understanding of media in the contemporary life.


Our department at the Faculty of Social Sciences warmly welcomes exchange students coming to us on agreements, both within the Erasmus framework and from non-European countries.

Please note that you need to be nominated by your international coordinator in order to participate in an exchange in Gothenburg.


For questions about courses and studies at JMG, please contact our International co-ordinator

Prerequisites and selection


General entrance requirements