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Master's programme in political communication

Master’s programme
2 years
120 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 174 000 SEK
First payment: 43 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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The Master's Programme in Political Communication is aimed at those who are interested in qualified work in political communication including media analysis, crisis communication and opinon analysis.


About the programme

The programme examines the role of communication in political processes and what consequences it brings about for democratic societies. If you want advanced understanding of communication in a political context and its significance for democracy and power, you should apply. 

The courses combine theory and application. Thus, you will develop competences including strategic communication, crisis communication, and opinion analysis. You will explore various ways of understanding political communication including cultural and critical perspectives.

Please note that the teaching is in English.

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Read further about the programme and meet our PolCom students here.

The Department of Journalism, Media and Communication

The Master’s Programme in Political Communication is given at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG). Read further about the department here.

Programme structure and content

The Master's Programme in Political Communication consists of six courses worth 15 or 30 credits. Some courses are offered by JMG and some in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Through seminars, workshops, guest lectures, and study visits, you will gain strategic communication skills and learn to analyse major changes in communication and power relations between different actors in the political arena.

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Who should apply?

The Master's Programme in Political Communication is aimed at those who have a bachelor's degree of 180 higher education credits (hec) in any subject and who are interested in qualified work in political communication including media analysis, crisis communication and opinon analysis.

Prerequisites and selection


A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits or corresponding. Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. Please don´t forget that we also need CV and a Letter of intent (see our webpage for additional information).

Special instructions for application

From among the pool of candidates deemed to be eligible, admissions decisions will be based on an overall assessment of the candidate’s academic and professional experience, and how well the programme fits into the candidate’s goals broadly defined.

We therefore ask that, in addition to documents related to the formal admissions criteria (i.e. transcript, degree, and, if needed, certification that you meet the language requirement), you also submit a CV and a Letter of Statement. 

More information about Special instructions for application


For the selection we require a CV + a Letter of Intent of maximum 500 words each for the two documents (if this limit is exceeded the applications will be disqualified). Save your CV and Letter of Intent into PDF documents and upload them with your other documents (please see our webpage for information about the deadline). The Letter of Intent should address the questions below:

  • What are your personal, and professional, aims and aspirations, and in what way do you think the programme will help you develop toward those goals?
  • What specifically in the programme structure and content attracted your interest?
  • How have your past experiences, both academic and non-academic, shaped your interest in the issues dealt with in the programme?
  • How have these experiences prepared you for the programme?

After graduation

The purpose of the Master's Programme is to prepare you for professional work within the field of political communication, but also for research in the field.

Graduates of the programme receive the degree Master of Science in Media and Communication with specialization in Political communication, 120 hec.