Master's programme in political communication
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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Programme start 24/25
September 2, 2024 - June 7, 2026
Non-EU/EEA citizens (first application round): October 16, 2023 - January 15, 2024
EU/EEA citizens (second application round): March 15, 2024 - April 15, 2024
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Together with your application you should attach your CV and a cover letter, no later than the final day of application (15 April).
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.
Who should apply?
The Master's Programme in Political Communication is aimed at those who have a bachelor's degree in any subject and who are interested in qualified work in political communication including media analysis, crisis communication and opinon analysis.
Prerequisites and selection
Bachelor' degree of 180 credits. The basic English requirement is at least English 6 / English B or equivalent level on an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS.
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.
You will therefore need to submit a CV and a Letter of Intent, in addition to documents related to the formal admissions criteria (i.e. transcript, degree, and, if needed, certification that you meet the language requirement). Save your CV and Letter of Intent as PDF documents and upload them with your other documents. This is a vital part of your application, and the application deadline applies.
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). The CV should give an overview of your academic and employment history. Since students individual writing skills and advanced analytical abilities are cornerstones of the Master's Programme in Political Communication, the CV should include an account of previous experience of writing a thesis (for example a Bachelor's thesis). If you have written a Bachelor's and/or Master's thesis, please provide the title of the thesis, and brief information about the topic and the method used.
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?
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.