Media and Communication Studies analyses the role of media in society, their conditions of production, content and audience. Media and Communication is an interdisciplinary field based both on the humanities and social theories and methodologies. Since 2002, Media and Communication Studies runs its own research.
Postgraduate education is carried out normally with the aim to complete a PhD. A PhD has a nominal training time of four years, equivalent to 240 ECTS credits. The training includes courses and an independent project (thesis). The doctoral degree is devided into 90 ECTS credits of coursework and a thesis of 150 ECTS credits.
Postgraduate education in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University involves both broad and deep studies in the discipline's theoretical and methodological traditions and debates. The thesis project is usually conducted in realation to one or more of the department's three research specialisations: (1) Communication, Citizenship and Social Change, (2) Digital Media and Cultural Circulation and (3) Global Media Studies.
For more information about admission criteria, educational structure and examination requirements, see the current curriculum as found in the file list on the right.
Postgraduate education in Karlstad also has graduate students enrolled through an agreement with University College of Lillehammer.
Author: Emelia Johansson
The page was updated on 2012-05-04 11:14