Third-cycle studies are normally pursued in order to complete a doctoral degree. A doctoral degree involves a course of study over four years, equivalent to 240 credits. The programme includes a course component and an independent project (a doctoral dissertation). A doctoral degree requires courses equivalent to 90 credits and a dissertation equivalent to 150 credits.
Education at the third-cycle level in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University gives students both a general specialisation in the theoretical and methodological traditions and debates of the discipline, and a connection to the research conducted in the department. Global perspectives have a prominent role together with the two research profiles of the subject: (1) “Communication, culture, and identity” and (2) “Media, democracy, and citizenship”. The dissertation projects in the subject normally belong to one of these two profiles.
For more information about admission criteria, course structure, and examination criteria, please find the current syllabus in the list of files on the right.