The offices of the department are located in Garnisonen and The Film House (Filmhuset). The department offers undergraduate, master's, and doctoral education in four areas: Cinema Studies, Journalism, Media and Communication Studies and Fashion Studies. You can find us either on Karlavägen 104 or Borgvägen 1-5.
- 78 employees
- 18 professors
- 853 FTE (full-time equivalent) students
More about us
Journalism and Media and Communication Studies have a common doctoral programme.
The Department of Media Studies is a research-intensive department with several externally funded projects by amongst others The Swedish Research Council (VR) and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ).
The Faculty of Humanities has chosen two leading research environments at the Department of Media Studies: Cinema Studies and Global Media Studies and The Politics of Mediated Communication (JMK).
The Department follows an active environmental policy and has introduced a travel policy as well.
About the Section for Journalism, Media and Communication Studies (JMK)
JMK was founded in 1989 as a department through a merger between the former School of Journalism (Journalisthögskolan) and Mass Communication Research Center (Centrum för masskommunikationsforskning).
The Section for Journalism, Media and Communication Studies (JMK) offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral education in two areas: Journalism and Media and Communication Studies.
Research in Journalism/Media and Communication Studies
There is a long tradition of research on Swedish media at the Department of Media Studies, with a special focus on journalism (hence the ‘J’ in ‘JMK’).
In recent years, however, there has been a shift toward a focus on issues related to global crises and transnational human mobility of people, their problems and, not least, their communicative strategies.
About the Section for Cinema Studies
Cinema Studies is the study of moving images and screen cultures which centers on film, film experience, and phenomena surrounding films. Historically, it ranges from image cultures before film to the screens and digital platforms of today. (Source: su.se)
Research in Cinema Studies
Cinema Studies designates the study of moving images and image cultures harking back to periods prior to the breakthrough of film, up until the diverse platforms of the current mediascape.
The focus of our teaching and research at Stockholm University primarily concerns key medial moments of transformation; in our field both research objects and the methods with which they are studied constantly undergo change.
Research in Cinema Studies (in Swedish)
About the Section for Fashion Studies
Fashion Studies examines the history of fashion, its social and economic functions and its role in the development of global production and consumption of clothing.
Stockholm University is committed to being carbon neutral by 2040
"In June 2019, as the first Swedish university, Stockholm University signed the UN Agreement on Global Sustainability Goals for Higher Education (Climate Emergency Letter), which means that Stockholm University is committed to:
- Being carbon neutral by 2040,
- Mobilising more resources for action-oriented climate research and skills creation,
- Developing environmental and sustainability courses across disciplinary boundaries".
(Source: Our Climate Roadmap for 2020–2040)
On our Contact webpage you will find general contact information, and contact details to e.g. the Senior Management Team, press contacts, Student Affairs Offices and our Directors of Studies.
Last updated: June 23, 2022
Source: Department of Media Studies