Media and Communication Studies

About the subject

Media and Communication Studies is an international and vibrant interdisciplinary field of studies with influences from both Social Sciences and the Humanities. Research and studies within the field aims to understand and/or explain both historical developments and contemporary phenomena involving media.

It includes the study of traditional media organizations (television, print media, radio) as well as new forms of media such as social media platforms, digital news media, streaming services, and other digital technologies that influence our everyday lives and shape our perceptions, world views, and affect our society, culture, and politics on an aggregate level.

Examples of topics explored within the field are: media and; power, democracy, economics, social movements, identity, extremism, gender, diversity, war and conflict, representation, climate change, migration, minorities, and existential issues.

Courses and programmes

Degree

For a bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

The bachelor’s degree in Media and Communication Studies is only offered in Swedish. Learn more about Swedish language qualification.

A master’s degree in Media and Communication Studies can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University

Research