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Journalistic Writing

Proficiency course in journalism, ideal for students looking for complementary studies within a Master's Programme and to turn an academic text into a work of Science Journalism.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2021

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

How to register and practical information. For you who have been admitted to courses at the Department of Media Studies.

Note: Some changes due to Covid-19 Fall 2021

Find out here how your education is affected

Welcome email:

Are you admitted to any of our courses? In that case, you will receive a welcome email from us on 9 August, 2021. The email will be sent to the e-mail address you provided when you applied for the course at or

NOTE: To retain your place on the course, you must register online, unless otherwise stated. The welcome email contains all the information you need for web registration.

Exceptions from web registration: exchange studies (see below) and certain applicants within the master's program - registration according to information from the department.

Web registration - how to do it:

1: Activate your university account - otherwise you can not register

Before you can register online, you must first activate your university account. You do this on the page There you also order your university card.

2: Register - otherwise you will lose your place!

You register online at If you do not register by the deadline, you will lose your place.


Date of web registration:

You must register within these dates!

For courses starting 30 August (Period 1), you can register online:
•    9 – 25 August
For courses starting 1 November (period 2) you can register online:
•    9 August – 28 October

Reserve/waiting list - admitted as a reserve

From 26 to 30 August, reserves are admitted. If you are admitted, you will receive a welcome email from us which you must respond to within the specified time. Check your email (and even spam) daily during this period so that you do not miss important information and risk losing your place.

Conditionally admitted - accepted with conditions (Vi)

You who have been admitted with conditions cannot register for the course until we have been able to see that you are eligible. If you have written a re-examination late in the semester, it may need to be corrected before the condition lock can be removed. If you still cannot register on 25 August, contact us by phone or e-mail and we will see why the condition lock has not been removed.

Master's programme Student

You will recieve a Welcome mail and register online.


Exchange students arriving on Departmental or Central Exchange Agreements (Erasmus+, Nordplus, Civis, Nordlys or Bilateral Central agreement) will be registred before the semester starts for the courses they are admitted to at the Department.
Autumn 2021: Admitted Exchange Students will be invited personally for an online introduction meeting.
For further contact:


Find your course info

Schedule and course literature can be found here on the course site for your course in the education catalog.

Or you can see here all our courses taught in English Fall 2021


Student with a disability / functional variation

Apply for support already as an admitted student or as soon as you have been registered. Stockholm University offers various forms of educational support for people with permanent disabilities. The support offered depends on your situation and is intended to facilitate your studies. Apply for support as soon as you have been registered.

Find out more and apply for support here


The learning platform ATHENA

Once you have registered, you will access the course's course page in Athena.

Athena is the learning platform we use. Athena is part of "It's learning". In practice, Athena will be your main place during the courses you study.

NOTE: You must be a registered student on the course - otherwise you will not be able to access Athena.

Each course you are registered for has an Athena page - a "Course page".

There you will find updates and information from the course coordinator, schedule, plans, tasks and other things that you need during your education.

If you do not find your Athena page - contact the student office.

Tip: download the It's Learning app.

Covid-19: Forms of education Department of Media Studies Fall 2021

Find out more how your education is affected here


New Student and more information 

Please check our own webb for information as a new student.


If you have questions about registration, contact our student offices on the subject you are going to study:

Cinema Studies:

Fashion Studies:

Media and Communication Studies




Read more on the department website

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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Journalistic writing

The course is an introduction to journalistic writing with a focus on science journalism. It highlights ethical issues and problematizes the respective roles of scientific knowledge and journalism.

The practical part of the course consists of writing exercises and the collection of your own material as well as external monitoring in journalistic publications. Under supervision, you will write texts based on your own area of expertise.

Academic researcher or journalist - the course suits all

The course is excellent for you who would like to make your own academic text such as a thesis into a more popular science form. Also if you are a journalist and would like to understand how to turn an academic text into popular science. All by using the tools within Science journalism.

  • Course structure

    What you will get from the course

    ·      Source search

    ·      Interviewing techniques

    ·      Source criticism

    ·      Journalistic writing

    ·       Strategies for communicating research results in journalistic form aimed at a broad audience

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and practical application exercises. Course requirements:Seminars, oral and written presentations and practical application exercises are compulsory elements of thecourse. Teaching takes place in the language specified in the application information each time the course is advertised.

    For more detailed information:  course information given at course start and on Learning Platform Athena (access after registration)


    The course is examined through a journalistic work. For more detailed information:  course information given at course start and on Learning Platform Athena (access after registration)

    Link to Course Information page


    Examinatorer HT20

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Course texts is to be found here

  • Meet us

    Meet our teachers

    Course teachers have extensive professional journalism experience internationally and in Sweden. The course coordinator is director of studies for journalism, and has taught journalism at universities in Sweden and the United States. has a professional background as a journalist contributing to the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other international and Swedish publications, and conducts research on visual journalism and editorial processes

  • Contact


    Adress Student Counselor via or Director of Studies about the course