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Admission to JMG's
doctoral programme

The next application round for two Doctoral Studentship Positions in Journalism, Media and Communication will open in May or June with deadline August or September. More information about this will be published within shortly here and at the University of Gothenburg´s page for job opportunities.


To begin the application process for the doctoral programme, the candidate must submit his/her application within the stated application period. All PhD positions are publicly announced by the University and at the time of the announcement, instructions on how to apply will be published on the university’s web page. Candidates should, however, always check both the University’s website and the Department’s web page for any additional notices and specific forms and instructions about the application process.

The application must include:

  • a CV with certified copies of relevant documents (transcripts are required for all college or university degrees and courses)
  • a copy of the candidate’s Master’s thesis
  • a written statement of purpose (explaining the nature of the interest in journalism and media studies and the reasons for pursuing the degree)
  • a research proposal for the doctoral dissertation (maximum 5 pages)
  • and two letters of recommendation or contact information of two reference persons.

This is a highly competitive process and The Admissions Committee examines individual applications for evidence of probable success in an academically demanding doctoral programme. The chosen candidates are those deemed most likely to successfully complete the programme within the given time.

The selection process takes place in two stages. First the admissions committee, headed by the Director of graduate studies, reviews the submitted applications and then the most promising candidates are selected for further examination. In the evaluation and ranking of candidates, the committee takes into account the applicant’s previous education record, the quality of their Master’s thesis and, if applicable, additional academic publications submitted with the application, such as published articles in peer-review journals. The most prominent candidates are shortlisted and called to an interview.



Watch the film with Georgia, doctoral student at JMG.

Watch the film with Pavel, doctoral student at JMG,

Contact information

Study Administrator
Christina Jones
+46 (0)31 786 5179

Director of Studies
Magnus Fredriksson
+46 (0)31 786 1196

Assistant Head of Department & Head of Research
Mats Ekström
+46 (0)31 786 1236

Box 710
S-405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting address
Seminariegatan 1B

Page Manager: Mats Ekström|Last update: 12/3/2019

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