Till startsida
To content Read more about how we use cookies on gu.se

Doctoral programme

JMG offers a PhD programme in journalism, media and communication. The duration of the programme is normally four years.

The doctoral programme in journalism, media and communication is hosted by the University of Gothenburg’s Faculty of Social Sciences. It was first offered in 1992 in connection with the establishment of a professorship in journalism. It was preceded by a doctoral programme in mass communication, which was launched in 1983 following the establishment of Sweden’s first professorship in mass media research in 1981.

JMG’s doctoral programme offers specialisations in journalism and media studies, and is characterised by its roots in the social sciences and its empirical orientation. The research on journalism, media and communication conducted at JMG is based partly on a democracy perspective where issues related to power, the public sphere and opinion formation are central, and partly on an audience perspective where issues related to structure, use and influence are emphasised.

The objective of the doctoral programme is to train students to become independent researchers with substantial theoretical, methodological and empirical knowledge in the areas of journalism, media and communication, and to enable them to put this knowledge to use in research and other types of qualified professional work.

General Syllabus for Phd Programme in Journalism, Media and Communication

Study guide for the Phd Programme at JMG

Announcement of vacancies

When the Department invites applications for PhD positions it will be announced here, and at the Gothenburg University site Job opportunities.

Apply to doctoral studentship at JMG by August 28

Watch the film with Georgia, doctoral student at JMG.

Watch the film with Pavel, doctoral student at JMG,

Meet Nabil, PhD 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: 12/27/2018

The University of Gothenburg uses cookies to provide you with the best possible user experience. By continuing on this website, you approve of our use of cookies.  What are cookies?