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Who can apply?


In order to be accepted into the PhD programme, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7.

General entry requirements

According to the Higher Education Ordinance Ch.7 Sec.39, any individual who can show proof of the following is considered to meet the general entry requirements:

  • A completed academic degree at the advanced (second-cycle) level
  • At least 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits), of which at least 60 must have been earned at the advanced (second-cycle) level, or
  • Substantially equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements

In order to be accepted into the PhD programme, the applicant must meet the following specific entry requirements:

A master’s degree in journalism worth 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits), or a master’s degree in media and communication studies worth 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits), or a master’s degree within the humanities/social sciences worth at least 240 higher education credits (240 ECTS credits) if the applicant’s degree project was clearly and primarily linked to the area of journalism and media. An applicant who has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad can also be assessed to meet the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must be proficient in English at a level that will enable him or her to fully benefit from scientific literature and courses at the doctoral level and to actively participate in the doctoral seminars.

How to apply

See Admission.

Contact information

Study Administrator
Christina Jones
+46 (0)31 786 5179
christina.jones (at) jmg.gu.se

Director of Studies
Mats Ekström
+46 (0)31 786 1236
mats.ekstrom (at) jmg.gu.se

Address
Box 710
S-405 30 Gothenburg

Visiting address
Seminariegatan 1B

Page Manager: Mats Ekström|Last update: 3/13/2013
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