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Master's Programme in Political Communication (PolCom)

Picture with link to film about PolCom

Click on the image above to see the students' film about JMG's Master's Programme in Political Communication.

Start: Autumn. Language of instruction: English.
Academic credits: 120 hec

About the programme

The two years Master's Programme in Political Communication prepares students for a professional career within political communication and opinion analysis based on clear ethical and democratic principles.

The programme is open to students with any bachelor degree but is particularly relevant for  those holding degrees in political science, global studies, economics, media and communication and languages.

New demands in a changing world

Communication is a crucial part of political processes and affects citizens' opportunities for democratic participation and commitment at various levels. In a time of political polarization, disinformation and propaganda, political communication has become a central issue.

Internet and social media, in combination with more traditional mass media, have become increasingly important arenas for political processes. The speed of the communication exchange and the possibilities of interactivity have created new resources as well as challenges for democracy. These challenges require an advanced understanding of how politics are communicated and what consequences it entails for democracy and power relations. In order to meet the need for such knowledge, JMG now launches a new international education at an advanced level with a focus on political communication.

Political communication today is not only about the political party campaigning in a turbulent media environment but also about the dynamics of protest movements and activism in the digital media.
Citizens and their political commitment play an increasingly important role in understanding political developments. Similarly, journalists, different organizations and authorities are key players in the political dialogue.

Working professionally in this field requires advanced skills in strategic political communication, but also an understanding of the ethical and democratic implications of the communicative practice. The Master’s programme in Political Communication (PolCom) offers training in those competencies.

Based on a mixture of theoretical and applied elements, this program prepares the student for various advanced positions in the international field of political communication. The competencies include strategic communication, crisis communication, and opinion analysis.

Meet JMG's PolCom students

Contact information

Study Administrator
Christina Jones
Phone: +46 (0)31 786 5179
E-mail: christina.jones@jmg.gu.se

Programme Coordinator
Nicklas Håkansson
Phone: +46 (0)31 786 4944
E-mail: nicklas.hakansson@jmg.gu.se

Director of Studies, Media- and Communication studies:
Marie Grusell
Phone + 46(0)31 786 4985
E-mail: marie.grusell@jmg.gu.se 

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Program start 19/20:
September 2, 2019
Program end: June 6, 2021

Program start 20/21:
August 31, 2020
Program end: June 6, 2022

Application periods:
Non-EU/EEA citizens:
Middle of October, 2019 - Middle of January, 2020
EU/EEA citizens:
Middle of March, 2020 - Middle of April, 2020

Apply on: universityadmissions.se. Do not forget to attach your CV and Statement of Intent.

Cost for non-EU/EEA citizens:
166 000 SEK (approx 19500 USD).


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