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Requirements, application process and admission

Basic requirements for admission to the Master Programme
in Investigative Journalism

  • A bachelor's degree of 180 higher education credits (hec) or corresponding.
  • Applicants must prove knowledge of English: English 6/English Course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. Please see admissions.se for more information about the language requirements.

Supplementary documents and selection

From among the pool of candidates deemed to be eligible, admissions decisions will be based on an overall assessment of the candidate’s academic and professional experience, and how well the program fits into the candidate’s goals broadly defined.

We therefore ask that, in addition to documents related to the formal admissions criteria (i.e. transcript, degree, and, if needed, certification that you meet the language requirement), you also submit;

  1. a CV that gives an overview of your academic and employment history
    Since students’ individual writing skills and advanced analytical abilities are cornerstones of the Master’s program in Investigative Journalism, the CV should include an account of previous practical writing and familiarity with social science methodologies.

  2. a Statement of Intent. Maximum word length for each document is 500 words.
    The Statement of Intent should address the questions below, and be well structured and written in clear and concise language. In your own words, please tell us:
  • What are your personal, and professional, aims and aspirations, and in what way do you think the MIJ program will help you develop toward those goals?
  • What specifically in the MIJ program structure and content attracted your interest?
  • How have your past experiences, both academic and non-academic, shaped your interest in the issues dealt with in the MIJ program?
  • How have these experiences prepared you for the MIJ program?

Please note that the maximum word length is 500 words each for the two documents and they should be written in English.

Please save your CV and Letter of Intent into PDF-documents and upload them together with the rest of your documents when you submit your application. April 22nd is the deadline for receipt of these documents if you apply in the second application round, February 3rd if you apply in the first! We will not consider applicants who do not upload the required documents.

Where and how to apply

You apply for the programme via the national application system; www.universityadmissions.se. On their web site you will find more necessary information about the application process.

Application periods

First application period: For Non-EU/EEA citizens: 
October 16 2019 - January 15, 2020
Second application period: For EU/EEA citizens:
March 16, 2020 - April 15, 2020

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First application period. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second application period is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.


Cost for non-EU/EEA citizens: 129 600 SEK (15 729 USD).


Program start 20/21:
August 31, 2020-June 6, 2021

Application periods:
Non-EU/EEA citizens (first application round):
October 15th 2019 - January 15th 2020

EU/EEA citizens (second application round):
March 16th 2020 - April 15th 2020

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

Cost for non-EU/EEA citizens:
129 600 SEK (15 729 USD)


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Page Manager: Ulla Sätereie|Last update: 1/30/2020

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