International Communication

60/120 Credits | Start date: Autumn 2017 | Degree of Master of Social Science with a major in Media and Communication Science.

International Communication is a media and communication Master’s programme designed for students who are interested in deepening their knowledge about global and sustainable communication in different settings.

This Master’s programme is designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge within the field of Media and Communication and who wish to work in an international media and communications environment. The programme focuses on global, intercultural and sustainable communication in different settings, with substantial focus on journalism, environmental communication, as well as media discourse and representation. This international programme provides students with significant theoretical and methodological knowledge. After graduating, students may be interested in working for companies with communication tasks in an international environment, or to study on a doctoral level.

International Communication is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme. The 2-year programme is an extension of the 1-year programme, which gives students the opportunity to either study abroad at one of our partner universities for one semester or take eligible international courses offered at Jönköping University. Students of the 1-year programme write one thesis of 15 credits. Students of the 2-year programme write two theses of 15 credits each.

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1 year, 60 credits or 2 year 120 credits. Master of Social Science with a major in Media and Communication Studies.

After graduation

After graduating, students may be interested in working for organizations with a global focus or strategy, for example as communication experts, or in studying on a doctoral level.

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Meet Ana Zamora from Spain

What impressed me the most about Jönköping University was the multicultural and international atmosphere. I had the possibility to share lessons and seminars with people from all over the world, and it gave me a totally different perspective of every topic. Some months after arriving I joined as volunteer ...

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Meet Atieno Dorothy Ansgar from Kenya

I want to work within internationally recognised organisations and companies, or as a global cultures communication expert at an embassy or for the government. The programme’s focus on media, global cultures, research and the changing international society has really prepared me for my future career. ...

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Credits: 60,0 credits/ 120 credits
Level: Master's
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Language: English
Start date: Autumn 2017
Application code:
60,0 credits: HJ-MU080
120 credits: HJ-MU081
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in media and/or communication studies, journalism or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Degree of Master of Social Science (60 credits or 120 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science

Tuition fees: SEK 117,000 per year

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students


(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Global Media Cultures15 Credits
Sustainable Communication, 15 Credits
Media and Communication Research Methods 15 Credits
Master Thesis in Media and Communication 15 Credits

Year 2


Elective courses 30 Credits
Within the programme the following courses are offered:
Visual Culture Media Project 7.5 credits
International Media Law and Regulations
7.5 credits
International Communication Work Placement
7.5 credits
Global Crisis Communication Perspectives
7.5 credits

Students may also choose to apply for an exchange semester at one of our partner universities or study alternative courses at Jönköping University or another HEI in Sweden. Students may choose among courses at the undergraduate or graduate level during the autumn semester.


Contemporary Media and Communication Theory 7.5 credits
Advanced Perspectives in Research Methodology
7.5 credits
International Communication Master Degree Project 15 credits

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