International Communication

60/120 Credits | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in General Management.

International Communication is a programme designed for students who are interested in working in an international media and communication environment.

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, from journalism to organisational communication.  Combining theoretical and practical work, this international programme provides students with significant theoretical and methodological knowledge. After graduating, students may be interested in working for companies with a global and/or intercultural focus or strategy, for example as communication experts. International Communication is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and a 2-year (120 credits) programme. The 2-year programme gives students the opportunity to either study abroad at one of our partner universities or take eligible international courses offered at JU.

Maria, student, tells us more about the programme


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 companies with a global and/or intercultural focus or strategy, for example as communication experts.

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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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"When you go abroad, you develop new perspectives"

I have a background in media and communication science from Mexico but wanted to deepen my knowledge in international communication. I chose Sweden because I learned that higher education here is top ranked and of high quality. The study pace is different here. Back home, it’s more structured. You have ...
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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 2016
Application code:
60,0 credits: HJ-MU060
120 credits: HJ-MU072
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (ie. the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in media and/or communication studies, journalism or equivalent. 

Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

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

Semester 1

Global Media Cultures, 15 Credits
Sustainable Communication, 15 Credits

Semester 2

Media and Communication Research Methods, 15 Credits
Master Thesis in Media and Communication, 15 Credits

Year 2 (optional)

Semester 3

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 JU or another HEI in Sweden. Students may choose among courses at the undergraduate or graduate level during semester 3.

Semester 4

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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Content checked / updated 2016-05-23

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