Level: Master
Application period: 2023-10-16 - 2024-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2024
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Master of Social Science (60 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science, 60 credits

In a time where anthropogenic climate change threatens some of the conditions we depend on, and where inequality and armed conflicts remain global problems, the need for relevant communication on global sustainability becomes urgent.


You will study the relationship between media and communication and the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability. The education is closely connected to the research environment of JU, which has been published extensively in areas such as environmental communication, global journalism, transmedia storytelling, and communication for development.


The programme is offered as 1-year (60 credits) and 2-year (120 credits). The latter is an extension of the former, which means that all students study together during the first year.

The 2-year programme includes a 5-week internship. As a student, you can arrange an internship yourself, but the University can also arrange an internship through a close collaboration with The Climate Council in Jönköping, where many companies and organisations work together for a better climate.

The need for communication experts in sustainability will increase as the UN Sustainable Development Goals continues. With a Master's degree, you will have many opportunities to work in sustainability communication, both globally and regionally. This could be as a communications specialist or with Corporate Social Responsibility. Your role is becoming important and increasingly relevant. Students at the 2-year programme have the opportunity to study further at doctoral level.

Level: Master
Rate of study: Full-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2024
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor's degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 ECTS credits in media and communication studies or social studies including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. English 6 in the Swedish upper secondary school system or international equivalent.

Social Sciences include areas such as: Social and behavioral sciences, psychology, sociology, ethnology and human geography, political science, economics and economic history, journalism and information, media and communication studies, library and documentation science, business, commerce and administration, purchasing, sales and distribution, marketing, banking, insurance and finance, accounting and taxation, management and administration, clerical and secretarial services, law and jurisprudence, criminology, anthropology, peace and development studies, human rights, disability science, gender science, etc.

An assessment of your eligibility will be made by Admissions Office when a complete application has been placed.

Read more about our Admissions Requirements.

Pathway Programme

If you don't fulfil our language requirements, you can enter our Pathway Programme, designed to strengthen your English and academic skills. Read more.


Sustainable Communication (One year)

The programme is conducted at School of Education and Communication
Credits: 60 credits
Application code: HJ-MU111
Degree: Degree of Master of Social Science (60 credits) with a major in Media and Communication Science
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 60000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 120000 SEK

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

(NB Preliminary list of courses)

Year 1

Social Sciences of Sustainability 5 credits

Introduction to Sustainable Communication 2.5 credits

Sustainability and Communication 7.5 credits

Media in the Digital Age 7.5 credits
Transmedia Storytelling and Design 7.5 credits

Research Methods 1 7.5 credits

Work Placement 7.5 credits
Master's Thesis 15 credits

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Programme Director

  • Assistant Professor of Media and Communications
  • School of Education and Communication