Master in International Communication

Jönköping University

Program Description

Master in International Communication

Jönköping University

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 the 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.



(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 Science 15 Credits

Year 2Autumn

  • 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 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


  • Credits: 60,0 credits/ 120 credits
  • Level: Master's
  • Rate of study: Full-time
  • Place of study: Campus-based
  • Language: English
  • Start date: Autumn 2018


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, including independent, theoretical based work, i.e. a thesis or the equivalent. English 6/English B in the Swedish upper secondary school system or international equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
1 - 2 years
Full time
117,000 SEK
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Sweden - Jönköping, Jonkoping County
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