Doctoral Degree Funding in Media and Communication Studies, Umeå University, Sweden

Expires on: 03/10/2024


The Department of Cultural and Media Studies is part of Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities and has approximately 70 employees. A unique combination of subject areas makes the department a creative environment at the intersection of art, culture, literature, and media. The department conducts internationally recognized research of high quality

Media and Communications Studies is an interdisciplinary field that deals with mediated communication in all its forms in traditional, as well as digital and social media. Our forms of communication are today in rapid change, due to a radically altered media landscape and the ongoing digitization of society and culture.

These changes also alter perspectives on media history. At the department, around 20 researchers, teachers and doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies work with different types of research projects in areas such as Media History, Digital Media, Environmental, Journalism and Strategic Communication. The research is extensive and varied and holds many different theoretical perspectives and empirical fields.


To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, i.e. doctoral education, the applicant must meet both general and specific eligibility requirements. General requirements: a Master’s or equivalent degree in a relevant field, having completed course requirements worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle (Master’s) level, or in some other way – either in Sweden or abroad – having acquired equivalent knowledge.

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