Master's Degree Programme in Media and Global Communication (MGC)

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Contact Information


    Media and Communication Studies is part of the Department of Social Research.

    Department of Social Research P.O. Box 54, 00014
    University of Helsinki FINLAND

    Street address: Unioninkatu 37

    Email addresses:

    tel. +358-2941911 (University switchboard)

    Admissions Services
    phone: +358 2941 24140

    Admissions Services telephone hours Monday - Friday
    from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

MGC programme at the University of Helsinki

The programme is for those who:

  • want to carry out PhD research in this area
  • are interested in employment in the field of media and communications in the commercial, nonprofit, regulatory or public sectors
  • wish to gain an expertise in journalism, media and communications in a global context


The cutting-edge programme prepares you for a wide range of media careers

The Media and Global Communication Master's Programme gives students an in-depth understanding of the major issues in today's media landscape. You will develop an advanced knowledge of the latest developments and emerging trends, and will analyse their impact on the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

The programme will equip you with the practical skills to carry out your own empirical research, as well as teach you the approaches and methods you will need to analyse and make sense of the fast-changing media environment.

Whether you plan to progress to PhD research or are looking to work in communications, media or journalism in the commercial or non-profit sector, this programme will give you a thorough grounding in the skills and knowledge you need for your chosen career.

See the Studying in the MGC section to find out more


Expert teaching staff

Our course tutors have diverse and international expertise, with a wide range of specialisms across the media sector. Their teaching is complemented by an engaging series of guest lectures, given by renowned visiting staff from leading media institutions and universities around the world.

See the ‘Meet our Staff’ section to find out more


A truly international study environment

Taught in English, the programme attracts students from around the globe, with a rich array of academic and professional backgrounds. Your time at the University of Helsinki will allow you to form a network of worldwide contacts that will continue to be a valuable resource as you progress through your future working life.

See the 'Meet our Graduates' section to find out about the experiences of previous students