Studies

At the Swedish School of Social Science you can study journalism and communication mainly in Swedish, but we also offer a number of courses and thematic modules in English. These include:

The Ethical Journalism and Communication module

In media saturated societies marked by conflicting interests, it is increasingly important for students in social sciences to be able to map, conceptualize and understand various ethical concerns within the areas of journalism, social media, strategic communication and media innovations. Both scholarly and professional tools are needed for analyses of such issues as news manipulations, accountability and verifications of truth, as well as questions relating to the representation of gender, social groups and/or geographically distant areas. The thematic module in the Bachelor's program, with its three to five courses in journalism and communication studies and political science, provides a theoretically and thematically sound training module for students from various scholarly backgrounds. A broad range of pedagogical methods are used, ranging from instruction and problem-based learning to journalistic content production. The courses offered in the module are:

Radiokursen vid Sockom

Media and communication ethics

Gender, journalism and communication I

Media, innovation and social responsibility

Foreign reporting in practice

Political communication

The Politics of Communication module

The Politics of Communication module in the Master's program addresses key political and cultural topics as well as developments in the rapidly changing field of media and communication. Themes covered include old and new forms of deception and propaganda, methods and theories of persuasion, questions of mediated listening and representation, and political developments in online communication.

The module consists of the following courses:

Media and the Politics of Difference

Propaganda and Persuasion

Politics of Online Communication

The Data Journalism course

The aims of the course in Data Journalism are that the students will learn how to independently use computational tools to manage large quantities of data for journalistic or scientific purposes, including basic skills in data mining and visualisation of data. The students will understand how data reforms the role of journalism in society, and will understand both theoretical as well as practical perspectives of data journalism.

Please see the updated study programs for the Bachelor's program and for the Master's program (in Swedish) and information about current offerings, course contents and schedules in Weboodi.