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Doctoral course

Classics of Media Research, 7.5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Media and Communication Studies

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus



Course date

07 February 2024


Course description

The main goal of the course is to make PhD students familiar with key paradigms in media and communication research during the 20th century, and to evaluate their relevance to contemporary media landscapes and communication practices. The following themes and traditions will be covered: Historical perspectives on the media (mass communication, Uses & Gratification theory, medium theory); political economy; structuralism/poststructuralism; critical theory/Frankfurt school; public sphere theory; cultural studies (and media audiences); communication discourse and social change; mediated communication as social interaction.

Admission requirements

To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme within the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Örebro University, or admitted to a doctoral programme within the TRAIN-network.


Course date: The course will next time start February 7th, 2024. The occasions will be February 7-8, Södertörn, March 13-14, Örebro and April 24-25, (TRAIN), Katrineholm.  The schedule is updated 2024-01-15.    
Study rate: Part-time studies 
Language of instruction: English
Practical information: Max 15 people. 

Application to the course

Application for the course is now closed.