Journalism Connected is designed to produce skills required by adaptable, critically aware, communications workers in the exciting modern communications environment, which requires fluency in the use of ICTs, story writing, content production and visual design.
Specific entry requirements
This programme requires previous university studies. More information about requirements
If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
Non - EU citizens
Tuition fee, first instalment: 48024 SEK
Total fee: 96048 SEK
A one-year Master's program with 60 ECTS credits, Journalism Connected is a program designed for newcomers to the field of communications and journalism.
Journalism Connected is designed to produce skills required in the modern communications environment, which demands flexible critical skills and a mastery of interactive ICTs as well as techniques in story, content production and visual design. It offers core skills that are transferable across the employment sector: sound research practice; clear and effective writing; critical thinking; a good understanding of design; deep understanding of how to use ICTs and social media for practical purposes; and communicating with niche groups/markets.
The course is comprised of two interrelated strands which run over the two semesters, one oriented to research and critical thinking, the other to building a portfolio of flexible interlocking practical skills.
In the first semester you will begin by starting to build the tools and understanding to carry out critically oriented research projects related to issues in society. You will develop an understanding of the changes in the wider context of international journalism and also develop a sound awareness of, and insights into, the nature of communicating in the social media environment, working with cutting edge research. You will ask what this means for the nature of communication, for working with online communities and how we can think about audiences. What is clear is that the former static industry of journalism has transformed into something with less defined boundaries taking on new and different roles, requiring new kinds of thinking, but which at the same time brings exciting possibilities for those equipped with the knowledge to take advantage.
In the first semester the course also begins to build skills in content production. In the first half of the semester this is in terms of story writing and visual design. There are also courses in photography, using Photoshop and building a magazine. In the second half of the semester the course moves on to audio and video production along with script writing. You will be taught how to integrate this into a multimedia magazine.
In the second semester students carry out a larger critical research project that relates to issues in society and to journalism. There will be classes on research methods and how these should be applied. Here there will be one-to-one supervision for individual projects. In this semester practical skill development moves on to web-design and online layout. The aim is to integrate multimedia content produced throughout the course into a single platform.
Throughout the course students work individually, in pairs, as well as part of a team both when carrying out research and when doing content production. All skills are assessed formally although important principles for this course include creative learning through "trial and error", independence and responsibility.
The language of instruction is English and applicants need to be proficient in that language to be eligible for admission.
The application period is open between October 16th - January 15th.
Qualifications (degree awarded)
Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]
There are many career paths students can choose. The former static and more contained area of journalism has reformed through new technologies and institutional work processes and media consumption patterns have changed. There is wide demand, both within the new journalism environment for the kinds of skills offered by Journalism Connected, but also in Public Relations, NGOs, advertising and government institutions, as well as for freelance workers.
Level: Second cycle
Language of instruction: English
First semester: Autumn 2017
Pace of study: Full-time
Study venue: Örebro
School: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Study places: 10
Selection: Number of credits obtained no later than on the last application date.
Specific entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in any field. In addition, knowledge of English corresponding to the course "English B" or course "English 6" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School is required. For more information on how to document your English language qualifications, see University Admissions in Sweden.
Application period closed
Application code: ORU-19734
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Student Counsellor: Bitte Söderberg Roth
Phone: +46 19303000 (switchboard)