• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    21077
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The  Social Sciences - Digital Media and Society programme at Uppsala University offers students the advanced tools to understand and analyse how contemporary media are shaping – and being shaped by – the economy, politics, culture and organisations in society. 
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  • Fees and funding

About

Contemporary digital media such as the Internet, the mobile phone, the computer and social media (Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) shape our everyday lives, working lives, economy, politics and culture.
The goal of this programme is to introduce and develop a critical and reflective perspective on the role of digital media in society. The programme focuses on the economic, political, cultural and organisational impacts of digital media.

The Social Sciences - Digital Media and Society programme is offered at Uppsala University.

The Master’s programme provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the empirical research methods, theories and ethical reasoning that are important for investigating and analysing digital media in working life and organisations.

The programme also offers a solid foundation and preparation for doctoral research in the area of digital media and society. While not a practical programme, it does offer advanced knowledge that prepares the student for a career as a digital media professional. It teaches creative and critical thinking capacities that are needed by students in their future careers and for becoming individuals who seek to contribute to shaping and creating a good society.

Programme Structure

The four core courses are:
Semester 1
Digital Media, Culture and Society
Digital Media and Organisation

Semester 2
Global Perspectives on Social Change and Digital Media
Digital Media, Participation and Agency

The four skills courses cover:
Quantitative Methods
Qualitative Methods
Philosophy of Science and Methodology
Social Science Methods and Research Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 90 credits within the social sciences or a similar field of study; and
  • documented written independent academic work (i.e. one or several academic essays or papers).

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 21077 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000

Funding

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