Strategic Communication - Master of Science Programme (120 credits)
Would you like to improve your ability to solve complex questions and take decisions relating to an organisation’s brand, image and reputation? Do you possess communication skills as well as management abilities and want to develop them further? Are you interested in a career in public relations, brand communication or internal communication? Do you want to become a strategic communication manager?
If your answer is “yes”, the Master of Science Programme in Strategic Communication is the programme for you!
Lund University’s Master of Science in Strategic Communication aims to develop independent, critical and creative communication strategists with the will and determination to work and succeed on the highest management levels.
Teaching is characterized by a mixture of lectures, case study work in groups and theoretical study and discussion in seminars. In many of the courses, students work in teams solving complex projects and presenting the results to practice partners. The programme is distinguished by a strong base in international research in Strategic Communication as well as close links to industry players in business and society. Learning is enriched by frequent guest lecturers from academia and practice.
In addition to the core subjects, you will also work with themes such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), change management, crisis communication etc.
In the third semester, students have the opportunity to spend part of the semester on a placement in a private, public or governmental organization or NGO. The students are also offered the opportunity to apply for exchange studies at one of Lund University's partner universities around the globe.
After completing the Master's Programme, students acquire the degree Master of Science in Strategic Communication (120 credits). The programme prepares for an academic career and qualifies for application to a PhD programme.
More information can be found at http://www.isk.lu.se/en/education/masters-programme/master-degree-programme-in-strategic-communication-120-credits-start-autumn-2017
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A Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or Economics and Management including 90 credits in Strategic Communication, Media and Communication studies, Journalism, Marketing, Organizations Studies or equivalent. English 6/English course B
based on grades on the courses and thesis in the BA degree and letter of intent.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements"). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Start Autumn semester 2017
daytime Helsingborg, full time 100%
August 28, 2017 - June 9, 2019
Closed for applications
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
- Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
- Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
- Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline
*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.
In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a statement of purpose when you apply to this programme. For information about the content and structure of the statement of purpose, please see the Department of Strategic Communication website.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000
First payment: SEK 50 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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