Application tips

Instructions for master programme applicants

In addition to the documents supporting your basic and programme-specific eligibility, you must submit a CV and a statement of purpose (500 words, also referred to as 'letter of intent') when you apply for this programme.

When writing your statement, consider our profile (read more about it here). We are looking for applicants with a strong fit with our programme. The programme addresses media structures and processes in modern life, which means we consider media as it is situated in politics, society and culture. The programme also uses theories from critical media studies and social and cultural theories, which means we addresses power, both from a structural aspect in terms of institutions, and from a symbolic aspect in terms of media content and audiences.

At Lund University, our teaching is research led, where you will be taught by international experts who have published in their specialist fields. This means as a postgraduate student in our programme you will experience a combination of lectures and seminars, group work, and in particular independent study.

If you want to see what kinds of work comes from our graduates then check out the edited book we public every year with a selection of the excellent dissertations. You can also read profiles of our alumni; students who graduate gain skills related to independent and critical thinking, research, analysis and evaluation, as well as project and time management; especially but not only in relation to issues of media, culture and society. Graduates work in the media and cultural industries, in academia and research education, in national and international policy and production sectors, commercial and public service organisations, and NGOs. Above all, our graduates have the critical skills necessary to evaluate and understand media in a range of professional, public and private spheres.

When writing your statement think about the following questions as a means to structure your comments:

  • What do you hope to contribute to our programme?

  • How does your educational background and/or professional expertise prepare you for this programme?

  • In what ways can this programme enrich your educational development?

    Please remember to check that you include all other documentation needed.


To information about general eligibility and application site


A Bachelor's degree (180 credits) including 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies or the equivalent. English 6/English Course B.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies in Sweden.

English language requirements

English Level 6. 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. All applicants must prove they meet language requirements by the application deadline to be considered for admission.

Selection criteria

The applicants estimated capacity to complete the programme is the primary criterion for selection. Students are selected on the basis of their previous study results (grades on courses and Bachelor s degree essay), proficiency in English and letter of intent.

Sidansvarig: michael.rubsamenkom.luse | 2021-01-12