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PhD Studies

at the Department of Strategic Communication

PhD / research studies are an important part of the University’s remit and responsibility, and doctoral students are an important part of the research at the Department of Strategic Communication.

Hands holding a diploma

The Department’s first doctoral student, Susanna Magnusson, successfully defended her thesis Ensuring that we are welcome: On organisational strategic communication and confidence-building in a multicultural society on 16 January 2015. Magnusson was admitted to research studies in 2009.

There are currently seven doctoral students at the Department. So far, we do not have our own research studies programme, but we hope to be able to offer one within a few years. Our doctoral students are enrolled on a research studies programme at the Department of Communication and Media; after four years of full-time study and the successful defence of their doctoral thesis, they will be awarded a doctoral degree in Media and Communication Studies specialising in Strategic Communication. It is also possible to study towards a licentiate degree, which takes two years.

For more information on research studies at the Department of Communication and Media (KOM) – follow the link.

Entry requirements for research studies

  • A completed second cycle (Master’s) degree.
  • Completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle.
  • Equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
  • The specific entry requirements for admission to third cycle studies in Strategic Communication are completed course requirements of at least 30 credits in the subject of Strategic Communication, of which at least 15 credits from a Master’s degree project, or equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the country.