Journalism and Media Studies is an updated version and a merger of the two media production programmes and the journalism programme available at Luleå University of Technology since 2007. While working on the new programme, the teaching staff collaborated closely with invited professionals from all around the country to get their views on how journalism will look like in the future.
– With the update of the education, we adapt for both today's job market and what we believe is the future, says Ulrika Lindgren.
The new students will stand firmly with their feet in media and communication studies which is the program's main subject. Although they choose a specialisation – television, radio or text – all students will learn the basics in the other specialisations as well.
The focus on the programme will be extensively editorially. The scientific basis will be integrated into production courses and vice versa.
Internships and final production
The final year is a sprint to get as many people as possible to bond with the media companies out there in the industry. First, a training period, then the thesis and after that the spring semester ends with a great final production.
– It's a very good opportunity for the students to do something really elaborate for their resumes, says Ulrika Lindgren.
A total of 48 students will be admitted, distributed on the three specialisations. One third of the seats are reserved for students doing the admission test, which can be a good option for those who know that their grades are not that strong.