Universities and schools

Three university departments in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Sundsvall traditionally dominate Swedish journalism education, including postgraduate studies, even though the character of the programmes varies somewhat. All in all, there are about 20 three-year courses in journalism in Sweden. At some universities, it is possible to study a one-year course in journalism after completing a BA with another major. Some universities also offer an MA in journalism.

All journalism education in Sweden involves a mix of theory and practice. Students on almost all courses spend one full semester at an editorial office, with salary. Beside the full traineeship semester, shorter training periods are common.