The successful applicant will work within the framework of the project “New Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in the New EU Democracies: Retooling Citizenship in the Baltics and the Balkans” (led by professor Maria Bakardjieva). Research will be both qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (the developing questionnaires and statistical analysis of survey data).

Entry requirements and selection

The general entry requirements are:

  1. a second-cycle qualification,
  2. fulfilment of the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  3. the acquisition of substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Only persons who are being admitted or who have already been admitted to third-cycle courses and programmes may be employed on a doctoral studentship.

Specific entry requirements

The specific entry requirements are fulfilled by a student who has knowledge equivalent to 90 credits in Media and Communication Studies, including a degree project worth at least 15 credits, or who has acquired the equivalent knowledge abroad or through previous studies. In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty Board may permit an exemption from the specific entry requirements for an individual applicant.

Selection criteria

The working language of the project is English and thus proficiency in English is required. As the research will be carried out in both Sweden and Estonia, very good knowledge of Estonian is a precondition. Knowledge of Swedish is not required, but a merit in the selection process.

Basic knowledge of statistical analysis (SPSS) is considered a merit and so is interview experience.

Applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, and score high on the selection criteria, will be interviewed.

Deadline for application is November 25.

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