- has advanced knowledge about the political systems and the media systems in the Nordic countries, through a comparative and international perspective, using theories and methods from both social sciences and humanities;
- has specialized theoretical and empirical insight in a limited field that is the subject of the master thesis;
- can compare practices of international political communication and new developments from humanistic and social scientific perspectives;
- understands the structures and historical background that influence Nordic political communication on an advanced level;
- can critically evaluate and analyse new developments in research on political communication.
- can analyze key methodological, theoretical and ethical issues in different cross-disciplinary approaches to political communication research;
- can identify, use and evaluate relevant political communication research methods in an independent manner;
- can locate, analyse and engage with relevant and up to date political communication research literature and use it to structure and formulate scholarly arguments; and
- can independently design and manage a research project within the field of political communication, in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.
- can apply his/her knowledge in new areas to carry out advanced political communication research projects;
- can communicate political communication research questions, analyses, and results convincingly, both within the academic community, and to a larger audience;
- can communicate extensive independent work and use language and terminology from media research;
- can demonstrate critical approaches to ethical, social, and political issues central to media and mediatized societies;
- can contribute to innovation within the field of research on political communication.