Master’s thesis in Strategic Media Development (two year)

Summary

The purpose of the course is for students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work independently in a research-driven way with advanced projects within the area of media technology

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor degree in media technology or in a related field with a minimum 180 European Credit Transfer System credits. Examples of related fields include: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication science and digital cultural studies.
  2. English proficiency equivalent to English 6 from a Swedish upper secondary school.
  3. At least 60 credits in the Media Technology: Strategic Media Development programn including a passing grade in the course Researching Media Technology.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2023, spring 2022

Course Code:
ME661E revision 1
Swedish name:
Examensarbete i strategisk medieutveckling (master två år)
Level of specialisation
A2E
Main fields of study:
Media Technology
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
20 June 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
17 January 2022

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor degree in media technology or in a related field with a minimum 180 European Credit Transfer System credits. Examples of related fields include: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication science and digital cultural studies.
  2. English proficiency equivalent to English 6 from a Swedish upper secondary school.
  3. At least 60 credits in the Media Technology: Strategic Media Development programn including a passing grade in the course Researching Media Technology.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main area of study media technology and can be included in the degree requirements for a Degree of Master of Science in Media Technology (120 credits).

Purpose

The purpose of the course is for students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work independently in a research-driven way with advanced projects within the area of media technology.

Contents

  • The course includes the writing of a master’s thesis and developing a prototype, model or similar.
  • Work on the master’s thesis includes defining a topic and formulating a problem statement, selecting and reviewing relevant literature, designing and implementing an empirical study and theoretically informed analysis.
  • The course includes critically examining own and other student’s works, in relation to scientific, social and ethical aspects.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • show understanding of relevant scientific and practical knowledge in the chosen subject within media technology,
  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of planning and implementation of research processes.
Competence and abilities
By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • plan and implement research processes,
  • critically, independently and creatively identify, formulate and handle complex questions,
  • critically review existing research relevant to the master’s thesis,
  • select, adapt and use appropriate research methods,
  • choose, adapt and use appropriate prototyping methods,
  • independently conduct a research project in a given time frame,
  • clearly communicate research findings to different audiences, nationally and internationally.
Evaluation abilities and approach
By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • evaluate and assess scientific works taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects surrounding research,
  • identify the need for further knowledge.

Learning activities

The course is primarily based on independent individual work, as well as supervision and seminars.

Assessments

Grading is based on oral and written examination, including active participation in seminars:
The course is assessed based on the following:

  • Project plan and schedule (3 credits, UG)
  • Prototype (5 credits, UA)
  • Master’s thesis (15 credits, UA)
  • Seminars (3 credits, UG)
  • Written and verbal presentation of the master’s thesis (3 credits, UG)
  • Opposition (1 credit, UG)
To pass the course (A-E): Passing grade on all parts above is required. Course grade is calculated based on the weighted average of master’s thesis and the prototype.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

The course has no specified course literature. Relevant literature is determined in consultation with the examiner and supervisor.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Application

17 January 2022 - 05 June 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

16 January 2023 - 04 June 2023 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program