Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries, Master's programme (One-Year)

Summary

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Today's digital media are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption.
The master's programme in Media and Communication Studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media, while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective.

Admission requirements

Bachelor's degree (180 credits) or equivalent in social sciences, humanities, arts or design studies.
General eligibility + the equivalent of Swedish higher secondary school English course B.

Selection:

Letter of intent/Experience document 100%.

Note
There are specific instructions regarding eligibility or selection on the next tab on this page, called Selection. Please, make sure that you read the instructions thoroughly!

About

What is collaborative media?

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade, the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged — forever reshaping not only consumers but also creators and distributors of media. Today's digital media are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative in terms of both production and consumption, and this is what is meant by the term ‘collaborative media.’ 

What will I learn?

The one-year master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries will equip you with advanced knowledge of digital media. The programme is oriented towards practical approaches to the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative way with different types of media while you learn to approach them from a critical perspective.   

During the programme, you will develop three primary skill sets: the ability to analyse and strategically approach media and its impact on society; the capability to work with media and communication both methodologically and systematically; and the knowledge required to produce media texts, both individually and collaboratively. Compared to bachelor's level degrees, this advanced programme has a clear focus on the development of strategic expertise, a crucial skill for those intending to pursue a professional career in media and communication. During the year, you will also obtain an in-depth knowledge of the workings of creative industries.

The programme is developed alongside and conducted in collaboration with Media Evolution, a media cluster with over 350 member companies based in Malmö.This facilitates a crossover between the academic and professional worlds and allows students to develop skills in both areas throughout their studies. Throughout the duration of the programme you will get the chance to meet a number of international guest lecturers from universities all across the world, further adding to the global relevance of the programme.

The first and second semester

The first semester focuses on examining key themes in communication studies and on how todays' creative industries operate. During the second semester, you will learn more about the possibilities of collaborative media. The year ends with a (one-year, 15 credits) master's thesis.

Malmö University also offers the two-year master's programme Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media and Creative Industries, 120 credits. Read more

The pedagogical approach

The programme, which is web-based and full-time, makes education available to students globally and offers a unique blend of distance and campus based learning. The seminars are compulsory, and you can either attend in Malmö or online. This approach makes it possible for international students to enrol in the programme without having to relocate, leading to a diverse and intercultural student body that increases the opportunities for students to form transnational networks and to benefit from international lecturers. 

The programme is hosted on an online platform through which communication between students and lecturers takes place and where student projects are uploaded. As the main theme of the programme is collaborative media, this pedagogical approach leaves room for experimentation, and students are encouraged to use collaborative media during the learning process. 

What can I do with my degree?

After graduating, you will have the qualifications necessary to work in media and communication. The skill sets and knowledge you develop during your studies are valuable to the fast-growing creative indutries. Companies, governments and organisations are other possible employers as they become increasingly dependent on communication and media in their activities. This programme is for those who want to take an active role in the development of the media field. It also provides a foundation for further, post-graduate studies. 

 

Interviews

Selection

Once you have completed your application and included your academic credentials and English proficiency, you need to submit a supporting document for selection to the programme.

The deadline for submitting the documents for autumn semester 2019 is February 1st. We only accept submissions that use the document form below.

 

To complete your application follow these steps:

  • Create an account and apply to the programme via Universityadmissions.se.
  • Upload your documentation as a pdf on Universityadmissions.se or send it by post. You will need to document both a bachelor's degree in a relevant field and English proficiency to be considered eligible for the programme. Applicants in their final year who will receive their diploma before the programme starts can also apply, but must follow specific instructions.
  • Upload your supporting document online through your account at Universityadmissions.se. The supporting document consists of two parts: a brief description of your experiences relating to the field of Media and Communication studies that prepare you for studies in the programme, ans a Letter of Intent where you describe your motivation and objectives behind applying to the programme.
  • Fill out the form below to complete the application process with supporting documents. 

Download the document to fill in here

Save your document and upload it to your account on Universityadmissions.se. You can also send it by post. See Universityadmissions.se for more information.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2019

Programme Code:
HAMKE revision 5
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
17 October 2013
Date of ratification:
14 September 2016
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
14 September 2016

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree (180 credits) or equivalent in social sciences, humanities, arts or design studies.
General eligibility + the equivalent of Swedish higher secondary school English course B.

Organisation

The programme aims to advance the students' scientific knowledge and skills in media and communication studies. The programme is established in the research profile of new media, public spheres and forms of expression.

The programme is designed to provide students with the requisite skills to work in media and communication - at companies, government agencies, and organisations that specifically have media and communication as their main field of activity, and at companies, government agencies and organisations that depend on media and communications in order to achieve their goals. The programme also gives students eligibility to pursue further studies in the field.

The programme comprises 60 credits. It is web-based and taught in English. Upon completion of the education, the student shall have acquired at least 30 credits in their main field of media and communication studies.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2019:
Autumn 2019 - Semester 1
Spring 2020 - Semester 2

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
In order to receive a master's degree in Media and Communication Studies, students shall demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding of media and communication studies, including both an overview of the field, in-depth knowledge of specific parts of the field, and insight into current research and development work; and
  • specialised methodological knowledge in media and communication studies.
Competencies and skills
In order to receive a master's degree in Media and Communication Studies, students shall demonstrate:
  • the ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information;
  • the ability to independently identify and formulate research problems, plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames;
  • the ability, both verbally and in writing, to report clearly and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these conclusions are based in dialogue with different audiences; and
  • the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in another qualified capacity.
Evaluation and approach
In order to receive a master's degree in Media and Communication Studies, students shall demonstrate:
  • the ability to make assessments in relation to relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and to demonstrate awareness of the ethical aspects of research and development work;
  • insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how research is used; and
  • the ability to identify personal needs for further knowledge and take responsibility for their ongoing learning.

Degree

Master's degree (60 credits).

Master of Arts (60 credits) in Media and Communication Studies.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Enquiries about the master's programme should be directed to mcs@mah.se.

If you have questions about admission requirements or documentation, please contact the Admissions Office at Malmö University: admissions@mah.se / +46 40 665 75 00.

Application

02 September 2019 100% Distance (Malmö) Application code: mau-92010

International application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 100000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 100000 SEK

Application deadline 15 January

Apply

03 September 2018 100% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 100000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 100000 SEK