Media Technology: Strategic Media Development, Master's Programme (Two-Year)

Programme - second cycle - 120 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2021

Programme Code:
TASME revision 2
Swedish name:
Medieteknik: Strategisk medieutveckling, masterprogram
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
17 June 2019
Date of ratification:
25 August 2020
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
30 August 2021

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.

Organisation

The program consists of four semesters during which students gradually develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed in in the rapidly changing media-technology context.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2021:
Autumn 2021 - Semester 1
Spring 2022 - Semester 2
Autumn 2022 - Semester 3
Spring 2023 - Semester 4

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate a broad understanding of the field of media technology, and an advanced knowledge of media technology development, with a particular emphasis on strategic innovation, research and development.
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of methodologies in the field of Media Technology.
Competence and abilities
By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • critically and systematically integrate knowledge in order to analyze, assess and manage complex problems and situations, particularly in situations with limited access to information,
  • critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate research problems, as well as plan and carry out advanced tasks within given time frame,
  • clearly communicate and discuss research findings, knowledge created, and any underlying arguments to different audiences, nationally and internationally, both in writing and orally,
  • demonstrate skills required to independently participate in research or development work.
Evaluation abilities and approach
By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • evaluate media technologies in relation to relevant scientific, societal, and ethical considerations, and show awareness of ethical aspects of research and development,
  • show insights into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society, and the responsibilities related to its use,
  • identify the need for further knowledge and take responsibility for continuous knowledge development.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master of Science (120 credits) in Media Technology.
To earn a master’s degree in Media Technology, students must complete 120 ECTS credits, at least 105 ECTS of which must be within the Media Technology major. This includes 30 ECTS of master’s thesis. All required courses must be passed. In addition, students must hold Bachelor degree with minimum 180 ECTS or equivalent.

Other Information

The prerequisites for admission to each individual course are provided in the respective syllabi.
This document is a translation of a Swedish source text.