Media and Communication Studies: Master's (Two-year) Thesis

Summary

Admission requirements

KK640B-Media and Communication Studies: Key Themes in Media and Communication Studies, KK641B-Media and Communication Studies: Understanding the Creative Industries,
KK642B-Media and Communication Studies: Collaborative Media,
KK643B-Media and Communication Studies: Research Methodology,
KK644B-Media and Communication Studies: Master’s (One-Year) Thesis,
KK645B-Media and Communication Studies: Making Use of the Media: Activism, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and
KK646B-Media and Communication Studies: Visualizing and Prototyping the Media.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2019, spring 2018

Course Code:
KK649A revision 2.1
Level of specialisation
A2E
Main fields of study:
Media and Communications Science
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
15 November 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
15 January 2018
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 November 2017

Entry requirements

KK640B-Media and Communication Studies: Key Themes in Media and Communication Studies, KK641B-Media and Communication Studies: Understanding the Creative Industries,
KK642B-Media and Communication Studies: Collaborative Media,
KK643B-Media and Communication Studies: Research Methodology,
KK644B-Media and Communication Studies: Master’s (One-Year) Thesis,
KK645B-Media and Communication Studies: Making Use of the Media: Activism, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and
KK646B-Media and Communication Studies: Visualizing and Prototyping the Media.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course can be part of the degree requirements for a master's degrees.

Purpose

A scientific study is conducted in the course, which is reported in the form of an academic thesis. Selection of the problem, methodology and theoretical framework is carried out in consultation with the supervisor. The student must collect/create empirical material and carry out an in-depth study of some part of the media and communication field in the degree project. The student must also critically and constructively evaluate and discuss the degree projects written by others.

Contents

The student works with the support of a supervisor to author an academic paper. The thesis must include an analysis of a scientific problem relevant to the subject (Media and Communication Studies). The degree project must include a description and critical discussion of previous research, selected theories, methodology and results. The problem must be investigated using scientific methods. The work is presented and discussed at a seminar.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course students shall:
1) demonstrate in-depth knowledge of research issues in media and communication studies and identify research gaps to be filled by their own study
2) be able to identify and formulate appropriate research questions and identify appropriate methodological and theoretical approaches to find answers to those questions
3) be able to design and carry out a research project with relevance to the field of media and communication using relevant theoretical framework
4) demonstrate the ability to search for, collect, evaluate and critically interpret relevant literature and empirical material
5) be able to critically discuss research literature, their results and implications to society
6) have the ability verbally and in writing to communicate the research project to the academic target group
7) demonstrate the ability to make scientific, social and ethical assessments
8) demonstrate the ability to identify the need for further knowledge

Learning activities

Teaching is conducted as lectures, seminars and supervision. The course is web-based.

Assessments

Course examination through an academic thesis which is presented and defended at a seminar (assessment for all criteria); 2) an oral and written opposition to another student’s thesis (assessment for criteria 8), all of which need to be completed for 15 credits.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials

The reading list is individualised, depending on the choice of subject.

Course evaluation

Written course evaluation carried out at the end of the course.

Contact

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

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö högskola,

Application

21 January 2019 - 09 June 2019 Flexible 50% Distance (Malmö) This course is offered as part of a program

20 January 2020 - 07 June 2020 50% Distance (Malmö) This course is offered as part of a program

15 January 2018 - 03 June 2018 50% Distance (Malmö) This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 21000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 21000 SEK