Media is an umbrella field that is consistently changing and I believed this could be an opportunity to combine the two subjects that I am the most interested in: the digital and the cultural landscape. I have been right so far.

Deliana, student

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

Summary

The field of media is constantly shifting and in the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Digital media of today 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.
Supporting document
You must submit a supporting document in order to be admitted to the programme. More information can be found under the tab ‘Selection’.

Admission requirements

Degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or equivalent in social sciences, humanities, arts or design studies.

General eligibility + the equivalent of English course B in Swedish higher secondary school.

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 the consumers but also the creators and distributors of media. Digital media of today is 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’.

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What will I learn?

The two-year master’s programme in Media and Communication Studies – Culture, Collaborative Media, and Cultural 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 fashion with different types of media while you learn to approach them from a critical perspective.

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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; the knowledge required to produce media texts, both individually and collaboratively. Compared to bachelor-level degrees, this advanced programme has a clear focus on the development of strategic expertise, a skill crucial for those intending to pursue a professional career in media and communication. During the education, you will furthermore obtain an in-depth knowledge of the workings of the 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 you as a student to develop skills in both areas throughout your 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 year

The first year focuses on examining key themes in communication studies. It will also give you a deeper understanding of the creative industries of today and the possibilities with collaborative media. The year ends with the writing of a (one-year, 15 credits) master's thesis. During the second year of the programme, there is the possibility of taking an internship based course. You will furthermore deepen your knowledge in activist, strategic and entrepreneurial approaches to the media, and you will acquire skills in prototyping and visualization. The programme ends with the writing of a second master’s thesis (15 credits).

Malmö University also offers the one-year master's programme Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media and Creative Industries, 60 credits. Read more

The unique 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 this process.

What can I do with my degree?

After graduating, you will have the qualifications necessary to work in media and communication. The skill set and knowledge you develop during your studies are valuable to the fast-growing creative industries. Companies, government, and organisations are other possible employers as they become increasingly dependent on communication and media in their business. This programme is for those of you 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 with your academic credentials and English proficiency, you need to submit a supporting document for selection to the programme.

Deadline to submit the document is May 2:nd, 2017. Only submissions using the document form below are accepted.

Deadline to submit documents in the international application round 2017 has passed.

To complete your application follow the steps below

  1. Create an account and apply to the programme via Universityadmissions.se.
  2. Upload your documentation as a pdf on Universityadmissions.se or send via post. You will need to show both a bachelor 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.
  3. Upload your supporting document online at 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.
  • A Letter of Intent where you describe the purpose and your objectives behind applying to the programme.

Download the document to fill in here

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

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2017

Programme Code:
HAMKV revision 3
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:
18 October 2015

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or equivalent in social sciences, humanities, arts or design studies.

General eligibility + the equivalent of English course B in Swedish higher secondary school.

Organisation

The programme aims to significantly 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 perform work in media and communication - at companies, government agencies, and organisations that specifically have media and communication as its field of activity, and at companies, government agencies and organisations that depend on media and communications in order to conduct its business. The programme also gives eligibility to further studies in the field.

The programme comprises 120 credits. It is web-based and is taught in English.On completion of the education the student shall have acquired at least 60 credits in the main field media and communication studies.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2017:
Autumn 2017 - Semester 1
Spring 2018 - Semester 2
Autumn 2018 - Semester 3
Spring 2019 - Semester 4

Learning outcomes

After completing the programme students should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media and communication studies, including both a broad knowledge of the field and significantly deeper knowledge of specific parts of the field as well as deeper insight into current research and development work

2) demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in media and communication studies

Competence and skills

3) demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information

4) demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate issues and to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work

5) demonstrate the ability verbally and in writing, both nationally and internationally, to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences

6) demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity

Judgement and approach

7) demonstrate the ability in media and communication studies to make assessments in relation to relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work

8) demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used

9) demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her on going learning

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Degree of Master of Arts (120 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 Masters programme in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries should be directed to mcs@mah.se.

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

 

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

Application

28 August 2017 100% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 100000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 200000 SEK

28 August 2017 100% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 100000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 200000 SEK

29 August 2016 Flexible 100% Distance (Malmö)

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 80000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 160000 SEK