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

Programme - second cycle - 120/120 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2016

Programme Code:
HAMKV revision 2
Date of establishment:
17 October 2013
Date of ratification:
18 October 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
29 August 2016
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
17 October 2013

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor (180 credits) or equivalent in subjects relevant for media and communication studies. Examples of relevant subjects include, but are not limited to: media and communication studies, cultural studies, film studies, literature, graphic design, visual communication, stage production, media production or fine arts.
General eligibility + the equivalent of English course B in Swedish higher secondary school.


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.



For programme with start Autumn 2016:
Autumn 2016 - Semester 1
Spring 2017 - Semester 2
Autumn 2017 - Semester 3
Spring 2018 - 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


Master's Degree (120 credits).

Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) in Media and Communication Studies.