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 2018

Programme Code:
HAMKV revision 4.1
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.


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



For programme with start Autumn 2018:
Autumn 2018 - Semester 1
Spring 2019 - Semester 2
Autumn 2019 - Semester 3
Spring 2020 - Semester 4

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 broad knowledge of the field and significantly deeper knowledge of specific parts of the field, as well as in-depth insight into current research and development work; and
  • demonstrate 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 critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information;
  • the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate research problems, to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames, thereby contributing to the formation of knowledge as well as honing the ability to evaluate this work;
  • the ability, both verbally and in writing, and both nationally and internationally, 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 autonomous 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 also 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.


Master's Degree (120 credits).

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