Media Technology: Strategic Media Development, Master’s Programme (One-Year)

Summary

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Media Technology or Degree of Engineering in Media Technology, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English Course B/English 6 and Mathematics Course B/Mathematics 2a/2b/2c in Swedish secondary school.

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2016

Programme Code:
TAMEA revision 2
Swedish name:
Medieteknik: Strategisk medieutveckling, magisterprogram
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
19 June 2014
Date of ratification:
30 September 2015
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2016

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Media Technology or Degree of Engineering in Media Technology, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English Course B/English 6 and Mathematics Course B/Mathematics 2a/2b/2c in Swedish secondary school.

Organisation

Based on media technology the student is expected to be able to drive activities related to work of change, in relation to social, economic, and technical aspects, and the theoretical and practical preconditions under which new media technologies evolve. This provides the students with the prerequisites to successfully develop and lead future businesses in the rapidly changing field of media technology. After completing the programme, students should be well prepared to understand and manage different kinds of media-technology innovations and strategic development in their future professional careers in industry or academia.

During the first semester, students develop their knowledge, skills and capability for working with drivers of change in the media with regard to the strategic models, value-adding processes and motivations, in relation to challenges of new media-technology innovations and market needs. This is mainly performed through the course Media Technology: Strategic Cross-Media Development, by applying theories, models and methods in practice-based cases. Advancements in decision-making and critical thinking in relation to changing processes in media technology are developed in the course Statistics, critical analysis and decision making. In this course models and theories of critical analysis and decision-making are applied on cases related to the course described above, in addition to knowledge and ability to apply statistical analysis and tools. This knowledge is then applied in the course Media Technology: Theory of Science and Research Methodology through skills in using quantitative methods. Additionally, in order to provide a sound basis for the final thesis, in this course the students also extend their knowledge and ability in how to formulate research questions, critically gathering information, choosing research methodology, and evaluate results. Finally, the above knowledge is applied and evaluated in the course Media Technology: Master’s Thesis which students study in semester two, through an independent thesis work. Detailed description of the contents of each course can be find in the syllabus for each course.

Content

Courses

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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
On completion of the Master’s programme in Media Technology the student shall demonstrate:

  • deepened knowledge and understanding of media technology, including an overview of the field and advanced knowledge in new media technologies and multi-channel publishing in relation to strategic innovation efforts, as well as insight into current research and development
  • deepened knowledge of methodologies used in Media Technology
Skills and abilities
On completion of the Master’s programme in Media Technology the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
  • integrate knowledge and to analyse, evaluate and handle complex problems and situations also with limited information
  • independently identify and formulate problems, as well as plan and, by using suitable methods, carry out advanced tasks within given time frames
  • orally and in writing clearly present and discuss one’s conclusions and the knowledge and the arguments these are based upon, in dialog with different groups
  • apply the skills that are required to participate in research and development work, or to work with other qualified tasks
Judgement and Approach
On completion of the Master’s programme in Media Technology the student shall demonstrate:
  • capability, within the area of Media Technology, to make judgments taking into consideration relevant scientific, societal, and ethical aspects, as well as, showing consciousness of ethical aspects of research and development
  • understanding of the possibilities and limitation of science, its role in society, and the responsibility of its use
  • ability to identify one’s needs of additional knowledge and to take responsibility for one’s progress within the area

Degree

Master's Degree (60 credits).

Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a Major in Media Technology.

Other Information

Admission requirements for semester two is shown in the syllabus for the course ME604A Media Technology: Master’s Thesis (One Year).

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the department Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Dorota Gorna, Career Service
Phone: 040-6657037
Samuel Andersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657759
Sara Leckner, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657129