Media Software Design, Master’s programme in Computer Science

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Would you like a career in developing modern media applications? Are you fascinated by cutting-edge technology? Do you want to understand how technology drives business, and learn about factors that make people click?

This Master's programme is aimed at people with a computing background and who are interested in the design, development and impacts of media software. The programme will deepen your understanding of computer science, as well as provide you with many opportunities to work in projects designing software for, for example, e-health, digital games, and physical computing. In addition, you will learn about cross-disciplinary project management and how to commercialize your ideas.

The programme combines two research profiles at Malmö University: Information technology for the society and New media.

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer
Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180
higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.


credits 100%


Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2012

Programme Code:
TAMSD revision 2
Date of establishment:
19 November 2010
Date of ratification:
06 October 2010
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
01 September 2011

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer
Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180
higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.


The programme will give the student an opportunity to deepen her/his knowledge in an area of current interest within Computer Science, as well as knowledge and skills of methodologies for research and development projects within Computer Science.

Semester 1

  • Cooperative Information Systems, 22,5 credits
  • Computer-mediated Collaboration, 7,5 credits
Semester 2
  • Interaction Technology, 7,5 credits
  • Cross-disciplinary Project Management, 7,5 credits
  • Media Design Projects (part 1), 15 credits
Semester 3
  • Media Design Projects (part 2), 15 credits
  • Business Development, 7,5 credits
  • Computer Science: Research Methods, 7,5 credits
Semester 4
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science, 30 credits

In the first three courses the students will learn about concepts and technologies relevant for the design and implementation of software for media applications. This knowledge will then be applied in the course Media Design Projects, which is a single course in two parts. It consists of a number of concrete design and development projects that to a large extent are carried out together with students and researchers from other areas, like Media Technology and Inteaction Design. Experiences from the first of these projects will provide useful input to the course Cross-disciplinary Project Management and the knowledge from that course will, in turn, be applied to the later projects. In the course Business Development, the students will learn how to use their new knowledge and skills for realizing commecial applications. To provide a sound foundation for the Master Thesis course, the students will learn how to formulate research questions, retrieve information, select research method, present the results, etc. in the Research Methods course.


Course list:

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
For a M.Sc. the student shall:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, including having an overview of the area, deepened knowledge in the area of software for media applications, as well as, insight in current research and development
  • demonstrate deepened knowledge of methodologies and research methodologies used in Computer Science
  • be able to describe central concepts in the areas of cooperative information systems, computer-mediated collaboration, and interaction technology
Competence and Skills
For a M.Sc. the student shall:
  • demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, evaluate and handle complex problems and situations also with limited information
  • demonstrate ability to independently identify and formulate problems, as well as, plan and, by using suitable methods, carry out advanced tasks within given time frames
  • demonstrate ability to orally and in writing clearly present and discuss her/his conclusions regarding matters in Computer Science, as well as the knowledge and the arguments which these are based upon in dialog with different groups
  • demonstrate ability to apply the main concepts and technologies in the development of software for media applications
  • demonstrate the skills that are required to participate in research and development work in Computer Science, or to work with other qualified tasks
Judgement and Approach
For a M.Sc. the student shall:
  • demonstrate capability to, within the area of Computer science, with special focus on software for media applications, make judgments taking into consideration relevant scientific, societal, and ethical aspects, as well as, showing consciousness of ethical aspects of research and development
  • demonstrate understanding of the possibilities and limitation of science, its role in society, and the responsibility of its use
  • demonstrate ability to identify her/his needs of additional knowledge and to take responsibility for her/his progress within the area


Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Science


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

Further information

Daniel Spikol, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657630
Fritz Murnau, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657720
Dorota Gorna, Study and Career Adviser
Phone: 040-6657037