The programme focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies.

This master programme provides a balanced combination of theoretical perspectives and applied knowledge. In particular, it offers in-depth understanding of online communities and the technical environments in which they interact. You will develop the skills required for creating innovative solutions and tools that use the web and mobile technologies for supporting these communities.

The programme consists of a number of general courses within the field of media technology, combined with specialized ones that explore the latest topics and state of the art knowledge within social media and web technologies. These courses cover areas such as web technologies, design, and interaction, social media, and IT business. The program is well suited for those of you who have a basic understanding of, and practical skill in working with basic web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (and perhaps also server-side techniques such as PHP, Python, ASP.NET or Ruby ), and are looking to elevate those skills to a more advanced level with special interest towards social media.

The expertise and skills you acquire will enable you to identify, manage and solve technical, organizational and design aspects related to the global digital media and Internet market. Furthermore, the programme provides a solid academic foundation for postgraduate studies by implementing established research methods and practices in all courses. During the last semester, you will write a master thesis.


Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Media Technology, Informatics, Computer Science or similar fields (at least 15 credits should be in programming related courses).
  • English B/6 or the equivalent.


Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.


Syllabus

Click here for the on-campus programme syllabus.

Click here for the distance programme syllabus.


Career

Upon completion of the programme, you will be able to work at positions such as web developer, interaction designer, IT strategist or new media editor at different companies or at large international corporations. You can also continue with research studies leading towards a doctoral degree.


Degree

Master of Science (two years) with specialization in Social Media and Web Technologies. Major subject: Media Technology.

Program taught in:
English

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