Master of Science in Social Media and Web Technologies

General

Program Description

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

This master program provides a balanced combination of theoretical perspectives and applied knowledge. In particular, it offers an 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 program 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 program 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's 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 program syllabus.

Click here for the distance program syllabus.

Career

Upon completion of the program, 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 a specialization in Social Media and Web Technologies. Major subject: Media Technology.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. Read less
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