Master of Science in Social Media and Web Technologies

Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology

Program Description

Master of Science in Social Media and Web Technologies

Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology

Department: Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Level: Second Level

Teaching Language: English

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 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 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.

Your future

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.


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

Fields of interest: Media Technology, Computer Science/IT


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

Tuition fee

Tuition fee first semester: SEK 62,500

Tuition fee whole programme: SEK 250,000

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Also offered by distance education

Meetings: In some courses there may be some mandatory meetings, but these are held online.

Information Technology: Access to a computer with internet access (broadband), webcam and microphone are required.
Miscellaneous: All teaching is online with sessions via Adobe Connect.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus or Online
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
250,000 SEK
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