Contemporary digital media such as the Internet, the mobile phone, the computer and social media (Wikipedia, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc.) shape our everyday lives, working lives, economy, politics and culture.
The goal of this programme is to introduce and develop a critical and reflective perspective on the role of digital media in society. The programme focuses on the economic, political, cultural and organisational impacts of digital media.
The Masters programme provides students with an advanced level of knowledge and skills in the empirical research methods, theories and ethical reasoning that are important for investigating and analysing digital media in working life and organisations.The programme also offers a solid foundation and preparation for doctoral research in the area of digital media and society. While not a practical programme, it does offer advanced knowledge that prepares the student for a career as a digital media professional. It teaches creative and critical thinking capacities that are needed by students in their future careers and for becoming individuals who seek to contribute to shaping and creating a good society.
The four core courses are:
Digital Media, Culture and Society
Digital Media and Organisation
Global Perspectives on Social Change and Digital Media
Digital Media, Participation and Agency
The four skills courses cover:
Philosophy of Science and Methodology
Social Science Methods and Research Design
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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