Interactive Media Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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The aim of the Interactive Media Technology programme from KTH Royal Institute of Technology is to establish a practical and theoretical basis for the design, development and evaluation of interactive products, services and media technology. The programme has a close working relationship with local industry and equips you for an international career. 


Interactive Media Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The first year starts with a course introducing the theory, core technology and practices related to the various specializations offered within the programme. In parallel to the introduction, students take a course in research methodology required for advanced studies in the field. After this introduction, students choose one of the four specializations that are closely connected to research groups at CSC.

The programme also consist of 30 credits (one term) of elective courses which you can choose from a wide range of courses within Media technology and Interaction design, to specialize further in your field of interest or broaden to new areas.

The specializations offered are:
  • Visual Media

This track provides specialized knowledge of methods, technologies and tools for interactive graphics and visualization. The track covers a wide range of applicability from game design, over crowd simulation to interactive infographics.

  • Sonic Media

This track approaches the whole sound and music communication chain from a multidisciplinary point of view by providing knowledge of the latest research results, methods, technologies and tools. This includes principles of sound in interaction, use of audio feedback in sport, rehabilitation and therapy, sonification, communication of emotions, perception and analysis of body motion.

  • Physical Interaction

Students learn to develop interactive systems with modern development methodology, focusing on setups that require specific attention to physical, tangible and embodied aspects.

  • Human-Computer Interaction

The track provides a specialization in the technology related to social media, such as the handling and analysis of large information flows (big data), designed for dynamic web and mobile devices, as well as knowledge about the human and social aspects of modern information technology.


After graduation you can pursue careers, for example as Developer, Technical Lead, Interaction Designer, UX specialist, Technical Director, Producer or Project Manager in the broad IT and Media Industries. You can also pursue a career in industrial research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree. The programme will also prepare you for further studies at PhD level.

Former students have found work at companies such as Spotify, DICE, Skype, Netlight Consulting, Tobii, and Voddler. Among our alumnis we also have several founders of companies within the media and IT sector, including Prezi and SoundCloud, and several successful consultancy firms such as Prototyp and Ocean Observations.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Media Technology and Interaction Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction, Research Seminar
  • Program Integrating Course in Interactive Media Technology
  • Human Perception for Information Technology
  • Research Methodology
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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).

  • Minimum required score:


    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).

Academic Requirements

To be considered eligible for the programme you must fulfil both the general and specific admission requirements. The general admission requirements are the same for all programmes at KTH while the programme specific requirements vary between the programmes.

Programme specific admission requirements

A Bachelor´s degree, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, including courses corresponding to the KTH courses DD1310 Programming Techniques and DD1320 Applied Computer Science.

Programme specific documents

In addition to the general documents required, the following set of documents is required for the Master's programme in Interactive Mediatechnology:

  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16087.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Every year a limited number of KTH Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence. Recipients of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory.

Applications for the KTH Scholarship for studies beginning in autumn will be open December 1 - January 15.

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