What's included?

Current research and practice in media technology and production

During the first year of the programme, you will study the theories and methods of media studies. The courses cover subjects such as canonical texts, the media and culture industries, the media and everyday life and the media and representation, examining contemporary media cultures from a historical perspective. The third semester is devoted to optional courses, which means it is possible for you to study abroad at Södertörn’s partner universities.

You will also study academic English during the first semester. The second semester is dedicated to a module on digital media technologies, including a focus on civic media literacy and algorithmic culture. This semester concludes with a methods course that provides in-depth knowledge of academic methods in media and communications studies. The Master’s dissertation is worth 30 credits; courses and individual tutoring focus on its completion, before it is presented in a final seminar.

Semester 1

Canonical Texts in Media Theory, 7.5 credits; Media and Culture Industries, 7.5 credits; Academic English, 7.5 credits; Media and Everyday life, 7.5 credits

Semester 2

Media and Representation, 7.5 credits; Digital Media Technologies, 15 credits; Methods in Critical Media and Communication Research , 7.5 credits

Semester 3

Optional courses, 22.5 credits; Strategies of Media Research, 7.5 credits;

Semester 4

Media and Communication Studies: Project, 30 credits

Course design

This programme includes a great deal of independent study and is taught through seminars, with grades being awarded on the basis of take-home examinations and oral presentations. Work on the dissertation includes seminars at which you discuss the progress of your work and theoretical and methodological aspects of research with other students, as well as individual tutoring.