• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The Social Media and Web Technologies master offered at Linnaeus University focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies.

Overview

This Social Media and Web Technologies master offered at Linnaeus University 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 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 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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Theories and Methods
  • Foundations of Computational Media
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Social Media Ecosystems 
  • Web and Mobile Development
  • Cross­-Media Design and Production
  • Internet Architectures 
  • Network Society and Internet Cultures
  • Adaptive and Semantic Web 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11964 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23930 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition fee, first payment: 65,000.00 SEK
  • Tuition fee, total: 260,000.00 SEK

Funding

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