The course takes place in period

  • 1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)
  • 2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)
  • 3 (2020-01-01 to 2020-03-22)
  • 4 (2020-03-23 to 2020-07-31)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

30 cr

Competency aims

A research seminar will be organized. The aim of the seminar is to provide the student feedback and guidance that will help him/her to finalize the thesis.

Learning outcomes

The student will have first hand experience of conducting applied research in media management.

Course contents

The master's thesis project consists of a development project, possibly for a client or the student's employer, and a thesis report with key results of the development project. Students can start to develop the thesis project already in the beginning of the program. In the thesis seminar, the student is provided with guidance related to scientific writing and research methodology. Every student needs to make a seminar presentation and also to act as an opponent for a another presentation.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

See pre-assignments on itslearning.

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Additional information

The form of a Master Thesis in media management at Arcada is similar to a research article in communication studies. The length of such articles are 7000-10000 words. The thesis should at least include the following elements: 1) The relevance of the problem, 2) description of relationship to existing knowledge, 3) Research question or hypothesis, 4) description of research method, 5) Results and 6) Discussion.

Recommended or required reading

- students read and comment each others texts. - Every student will conduct a literature review for the thesis. - Bui, Yvonne N. (2014) How to write a master's thesis. SAGE. - Machi, Lawrence A. & McEvoy, Brenda T. (2012) The literature review: Six steps to success. - -

Study activities

  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

The thesis is examined by two examiners.


  • Kelly Owen
  • Nylund Mats
  • Träskman Tomas


Nylund Mats

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Group size

No limit (19 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-09-17 to 2019-12-31

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-25 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2019-10-30 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2019-12-11 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2020-02-12 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2020-03-18 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2020-04-22 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master
2020-05-13 16:30 - 20:00 B517 Master

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