Implementation of the education

Master's Programme, Media Management, 120 credits (TMMTM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2012

Last edit: 08/03/2013
Approved: 08/03/2013

Structure of the education

This program syllabus, established by the CSC Undergraduate education advisory group 2011-09-07 and then decided by the CSC dean, is valid for students beginning their studies during the academic year 2012/13. Which courses that belong a study year is decided in the fall the year before. Please see ”Study year 1” etc. or the appendices. Changes may occur in the contents of the program and in the KTH regulations, please see 

The academic year has a duration of 40 weeks. The academic year at KTH is divided into four periods. Each period lasts approximately seven weeks. Each period is followed by an exam period.

For details about the structure of the academic year see

The first year in the programme is mainly dedicated to the compulsory courses, but there is space for one elective course. The second year consists of compulsory courses, elective courses, and degree project (30 higher education credits).


The programme is course-based. Lists of courses are included in Appendix 1: Course list

The course goals, prerequisites, contents and examination requirements are found in the course syllabus in the Course and program directory on the KTH student web. For each study year there is a course list.

The programme allows for about 20 higher education credits of higher education elective courses. The choice of elective courses must be accepted by the programme coordinator. 

Some of the courses are given by the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, a collaboration between the Stockholm School of Economics, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm University, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and KTH.

Courses are examined in many ways, for example by home assignments that are presented either using oral presentations or written reports, computer assignments, project work or traditional written exams.

After each course a student evaluation is performed and then analyzed by the teacher in the course analysis document, which is normally published on the web, see the KTH regulations of course analyses

Grading system

Courses in the first and the second cycle are graded on a scale from A to F. A-E are passing grades, A is the highest grade. The grades pass (P) and fail (F) are used for courses under certain circumstances.

Conditions for participation in the programme

Semester enrollment

At the start of each semester the student is required to make a study enrollment for the next semester at My pages.

The study enrollment is required for taking new courses and for study results to be registered.

Approved leave from studies

Approved leave from studies means that the student does not participate in the education during at least one study period.  The student has the right to return to the education at a time agreed upon, and has the right to participate in the examination of non-finished courses.

Application for an approved leave is done on according to instructions from the CSC program office. When the student decides to return to the education, he/she is required to re-enroll to the studies.

Approved leave from studies is not granted during study year 1. Exceptions may be made if there are extraordinary reasons.

Selection of track is done according to instructions from the CSC school.

Selection of courses

The student is required to apply for admission to all courses he/she wishes to take during the next semester. The student is responsibe for having the recommended prerequisites.  The application for admission to a course is done according to instructions from the CSC school no later than

  • May 15th for the fall semester
  • November 15th for the spring semester

Applications made after this date are only granted if there are vacancies in the courses. Applications to language courses with prerequisites should be preceded by a qualification test. 

In a few courses, the number of participants is limited. Selection is done by the school responsible for the course.

A student may only take courses that are included in the study plan.

Course registration

The student must register with the school responsible for the course at the start of each course, and also report to the school responsible for the course if the studies are discontinued.

Registration to a course requires formal acceptance to the course (by the school responsible for the course). Applications should be according to instructions from the CSC school. 

Promotion to second year

At least 45 ECTS credits have to be completed during the first academic year in order for the student to be promoted to the second year of the program.

Students who do not fulfill these requirements must  – in cooperation with the CSC program office – make an individual study plan for continued studies. 

Please see the KTH regulations:

Recognition of previous academic studies

Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, credits for previous studies can be transferred according to the local policy of KTH, see

Studies abroad

Under certain circumstances, and in agreement with the programme director, studies may be conducted at other universities in Sweden or outside Sweden. Credits can be received according to the local policy of KTH, see

Degree project

Students admitted to the program are required to perform an individual study in the form of a degree project corresponding to 30 higher education credits. At least 60 higher education credits must be completed before the start of the degree project, at least 30 of these should be second cycle courses within the specialization in the main field of study.

It is the student’s responsibility to find a suitable project task, with assistance from KTH.

More information about the rules for degree projects at KTH can be found at

For students on a Master of science of engineering program not only the requirements set by the selected Master program to begin the degree project apply but also the requirements from the Master of science of engineering program.


The Degree of Master of Science is obtained after completion of the Media Management program. The programme is designed so that students, at the time of receiving the degree, fulfils the national Degree Ordinance and has completed courses corresponding to a total of 120 higher education credits, where:

  • at least 90 higher education credits belong to the second cycle, of which 60 higher education credits (including a 30-credit degree project) are in-depth studies in the main field of study.

Students must apply for the degree and also show proof of their basic degree (Bachelor or similar).

See the local degree policy

Degree name
Degree of Master of Science
Teknologie masterexamen