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Information Systems - Master's Programme (One Year)

Master's programme1 year60 credits
The Master's in Information Systems provides you with outstanding career opportunities. After graduation you can pursue careers all over the world in positions such as: systems architect, IS/IT consultant, IS designer, IS/IT project manager, UX designer, business and system analyst, business process engineer, systems analyst and business intelligence analyst.

We offer you a world class programme that provides you with the tools and skills to design, develop and implement systems that solve important organisational and societal problems.

You will learn how information and communication technologies can be used to achieve strategic goals. Emphasis is put on how to design and develop modern information systems, which are mobile and flexible to the goals and needs of the organisation. You will gain a deeper understanding of the wider business context of information systems and how they should be designed to reach sound technical performance and interaction qualities, such as usability.

The courses are designed to help you practise the theory, models and tools on real and complex problems in information systems, as well as its design and development. The programme is capabilities-driven, where you acquire specific valuable design capabilities and skills within the area of information systems. You will be expected to demonstrate the skills and ability to design information systems in order to achieve improvements and innovative change in organisations and society. You will learn how to apply theories, design methods and tools for the development of information systems. You will also learn how to participate in and manage IS-related change and innovation projects in national and international contexts.

In a national audit of degree programmes, our Master’s programme in Informations Systems received the highest quality grade available. If you want a career as the link between technology, people and business goals, then look no further – this is the programme for you!

Graduates are in high demand as organisations rely on information systems experts to understand, design and develop systems that help them remain competitive in today's global marketplace.

Career prospects

The programme prepares you for a career in international firms and organisations as, for example, systems architect, IS/IT consultant, IS designer, IS/IT project manager, UX designer, business and system analyst, business process engineer, systems analyst and software engineer.

Former students have found work at companies such as Goldman Sachs, Tetra Pak, Capgemini, IBM, Microsoft, Sony Mobile, Ericsson, PWC, IKEA, Sigma, Qlick, Accenture and EY. Some graduates have also started their own businesses.

The programme is also an excellent preparation for PhD studies.

More information can be found at http://lusem.lu.se/study/masters/programmes/information-systems

Contact

Lund University School of Economics and Management, LUSEM
Tycho Brahes väg 1, 223 63 Lund
Box 7080, 220 07 Lund

Contact programme coordinator Linda Öberg: master [at] ics [dot] lu [dot] se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits of IS related courses. These must include: 1) Foundations and Role of IS, 2) Systems Analysis and Design, 3) Data and Information, 4) Human-Computer Interaction, and 5) Organisation and IS. English 6/English course B.

Selection criteria

Based on previous university/college studies and Statement of Purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

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Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 23, 2017 - June 17, 2018

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a CV and a statement of purpose when you apply to this programme. For further instructions, see the School of Economics and Management website.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000

First payment: SEK 60 000

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

 

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Lund University's 350th Jubilee Scholarship

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! Compete to win a scholarship in our 350th Jubilee Scholarship competition. The scholarship is open to non-EU/EEA students applying for a Master’s degree programme at Lund University.

Compete for a scholarship at www.lund350scholarship.com

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations