Information Systems - Master's Programme (One Year)
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.
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 programme coordinator Linda Öberg: master [at] ics.lu.se
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.
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.
Start Autumn semester 2017
daytime Lund, full time 100%
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.
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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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 120 000
First payment: SEK 60 000
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
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