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Industrial Design student Lund University

Industrial Design - Master's Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The Master’s programme in Industrial Design focuses on three themes: Living and Behaviour, Form and Technology, or Man and Nature. The programme consists of individual industrial design projects, workshops and additional theoretical courses. You will participate in and contribute to the creation of knowledge within the field of design. By organizing exhibitions, seminars and workshops you will communicate your work and participate in the public debate. The School of Industrial Design offers you a creative environment with excellent workshop facilities. As part of a full-scale university, we can offer great opportunities for a multidisciplinary approach through cooperation with other faculties.

The curriculum is flexible, consisting of individual industrial design projects, elective courses and mandatory common academics, which are drawn in from specialised faculties of Lund University. The industrial design projects are chosen from a given thematic repertoire, by modular combination from a selection within the thematic repertoire or by proposition of an individual theme within the framework of the thematic repertoire, monitored in coordination with an elected team of supervisors.

Students will become authorities in their chosen subject, whether in their conceptually creative, strategic or technical capacity. Above all, the Master’s programme in Industrial Design encourages the in-depth debate and deliberation of the discipline.

Study trips

Study trips and exhibitions forms a natural part of the Master's programme in Industrial Design. Except for an introduction study tour in the start of the programme, all trips are optional. If a student is unable to participate in the optional activities, alternative assigments in Lund will be given.

  • Introduction study tour (mandatory) 4 days, study period 1, all cost covered by the programme.
  • Study tour NASA - Houston (optional) One of the design projects involves a two-week study tour to NASA in Houston, normally taking place during the third semester of the programme.
  • Exhibitions (optional) Students normally attend three exhibitions outside Lund during year 1 or 2: Exhibition DMY (Berlin), Stockholm Furniture Fair (Sweden) and Milano Fair (Italy).

Career prospects

On completion of the Master’s degree in Industrial Design, you will be well prepared to continue these discussions in whatever capacity you choose to work, be it designer, entrepreneur, design coordinator, manager or researcher, in the public or private sectors, in a team or as an individual. Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Industrial Design go on to successful careers and can be found at brands such as Google, Ikea, Sony, Tetra Pak, Husqvarna, Haglöfs, Electrolux, H&M, and many more. The Master’s Programme in Industrial Design also provides an excellent platform from which to continue studies at PhD level.

More information can be found at http://www.industrialdesign.lth.se/

Contact

Master's Programme in Industrial Design
Ingvar Kamprad Designcentrum, Sölvegatan 26, Lund

Programme Director:
Anna Persson
International Master Coordinator:
Lykke Jacobson, +46 (0)46 222 72 01, Email: id [at] master.lth.se

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor’s degree with relevance to the applied education. A portfolio of their own work in the field that clearly proves that the applicant has good potential to benefit from the programme. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

The selection is based on the submitted portfolio and at a statement of purpose.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (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.

Apply

Your selection at www.universityadmissions.se

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 7, 2019

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 portfolio, an application summary page, a statement of purpose and a CV when you apply to this programme. For detailed instructions, please read more here.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 420 000

First payment: SEK 105 000

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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

 

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

Scholarship for the Master's Programme in Industrial Design

The Ingvar Kamprad Scholarship is available for students who are applying to the Master's Programme in Industrial Design.