Information Systems - Master's Programme (One Year)
Master's programme · 1 year · 60 credits
The Master’s in Information Systems provides you with outstanding career opportunities. After graduation, you can pursue a career that links technology, people and business. You can seek positions such as: IT consultant, IS designer, IT project manager, business and systems analyst, business process engineer and business intelligence analyst.
We offer you a world-class programme that provides you with the tools and skills to understand the design of information systems that address important organisational and societal challenges.
This programme provides you with the tools and skills to understand the design of information systems that address important organisational and societal challenges. In this programme you will learn how information technologies (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to achieve strategic goals, and how to design and develop modern information systems which are flexible to the goals and needs of the organisation. You will gain a deeper understanding of the wider business context of information systems, how digitalisation affects organisations and the relationship between IT, innovation and sustainability.
The courses are designed to help you practice the theory, models and tools on real and complex problems in information systems, as well as its design and development. You will also learn how to participate in and manage IS-related change and innovation projects in national and international contexts.
International Master Class
Students with exceptional study results during the first semester may compete for seats at the International Master Class (IMC) programme. An International Master Class is a highly competitive opportunity to go on an exchange semester after finishing your Master’s studies at LUSEM.
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.
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.
Open for applicationsApplication opportunities
This programme is open for applications from 16 October to 15 January.
Phone: +46 46-222 39 88
Email: master [at] ics [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 credits of courses in Information Systems. These must include: 1) Foundations and Role of Information Systems, 2) Systems Analysis and Design, 3) Data and Information, 4) Human-Computer Interaction, and 5) Organisation and Information Systems. English 6.
Courses of at least 60 credits in information systems mentioned above can be included in the Bachelor's degree but do not have to be included in any degree. For applicants not having courses named as above, must consider to include a course syllabus (or similar) in the application, to demonstrate the fulfilment of the specific requirements.
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Bachelor's or Master's studies in Sweden:
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 that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- 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 the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof that you are in the final year of your Bachelor's (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is 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. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
* Svensk student?
Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se
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. See the School of Economics and Management website for further instructions.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 135 000
First payment: SEK 67 500
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 when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
- Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se
- Convert currency – xe.com
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or doctoral/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.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Master's level.
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.