Industrial Design - Master's Programme
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 consist of individual industrial design projects 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.
- Full list of courses in this programme: http://kurser.lth.se/lot/?prog=MID&val=program&lang=en
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 assignments in Lund will be given.
- Introduction study tour 4 days (mandatory) - takes place during study week 1, all cost covered by the programme.
- Study tour NASA, Houston U.S. 2 weeks (optional) - normally during the third semester as part of one of the industrial design projects.
- Exhibitions (optional) - normally three exhibitions outside Lund during year 1 or 2: Exhibition DMY (Berlin), Stockholm Furniture Fair (Sweden) and Milano Fair (Italy).
Please note: Field trips may be subject to cancellation/alteration due to unforeseeable circumstances, such as natural disasters and/or visa denial.
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/
International Master Coordinator:
Cecilia Nilsson, +46 (0)46 222 97 22, Email: id [at] master [dot] lth [dot] se
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.
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.
Start Autumn semester 2018
daytime Lund, full time 100%
September 3, 2018 - June 7, 2020
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.
*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 portfolio, a portfolio summary page, a statement of purpose and a CV when you apply for this programme. For detailed instructions, please read more here.
Please note that these programme-specific documents should be submitted directly to Lund University (not to University Admissions in Sweden).
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 420 000
First payment: SEK 105 000
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.
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 Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
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.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile
- US student finance
- Canada and UK student finance