Master's Programme in Industrial Design - Design for All

Mid Sweden University

Program Description

Master's Programme in Industrial Design - Design for All

Mid Sweden University

Every person is unique – and we see that as a great advantage. In the International Master’s programme Design for all, these differences are our starting point. We have developed a method where we bring the users who have the strongest and most demanding needs into the design process. This method has proven to be very effective in terms of innovative design solutions. The programme is developed for students who are curious and want to join us in developing our environment with high ethical and aesthetic ambitions.

Design for all is a vision of a world where everybody can take part and experience a high quality of life. It is a world where our differences are what makes this possible. We are looking for students who want to be part of a creative development of advanced and sustainable design solutions. As a student of the Design for all programme, you will join a programme in which we emphasize.


Creativity and problem solving methodology

Critical evaluation of existing solutions and analysing the special needs of the most demanding user groups precedes the development and design of innovative solutions for human well-being. This means that in the design process, you will use advanced methods to understand the core of the problem and define its structure. You will also examine relevant systems and different ways of including external knowledge.

User centred Design for all process

In the user centred process, we involve different target groups in a thought-out way to gather facts during each step of the development process. Various empirical methods lead to a profound understanding of each user’s needs. We also offer a unique research lab, where students can investigate physical and mental effects of different design solutions.

Sustainability effects

Our programme pays special attention to the long-term environmental, social and economic effects of design solutions. The aim is to seek and implement a no-waste cradle-to-cradle ethic in terms of diversity, equality and democracy as well as the quality of life.

Multidisciplinary and international orientation

With our origin in industrial design, our programme seeks interdisciplinary interaction and exchange. We collaborate closely with Design for all organizations, related industries, institutions and the public sector locally, nationally and internationally.

Entry requirements
Degree of Bachelor in Industrial Design, or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, of at least 180 Credits, or equivalent, with at least 60 Credits (60 ECTS) in Industrial Design. Successful completion of the work sample. English course 5/English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.


The selection process from those who meet the entry requirements is based on the results of the work samples and home assignment.

For more information about the application process:

You apply to this programme as usual at In addition to applying at you must complete the home assignment and work samples and send it to us. You find the home assignment and the application process here. For further information and questions, please contact


Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits). Masterexamen med huvudområdet industridesign, translated into Degree of Master of Arts (120 credits) with a major in Industrial Design.

After the programme

After having completed the programme, you will be able to work with innovative design of products, environments, different kind of aids, systems and services from a Design for all perspective. You will also have the knowledge to run or participate in multidisciplinary development and applied research projects.

Specialists in this field have excellent chances to find a job at a large-scale enterprise or design office, start up their own consulting firm or to teach.

Price info available on: Please notice that European citizen are exempted from paying fees.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated July 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Jan. 15, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Sundsvall
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price -

International Master program in industrial design - Design for All