Kristianstad University Sweden

Introduction

Kristianstad University was founded in 1977. Today there are about 14,000 students at the campus, situated just 10 minutes from the town centre. On the campus you have access to inspiring meeting places and a wide range of services within a short walking distance.

Our vision is to be the best university in Sweden in training and educating students for their future careers. Students at Kristianstad University acquire not only the knowledge and skills that are most in demand on the labour market but also those that fulfil the needs and requirements of a modern scientific community.

Our students must be equipped for a professional career in which they apply and renew their knowledge and skills; they must be prepared for change and possess good entrepreneurial skills.

Kristianstad University prides itself on close contact with not only its immediate environment but also between students and staff. Focusing on training and education, it has established an excellent reputation for a range of programmes and courses that satisfy the needs of the local as well as national labour market. Several of our programmes are unique in Sweden. Our main programmes comprise education, health science and organisational science.

It is the goal of Kristianstad University to conduct research that is closely connected to and develops our programmes and basic courses; it has won acclaim both nationally and internationally for its high quality.

At Kristianstad University, all working relationships are characterised by openness and respect and are based on social, economic and ecological sustainability.

HKR:s Campus

At the University Campus you can find everything you need within a short walking distance. There is a library, a restaurant, a café, the Student Union, health centre and student dormatories all in one place.

In the middle of the campus you will find a spacious library with study rooms, computer rooms and open spaces where you can read or relax.

HKR in short

Kristianstad University, in southern Sweden, was founded in 1977, but in this region we can trace our roots way back for teacher's training (1835), nurses (1893) and engineers (1912).

  • Kristianstad University was founded in 1977
  • Approximately 14,000 students
  • Approximately 500 employees
  • 7 programmes and 100 courses for international students
  • A total of 45 programmes and 450 courses

About Sweden

Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with varied scenery and a varied climate. From north to south you can find extensive forests, numerous lakes and a long coastline. The landscape as well as the climate change a lot, from the cold and wild regions of the north to the milder and flatter landscape of the south.

About Kristianstad

Situated in the north eastern part of Skåne, Kristianstad is the main centre of the region. The town combines the modern and the old and is situated in an area of great natural beauty. Kristianstad is also known for its cosy cafés, restaurants and shops.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Swedish

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Programs

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Master

Master in Sustainable Water Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Kristianstad

Degradation of water and water resources is a worldwide issue. Given the importance of water to socio-economy, human and ecosystem health, an integrated approach is required if sustainable development is to be achieved. [+]

Why? Degradation of water and water resources is a worldwide issue. Given the importance of water to socio-economy, human and ecosystem health, an integrated approach is required if sustainable development is to be achieved. Who? You can be a Bachelor graduate or a practitioner with either environmental or technical backgrounds. You must be interested in advancing your water management skills, as well as developing your capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and international environment. It is important to note that this Programme does not intend to make an "ecologist" out of an "engineer", or an "engineer" out of an "ecologist". It however explicitly ensures that you deepen your water skills by integrating key knowledge complementary to your own field of study, and by deepening your own professional competences. What? You will acquire an ability to identify, define and discuss the potential impacts human activities have on the various aquatic ecosystems, as well as a capacity to identify, formulate and make a case for suitable water management in both developed and developing economies. You will use both ecological and engineering principles in developing prevention, mitigation and restoration measures that take into consideration socio-economical and public health issues. How? You will deal with problem solving and interdisciplinary cooperation on a daily basis. You will be immersed in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment (over 12 nationalities have so far attended this programme). We use a learning-by-doing approach, so you will have "hands-on" field and laboratory projects, seminar-based discussions and mini-workshops where you will present your own work or that of your team. You can do your thesis work in Sweden or abroad. Curriculum outline Language of instruction is English. All courses are also offered as single-subject course. Diploma Magisterexamen i Vattenvårdsteknik. This is translated in English as Master 1 year in Sustainable Water Management. Career Prospects This curriculum further prepares you to play an important role in water and water related sectors, would it be with municipalities, government organisations or consulting firms, as well as pursuing further graduate studies. Specific Admission Requirements Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) or Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in subjects related to water or water resources; which includes, but is not limited to: environmental sciences, environmental chemistry, physical geography, civil engineering and environmental engineering. Skills in English, both oral and written, equivalent to English B/English 6, must be demonstrated. You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test. Entry requirements and selection Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) or Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in subjects related to water or water resources, for example biology, environmental sciences, physical geography, civil engineering and environmental engineering and English B* or equivalent. *) English B is equivalent to - International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5. - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90. - Cambridge ESOL: Certificate in Advanced English, Diploma of English Studies or Certificate of Proficiency. Selection: Most credits earned [-]

Master Program in Food & Meal Science

Online Part time September 2017 Sweden Kristianstad

The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and development of food and meals for different groups. [+]

The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and development of food and meals for different groups. From the starting point of the meal consumer, relevant research will be reviewed in order for the student to deepen, broaden and update their knowledge, apply it in various activities, and participate in research projects. Structure and content The programme comprises 60 credits. The work placement is an elective course of 7.5 credits. The programme is taught online. Compulsory courses (45 credits) are marked with * * The Complexity of Food Choice: The Public Meal from a Consumer Perspective, 7.5 credits * Food, Overconsumption and Consumer Critique, 7.5 credits * Applied Statistics in the Health Sciences, 7.5 credits * Food for Many: Interdisciplinary Approach and Methodology, 7.5 credits Optional specialisation through first or second cycle courses in Food and Meal Science theory, 15 credits, at Kristianstad University or another higher education institution. These 15 credits may include a second cycle placement/internship, comprising 7.5 credits * Master’s thesis, 15 credits Development Students will develop their competence by acquiring methodological knowledge, skills, judgment and a scholarly approach within the courses The Complexity of Food Choice: The Public Meal from a Consumer Perspective, Applied Statistics in the Health Sciences, and Food for Many: Interdisciplinary Approach and Methodology. This basis will be complemented and built on through the optional specialisation within the field of Food and Meal Science. The final component is the degree project, in which students will use both their method and subject expertise to develop their own questions and answer them through an empirical study. Entry requirements and selection Bachelor’s degree with the equivalence of 180 credits in a subject relevant to the main field of Food and Meal Science, including a degree project of at least 15 credits, or the equivalent, and English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or the equivalent. English 6 is equivalent to - International English Language Testing Service (IELTS): an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5. - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575; Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90. - Cambridge ESOL: Certificate in Advanced English, Diploma of English Studies or Certificate of Proficiency Degree A student who has passed all the courses specified in the present programme syllabus will be awarded a degree of Master of Arts (60 credits) in Food and Meal Science. [-]

One Year Master Programme in Computer Science with Specialization in Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Kristianstad

The one-year Master’s programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop embedded systems individually and in groups. The aim is to enable students to develop the specialised knowledge and skills in computer science needed to be able to individually structure and analyse issues on the basis of current and relevant computer science theory focusing on embedded systems. [+]

An embedded system is a computer system designed for specific control functions within a larger system, often with real-time computing constraints. The embedded systems can be found in numerous products and they are playing an ever-increasing role in our society. The programme provides theoretical as well as practical aspects of the development of embedded systems. Special focus is on the integration of software and hardware components. Based on the concepts of Signal Processing, Wireless Communications and Ubiquitous Computing you will develop a distributed embedded system with good performance and security. Embedded systems are widespread in the world, in consumer, industrial, commercial and military applications. Microprocessors are fast becoming ubiquitous, and many of the commonplace gadgets in your house and car rely on them. After this education you can work in industries as an embedded system developer as well as in research. The studies are full time and consist of lectures, exercises and laboratory experiments. In one of the courses you work in a team to develop knowledge and understanding of the development of embedded systems. Overall educational goals The one-year Master’s programme is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop embedded systems individually and in groups. The aim is to enable students to develop the specialised knowledge and skills in computer science needed to be able to individually structure and analyse issues on the basis of current and relevant computer science theory focusing on embedded systems. Furthermore, students are expected to be able to report their findings in a satisfactory manner nationally and internationally. Degree goals Knowledge and understanding For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) the student shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding in computer science, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in embedded systems as well as insight into current research and development work demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in computer science Competence and skills For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) the student shall demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously, as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity. Judgement and approach For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) the student shall demonstrate the ability to make assessments in computer science informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning. A requirement for the award of a Degree of Master (60 credits) is completion by the student of an independent project (degree project) for at least 15 credits. Structure and content The programme is divided into nine courses, one of which consists of the degree project. The courses are: Research Methodology 3 credits Real Time Systems 6 credits Distributed Embedded Systems 7 credits Wireless Sensor Networks 6 credits Pattern Recognition 4 credits Cryptography for Embedded Systems 4 credits Systems Performance Analysis and Evaluation 6 credits Embedded Systems Development 9 credits Degree Project Embedded Systems 15 credits Entry requirements and selection Bachelor degree within Computer Science or in an engineering subject with the mainfield of study in Computer Science or equivalent, and English A/English 5 or equivalent. Degree A student who has passed all the courses specified in the present programme syllabus will be awarded a degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Computer Science with Specialization in Embedded Systems. A degree certificate to this effect will be issued by Kristianstad University to the student, on application. The application must be designed in accordance with Kristianstad University instructions. [-]

MSc

MSc in Business Administration specializing in International Business and Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Kristianstad

This one-year programme aims to give you the competencies and skills necessary for working with international business and marketing in a broad range of multinational and national companies, both in Sweden and abroad. [+]

Business has become increasingly international in character in recent decades, and international commerce now accounts for a large and growing proportion of overall commercial activity. An increasing number of companies, small, medium-sized and large, are now affected by international events and competition. This is a development that demands knowledge and professional expertise in the field of international business and marketing. This one-year programme aims to give you the competencies and skills necessary for working with international business and marketing in a broad range of multinational and national companies, both in Sweden and abroad. The programme emphasizes the importance of marketing and internationalization for different types of organizations and includes advanced courses in transactional and relationship marketing as well as courses in corporate governance and strategy, which are based on current research and practical case studies. This focus on both research and practice creates opportunities for you to work in both industry and academia. The programme concludes with a thesis project, which aims to develop and strengthen your ability to analytically and critically reflect and solve problems related to international business and marketing. In the multicultural learning environment provided by this programme, students will be prepared for work in international teams. Graduates can expect to find employment in any number of industries and professional organizations, ranging from multinational companies to small and medium-sized enterprises. The studies are full-time for one year. Overall educational goals The MSc in Business Administration specialising in International Business and Marketing provides a general academic training in which the knowledge, skills and approaches acquired can be used in many different professions. In addition to broad training in business administration and specialisation in international business and marketing, students will acquire the ability to review current research in order to independently develop and extend their knowledge and participate in research. The programme provides opportunities for advanced practical applications within the areas of international business and marketing. The programme includes a work placement comprising 7.5 credits. All or parts of the programme may be taught in English. Degree goals Knowledge and understanding For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Business Administration specialising in International Business and Marketing the student shall demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the research field of business administration, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in international business and marketing as well as insight into current research and development work demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in business administration research, including both qualitative and quantitative methodology Competence and skills For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Business Administration specialising in International Business and Marketing the student shall be able to search for, collect and critically review relevant research in business administration demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge in business administration and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena and issues and the ability to apply his or her knowledge within the field of international business and marketing demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate business administration issues autonomously, find support for them in research and select an appropriate method, as well as to plan and undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report and discuss his or her and others’ research in dialogue with different audiences and to adapt the presentation to the interests and situations of the relevant target groups demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity Judgement and approach For a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Business Administration specialising in International Business and Marketing the student shall demonstrate the ability to make assessments in business administration informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning Structure and content The first semester consists of courses in business administration: Corporate Governance, 7.5 credits Marketing Perspectives I, 7.5 credits Marketing Perspectives II, 7.5 credits Corporate Governance, 7.5 credits The second semester entails further specialisation in business administration: Specialisation and Work Placement, 15 credits Master’s Thesis in International Business and Marketing, 15 credits The programme is structured so that the students first acquire specialised knowledge of business administration focusing on international business and marketing and then further specialise in the focus area by applying their knowledge in an analysis of a number of organisations in the context of a work placement. The final step consists of a degree project in which the student, supported by supervision, identifies and investigates a research issue in international business and marketing. Work placements within the programmes in business at Kristianstad University take place in close collaboration with business and industry and public administration. Students are placed at a private or public organisation for periods of 1–3 days a week and may engage in, for example, analysis of the relevant organisation with the help of business administration tools or field observation aiming to collect data that can be used, together with suitable texts, for independent projects at different levels. The Kristianstad University model for work placements provides for clear interaction between research, education and working life. More information is available in the syllabi for courses including work placements. Entry requirements and selection Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics with the equivalence of 180 credits and at least 15 credits in intermediate international business and marketing or equivalent. Selection: Higher education credits in subject. [-]

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