Linköping University

Introduction

Innovators

Innovative, high-ranking Linköping University in southeastern Sweden offers a wide range of English-taught master’s programmes. Linköping University graduates are particularly popular with employers, with an independent study showing that they are amongst the first in the country to gain employment. Linköping University, with over 28,000 students at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, the quiet performer from the Swedish heartlands.

High-ranking young uni

Linköping University – or LiU, as it’s often called – ranked 26th in the 2014 QS ranking of the world’s best universities less than 50 years old. As a relatively young university, it’s free of the traditions that obstruct innovation and creativity. For instance LiU was the first Swedish university to embrace interdisciplinary teaching and research – blending technology, sciences and the humanities. LiU advocates sharing and collaboration, rather than isolationism and ”keeping my stuff to myself”.

Students from overseas appreciate Linköping University’s flat hierarchies and hands-on approach. You address your lecturers and professors by their first name. Labs at LiU have enough capacity that you can often do some actual lab work yourself.

Business successes

Sweden’s population is just less than ten million – not much by world standards. But the country certainly punches above its weight in the business sector. Successful businesses born in Sweden include IKEA, H&M, Volvo, Scania, SAAB, Ericsson, TetraPak, AtlasCopco, Skype, Spotify and Mojang – the developers of Minecraft.

Life in Sweden

So how is life in Sweden? Well the winters are actually a delight – provided you rug up properly. Accommodation is comfortable; with central heating and industrial-strength insulation you’ll stay warm while it’s snowy outside. Prices are much on a par with the UK and rents are reasonable. People can be a little reserved, but are helpful and friendly once you get them talking.

Bikes and hikes

International master’s students at Linköping University love the easy lifestyle on offer in the twin towns of Linköping and Norrköping. A bicycle is the best way to get around, usually on separate bike lanes – that are even ploughed in winter. The surrounding region is beautiful, with easy access to lakes, hiking areas and wilderness, and the national capital of Stockholm is only about 90 minutes away by train. Because most Swedish master’s programmes at LiU are two-years long, you have plenty of time for a life outside your studies. So you don’t just leave with a degree. You learn, but you also live.

Quick facts - Linköping University

  • Four faculties: Technology, Arts and Sciences, Health Sciences and Educational Sciences
  • Four campuses: Linköping, Norrköping, Linköping University Hospital, Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies
  • Regional companies include Saab, Ericsson, Siemens, Holmen Paper, BT Industries, Electrolux
  • International collaboration includes: Fudan University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Nanyang Technological University, Stanford University, University of Edinburgh

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MSc Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The two-year master’s program aims to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. [+]

MSc Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations, 120 credits In the two-year master’s program in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) we aim to educate future leaders with good judgment, who can make well-balanced decisions. The program combines fundamental academic knowledge (thinking and reasoning) and experiential knowledge (skills) to prepare students to go beyond applying known solutions to known problems. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have acquired good analytical skills and the ability to think strategically. Through the international focus of courses as well as the international composition of the SMIO class, students will be well-prepared for working in international organizations. Semester 1 The courses of the first semester focus strategy by studying the two parts that strategy ties together, the inside of the organization and the environment of the organization. The first course, Classic Leadership and Organization Dilemmas (15 ECTS) takes strategy as a starting point and explores a number of classic dilemmas (such as how to divide scarce resources between exploration and exploitation activities) and the resulting leadership and organization challenges. The second course, Contemporary International Management Paradoxes (15 ECTS) starts in strategy as well, but looks outside of the organization and particularly on globalization issues and the macro perspectives. The course will initially take you on a historical journey to help you understand how we ended up where we are, but then zoom in on a number of challenges and paradoxes that organizations of today face. The skills focused in the first semester are classic academic ones such as ‘learning to learn’, argumentative writing, visualization methods, rhetoric, critical thinking and analysis. Semester 2 The dilemmas and paradoxes that students meet in this first semester are of the kind that are insoluble – that is they cannot be solved once and for all, rather they have to be continuously managed. The second semester therefore focuses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes that were introduced in the first semester. The semester starts with Business Finance (7,5 ECTS), a hands on case-based course focused on application and solving problems. Management Control Systems (7,5 ECTS) is the second course of the semester and focuses on issues such as performance measures and incentive systems through a number of cases. The third course, Perspectives on Human Resource Management (7,5 ECTS) starts in classic HRM issues and lands in contemporary models and challenges such as how to work with HR in increasingly temporary and project-based organizations. The semester ends with a Term Project/Paper (7,5 ECTS) where you will synthesize what you have learned over the past two semesters. There are two optional approaches depending on your future career interests. The first option is to work together with a company and help them to solve a problem and then write a project report based on your findings. For those interested in a research career, the other option is to take on a research problem and work together with one of the professors at the department. The skills practiced this semester are qualitative and quantitative analysis, argumentation, writing, presentation and communication skills, project management, and teamwork. Semester 3 The third semester also focuses on analytical tools and models that can be used to manage the dilemmas and paradoxes of the first semester. The semester starts with Strategy - Classic and Contemporary Views (15 ECTS) which will introduce you to different eras of strategic thinking, in the form of ‘Big’, ‘Best’, ‘Fast’, and ‘Beautiful’. For your second and final course before the thesis, there are two options. If you are interested in innovation, project management, knowledge creation and integration, and working in high-tech companies then you can choose to study Innovation and Project Management (15 ECTS). If you instead are interested in marketing and sales, and issues of branding, product design and understanding consumers, then you can choose to study Advanced Consumer Marketing (15 ECTS). The semester will end with the development of a Master Thesis Proposal. The skills focused this semester are further qualitative analysis and argumentation. Semester 4 The fourth semester is entirely dedicated to your Master Thesis (30 ECTS), which will be written in teams of two. You will independently develop a research problem, design and carry out a study, analyze data, synthesize results, present it all in writing and defend your work in a public seminar. Each pair will be appointed a thesis advisor and be part of your advisor’s thesis group which will meet regularly to discuss and give feedback on your work-in-progress. The master’s thesis will tie together the program and enhance your ability to solve problems independently and in a scholarly manner. Career opportunities Upon completion of the Business Administration master’s programme, students will be competent analysts and competitive candidates for employment in international organizations in general. Students who specialize in Innovation and Project Management will be ready to work within high-tech companies, and be equipped with a special understanding of highly innovative settings and project-based organizing. Students who specialize in Marketing will instead have a good foundation for understanding customer behavior, new market research methods and brands .. Among our alumni we find for example consultants, business analysts, innovation strategists, marketing and brand executives, HR managers and project managers. Some alumni have also started their own businesses while others have chosen to pursue an academic career through doctoral studies (PhD). Programme facts Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Business Administration Language: English Duration: Two years Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91000 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 110,000 (approx. USD 16,100/EUR 12,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements A bachelor's degree in business administration or economics with at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. Alternatively, a bachelor's degree with/and at least 60 ECTS credits (two semesters of full-time study) of business administration-related courses (for example Accounting, Marketing, Organization Theory, Strategy, Finance, HRM). Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden. The overall purpose of the two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations (SMIO) is to educate a new generation of managers and researchers who understand science and business in an international setting. [-]

MSSc Child Studies

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The interdisciplinary master’s programme in Child Studies provides the opportunity to study children and the varying social, cultural and material conditions of their childhoods. [+]

MSSc Child Studies, 60/120 credits The programme will not admit students in autumn 2015. The interdisciplinary master’s programme in Child Studies provides the opportunity to study children and the varying social, cultural and material conditions of their childhoods. In a globalised world where a number of countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is necessary to understand and analyse how the contents of childhood and youth have shifted over time and space, and how they influenced the conditions for children. An important point of departure for this programme is that children are regarded as actors and the focus lies on children’s perspectives on matters that affect them. Skills aiming to strengthen children’s roles as actors receive much attention. Students will learn to critically scrutinize, analyse and discuss political, cultural and scientific statements and assertions about children and childhood. Child Studies is a full-time programme that has one year and two-year options. Students who wish to study one year are eligible to apply for a Master Degree in Child Studies (60 credits) after successfully completing the first two semesters. Students who wish to study the subject in depth should successfully complete all four terms of study to be eligible to apply for a Master’s Degree in Child Studies (120 credits). During the first semester students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary field of Child Studies with a special focus on historical, anthropological and sociological perspectives. These areas of knowledge are later studied more in depth, in relation to specific research problems such as: the rights of children children, parenthood and family life children’s health and development in a global world children, gender and sexuality migration, integration and multiculturalism children, culture and the media. Students will learn to apply a large number of methodological approaches. Both the one year and the two-year options include conducting an independent study and writing a thesis. Instruction takes place in the form of online distance learning combined with shorter campus-based periods at Linköping University. The sessions on campus – three on the first year and two on the second year- are mandatory. In connection with these sessions, conferences and workshops will be arranged. During these meetings students will have the opportunity to network with researchers. The programme can also be offered as a campus-based education. Career opportunities Student of the master’s programme in Child Studies will be prepared for a career within higher education and research, as well as professional work within governmental and non-governmental organisations that deal with the conditions for children and/or youths. The programme provides professionals working in education, culture, politics social work etc. with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge regarding questions dealing with children. Programme facts Degree: Master of Social Science with a major in Child Studies Language: English Duration: One/two years, 60/120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Online and Linköping Application code: LIU - 91001 Application period: 15 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year Programme specific requirements A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, social sciences or behavioral sciences with a major (or its equivalent) in a field relevant to the programme, e.g. anthropology, communication studies, education, history, language studies, media studies, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE-833 83 Stroemsund, Sweden. [-]

MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The programme focuses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender in interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, (dis)ability etc. [+]

MSSc Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, 60/120 credits The programme focuses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender in interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, (dis)ability etc. The programme gives students the opportunity to explore how processes of social and cultural change can be initiated or sustained by integrating a critical understanding of intersectional gender, by counteracting multiple inequalities and processes of discrimination and by other kinds of transformative work. Students will learn how to act as agents for change, i.e. to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. The aim of the programme is to provide students with knowledge of theories and methodologies in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change, and to enable them to develop academic skills to analyse and to intervene innovatively and professionally in gendered and intersectional processes of transformation in society. A key ambition is to reflect on and develop an understanding for links between activism, theory, professional development and career paths. The programme is innovative in its cutting edge approach to intersectional gender research and teaching, as well as in its strong focus on professional development and career paths. It combines online distance education with intensive on-campus seminars. The programme is also offered as a campus-based education. More traditional pedagogical formats are mixed with those that focus on written and spoken performances which challenge traditional boundaries between academic and creative writing, speaking and intervening. The programme is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in humanities, natural or social sciences. Students attending the programme usually have different educational or professional backgrounds. The programme builds on international research traditions. It is linked to the excellent and internationally renowned milieu for intersectional gender research at the Unit of Gender Studies, Linköping University. This is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and teaching units for Intersectional Gender Studies in the Nordic countries with a staff of more than 30 researchers, including four full professors and many PhD students. Career opportunities As a student of the master’s programme in Gender Studies – Intersectionality and Change you will be prepared for a career in higher education and research as well as professional work with intersectional gender in organisations, media, communication and politics. Programme facts Degree: Master of Social Science (60/120 credits) in Gender Studies with specialization Intersectionality and Change Language: English Duration: One/two years Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Distance and Linköping Application code: LIU-91013 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants are expected to have: a bachelor’s degree in humanities, fine arts, natural or social sciences with at least 30 credits in gender studies or equivalent qualifications. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden. [-]

MSSc International and European Relations

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. [+]

MSSc International and European Relations, 120 credits The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the necessary skills for facing the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general fields of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one semester: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. In order to develop the course curriculum and also for research purposes, the programme cooperates with partner institutions at Aalborg University (Denmark), the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) and Twente University (The Netherlands). By the end of the programme students will have developed an independent critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, students will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers. Students will also be able to: understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments acquire the tools to reflect upon and analyse the dynamics of contemporary international and European relations develop an in-depth understanding of issues regarding international governance and their significance be able to independently design, conduct inquiries and then report on scientific matters within international and European relations. The programme staff is engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, regional development, political economy, federalism, policy analysis and political theory. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for a professional career in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the programme can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programmes to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research within European and international studies. Programme facts Degree: Master of Social Science (120 credits) with a major in Political Science, specialisation International and European Relations Language: English Duration: Two years Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91003 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year Programme specific requirements Bachelor's degree with an in-depth study of at least 90 credits, i.e. 3 semesters of full-time study in the major subject. The programme provides advanced level studies for students of political science, international relations, economics, history, geography, law, media studies, sociology and other social sciences - and for students with other disciplinary backgrounds who can demonstrate an ability to develop their potential in the subject area. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to: University Admissions in Sweden; FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön. [-]

MSc

MSc Aeronautical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master´s programme in Aeronautical Engineering at Linköping University offers a holistic view on aircraft design. [+]

MSc Aeronautical Engineering, 120 credits The master´s programme in Aeronautical Engineering at Linköping University offers a holistic view on aircraft design. An aircraft is a complex, integrated, closely connected system of various technologies and disciplines such as: aerodynamics, structure, propulsion, actuation systems and other on-board systems. All these disciplines need to be optimized in order to achieve the function and the efficiency required in an aircraft. The programme involves a project in the later part when all these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version of it. Linköping is the aviation capital of Sweden and one of the few aviation cities in the world, with Saab Aeronautics, the producer of the highly successful Gripen fighter aircraft, as the major actor in the region. There are also other related companies, as well as military aviation establishments which further support Linköping’s aviation character. The Aeronautical Engineering programme benefits from this, as some of the teachers have affiliations to the industry. Moreover, there is close research collaboration between the university and the industry. The first year of the programme deals with the fundamentals in aeronautics, such as: aircraft design, aerodynamics, engineering system design, product modelling, and aircraft systems and installation. Throughout the programme, special attention is given to a thorough progression with significant use of contemporary engineering design tools. A project is started in the second half of the first year and continued through the first half of the second year. There are also elective courses that students can take in order to get a broader knowledge in other areas, such as vehicle aerodynamics and wind turbine engineering. The final semester constitutes of a master thesis and the student is expected to make an individual project with a written paper. Career opportunities The Aeronautical Engineering master's programme is designed to prepare students for careers within the aerospace industry, ranging from conceptual aircraft design and aircraft engineering to related fields such as vehicle engineering or wind turbine engineering. Students will also be prepared for a research career. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Aeronautical Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91125 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, or equivalent at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program [-]

MSc Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. [+]

MSc Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, 120 hp The master’s programme in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress as related to animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour and conservation biology. The programme is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most renowned zoos in Sweden. A number of teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists. The programme provides students with a solid understanding of the theory and methods of applied ethology and broadens their understanding of animal biology through courses such as: Theory of Applied Ethology Methods of Applied Ethology Behavioural Neurobiology Behaviour Genetics Zoobiology Primate Ethology In situ Conservation Biology In addition to classroom lectures and seminars, students are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects involving studies of animals in captive environments. The key part of the programme is the one year degree project in which students apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge. After completing the programme, students will be well acquainted with theories of animal behaviour and biology and they will have a deeper understanding of animal welfare and conservation. Further, they will be trained to plan, implement and present a scientific investigation in the subject framework of the programme. Career opportunities Completed studies qualify students for postgraduate education at the doctoral level. Non-academic options include working within governmental and international animal or environmental agencies. Graduates can become animal welfare inspectors, wildlife conservationists or advisors for zoos and private companies. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Biology Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91101 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: 140,000 SEK (approx. 20,000 USD/ 15,000 Euro) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have a bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology [-]

MSc Communication Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems focusing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems. [+]

MSc Communication Systems, 120 credits The Communication Systems master's programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems focusing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems. The programme offers a range of courses with a solid theoretical core in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include: communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. The first year comprises a set of mandatory courses in communication systems engineering, for example: Digital Communications, Wireless Systems, Information Networks, and Image and Audio Coding. The second year consists of elective courses within electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, physics, and a degree project in the end. In addition, the second year includes a mandatory project course that teaches students project management skills and gives them the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a team environment. The programme is given in close collaboration with the industry. Students will both have access to an extensive network of contacts and get the opportunity to complete their degree project in cooperation with Swedish high-tech companies. The programme prepares students for a career in engineering within telecommunications, or PhD studies. Being coordinated by the Communication Systems division at Linköping University, the programme provides access to a world-class research infrastructure to its students. Current projects at the division focus on the design and optimisation of wireless communications networks and signal processing for communications. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for a career in engineering within telecommunications, or PhD studies. Being coordinated by the Communication Systems division at Linköping University, the programme provides access to a world-class research infrastructure to its students. Current projects at the division focus on the design and optimisation of wireless communications networks and signal processing for communications. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91122 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics relevant to the programs including courses in linear algebra, probability theory and signals and systems [-]

MSc Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master's programme is based on the need for computer scientists to master the theoretical foundations of the field and to be able to apply and integrate them with other technologies. [+]

MSc Computer Science, 120 credits Computer science and technology play a key role in every part of the modern world. The master's programme in Computer Science is based on the need for computer scientists to master the theoretical foundations of the field and to be able to apply and integrate them with other technologies. The first semester of the programme comprises mandatory core courses in theoretical computer science and programming such as Theory of Computing and Database Technology. The second and third semesters include elective courses based on students’ areas of specialisation such as: artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, internet computing, the design and programming of computer games, information security, language technology, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science or the design and implementation of computer languages. As the courses given during the programme address both theoretical and practical issues, applicants are expected to have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills. The programme is taught at Linköping University, home to one of the largest centres of computer science and engineering in Northern Europe. The centre has 175 employees, including 20 full professors, and is internationally renowned for the high quality of its research and education. The research at the Department of Computer Science covers a broad spectrum of topics such as artificial intelligence, cognitive science, security, databases, distributed systems, embedded and real-time systems, human-computer interaction, software engineering. Career opportunities The Computer Science master's programme focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary for a career at the frontline of modern software technology such as operative system designer, Internet security specialists or game engine programmer. The programme also prepares students for a career in research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Computer Science and Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91105 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, alternatively, a bachelor's degree with a minor in computer science or related subject area, with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in computer-related subjects (e.g. programming, data structures, databases, software engineering, computer hardware, computer networks) at least 24 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics [-]

MSc Ecology and the Environment

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The programme prepares students for working with the management of ecosystems, ecological communities and populations, based on a thorough knowledge of ecological concepts and theories. [+]

MSc Ecology and the Environment, 120 credits The Ecology and the Environment master's programme prepares students for working with the management of ecosystems, ecological communities and populations, based on a thorough knowledge of ecological concepts and theories. The programme has a critical scientific approach to ecology and to its applications in society. Students acquire training in practical areas such as: experimental design, data interpretation, ecological fieldwork and theoretical modeling, both in a classroom setting and during hands-on fieldwork. We have a strong focus on the practical application of ecological knowledge in society, e.g. environmental and natural resource management, involving interaction with various stakeholders. The courses cover population ecology, community ecology and ecology systems theories, including their relation to current environmental problems. Furthermore, the programme has an internship period and one course that focuses on ecological decision support for forestry and agriculture. Students also have the opportunity to add elective courses to the curriculum, such as environmental impact assessment, for instance. The key part of the programme is the one year master project where students apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge. The project can be linked to current research projects at the Biology department such as: conservation ecology, ecology of shallow waters, design and management of treatment wetlands, Spatio-temporal ecology or population and community ecology. Alternatively, the master thesis can be done at universities or research institutes abroad, in fields like tropical ecology or ecological engineering. This programme also emphasizes the need for and the use of mathematical models and statistical analyses to address complex ecological and environmental problems. Examples of such applications are: identification of crop management strategies for effective biological control, understanding the impact of life history strategies on the risk of population extinction in a variable environment, or evaluating the preservation status of nature reserves and how they should be managed. Career opportunities Graduates of the Ecology and the Environment programme are well prepared to work with environmental issues and conservation biology in areas such as: sustainable use of natural resources in forestry, agriculture or limnology. Graduates are also well prepared for further studies towards a PhD. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Biology Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91108 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology at least 5 ECTS credits in the field of ecology [-]

MSc Electronics Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focuses on the design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip in advanced semiconductor technologies. [+]

MSc in Electronics Engineering, 120 credits The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focuses on the design of integrated circuits and System-on-Chip in advanced semiconductor technologies. This requires a broad spectrum of knowledge and skills across many fields within engineering and science, far beyond the curriculum of traditional electronics education. The programme provides a competitive education in digital, analogue and Radio Frequency (RF) integrated circuits (IC) and System-on-Chip (SoC) design, combined with in-depth knowledge in signal processing, application specific processors, embedded systems design, modern communications systems and radio transceivers design. The modern society depends to a large extent on reliable and efficient electronics. Mobile phones, internet, PCs and TVs are just a few examples that constantly improve in terms of functionality, performance and cost. In addition, there are a growing number of concepts and technologies which will significantly improve areas such as mobile and broadband communications, healthcare, automotive, robotics, energy systems management, entertainment, consumer electronics, public safety and security, industrial applications and much more. This indicates that there will be vast industrial opportunities in the future, and also a high demand for competent engineers with the required knowledge and skills to lead the design of such complex integrated circuits and systems. The programme is arranged by several strong divisions at the department of Electrical Engineering and the department of Computer and Information Science. These groups, which include more than 60 researchers and 10 internationally recognised professors, have excellent teaching experience, world-class research activities which cover nearly the entire field of integrated electronic design, state-of-the-art laboratories and design environments, as well as close research collaboration with many companies worldwide. The programme starts with courses in wireless communication systems, digital integrated circuits, digital system design, analogue integrated circuits and an introduction to radio electronics, providing a solid base for the continuation of the studies. Later on, a large selection of courses provides two major tracks of studies, including common and specific courses. The tracks are: System-on-Chip with focus on digital System-on-Chip design and embedded systems. Analogue/Digital and RF IC design with emphasis on the design of mixed analogue/digital and radio frequency integrated circuits. The programme offers several large design project courses, giving excellent opportunities for students to improve their design skills by using the same state-of-the-art circuit and system design environments and CAD tools that are used in industry today. For instance, in the project course VLSI Design students will design real chips using standard CMOS technology that will be sent for fabrication, measured and evaluated in a follow-up course. Only few universities in the world have the know-how and capability to provide such courses. Career opportunities This master’s programme is based on Linköping University’s internationally renowned education and research on integrated electronics which have produced many talented electronics engineers working today in leading companies and research organisations all over the world. The programme is also strongly supported by electronics companies in Sweden. Graduates from this programme can expect excellent career opportunities in major research and development centres, both in the industry and in academic institutions worldwide. The graduates are specifically trained and qualified to work as IC design engineers in major semiconductor, IC and telecom companies. Moreover, electronics is generally the key part of the product developments for many companies in the IT industry and there is a wide range of job opportunities for expert electronics engineers. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91126 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants are expected to have: a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent at least 20 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or applications of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in calculus, linear algebra, probability and transform methods [-]

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme Industrial Engineering and Management aims to provide students, who have a solid base in engineering with the tools needed to integrate engineering, economy and mathematics. [+]

MSc Industrial Engineering and Management, 120 credits The master’s programme Industrial Engineering and Management aims to provide students, who have a solid base in engineering with the tools needed to integrate engineering, economy and mathematics. The programme prepares students for careers as managers or project leaders in the industry. Building on the students’ engineering background, the programme provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach. It also increases their ability to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The first semester consists of mandatory courses in industrial project management, corporate organisation, programming, and production and quality management, placing the students’ engineering skills in the context of industrial management. The following semesters students can choose to specialise in fields such as innovation management, operation management, or quality management. The operation management profile focuses on the skills needed to apply a holistic view of production and operations management issues, in both manufacturing and service industries. This profile is mathematically intensive and uses quantitative methods to describe problems, analyse operations issues, and provide solutions for industries facing a dynamic, changing environment. The innovation management profile focuses on developing and commercialising innovative products and new solutions. Central topics are technology and project management, product development and entrepreneurship. The quality management profile provides knowledge on creating and sustaining an effective organisation. Quality management is a set of concepts and practices characterised by core principles such as customer focus, process management, continuous improvement, everyone’s participation, fact-based decisions and committed leadership. One of the central questions is how an organisation can improve its processes to provide maximum benefits to customers through the best use of available resources. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for interesting careers in cutting edge industries, for example as a research and development project leader in larger technologically intensive companies, or as a CTO (Chief Technical Officer) in smaller companies or start-ups. Students choosing to specialise in finance may also pursue careers in larger financial institutions or companies with own finance divisions. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91124 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor’s degree with a major in an engineering subject at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics [-]

MSc Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Norrköping

Carefully designed, transport and logistics systems are fundamental to secure individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth in all nations. [+]

MSc Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics, 120 credits Carefully designed, transport and logistics systems are fundamental to secure individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth in all nations. The Intelligent Transport System and Logistics master's programme focuses on the development of systems for transportation of people and goods, with the aim to increase efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while decreasing environmental impact. The programme gives students the engineering and managerial skills required for the design, planning, analysis and management of transport and logistics systems. The essence of the programme is the integration of logistics and traffic systems by using information technology and telecommunications. Future logistic systems will integrate track and trace with planning. The transport system becomes part of the business logic of the supply chain, required for creating sustainable business models. Future traffic systems will require integration of telecommunications and information technology into vehicles and physical road infrastructure in order to be efficient and at the same time balance the negative impact caused by traffic congestion, air pollution and road accidents. In large cities the logistics and traffic systems affect each other since goods transportation heavily contributes to congestion, while longer travel times due to congestion are negative for efficient logistics. The studies include tools for understanding, developing and controlling future transport and logistics systems through the use of geographical information systems, optimisation and simulation. Courses include traffic modelling, supply chain modelling, road safety and project management. Oral and written communication, as well as language courses, are integrated in the programme to prepare students for international management positions. During the programme, students will be able to choose courses in areas such as: traffic safety management, supply chain management, mobile and wireless telecommunications and mathematical modelling of traffic systems. The last semester is dedicated to the master’s degree project, often carried out in close cooperation with the industry. Students will be at the frontline of Swedish research on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) since Linköping University is the coordinating university of the Swedish National Postgraduate School of ITS. The university is also a member of ITS-EduNet, the network for Training and Education on Intelligent Transport Systems. Career opportunities The Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics master's programme is designed to prepare students for careers within transportation planning, logistics management, traffic engineering, or product and service development within the field . Students will also be well prepared for a research career. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Transportation Systems Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Norrköping Application code: LIU-91127 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor’s degree with a major in an engineering subject, or equivalent at least 22 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in courses in linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics [-]

MSc Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master's programme is a competitive education program that specialises students in the area of new materials. [+]

MSc Materials Science and Nanotechnology, 120 credits The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master's programme is a competitive education program that specialises students in the area of new materials. The big leap of advances in modern technologies and products in recent decades relies to a large extent on the development of materials science and technology. The importance of advanced materials in today’s technology is best exemplified by the highly purified semiconductor crystals, which are the basis of the "electronic age". Future implementations and applications of materials in electronics and photonics involve nano-scaled physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics etc. With support from internationally competitive research activities in materials physics at Linköping University, the programme has been established with some distinct features to offer students high level interdisciplinary education and training in solid state fundaments and materials with the following profiles: electronic materials and devices surface and nano-sciences theory and modelling of materials organic/molecular electronics and sensors The programme emphasises the comprehension of scientific principles and the development of personal and professional skills in solving practical engineering problems. The studies begin with some mandatory courses, including nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, surface physics and physics of condensed matter, in order to provide students with a solid knowledge foundation for modern materials science and nanotechnology. Moreover, through the courses experimental physics and analytical methods in materials science, students will get extensive training in operating advanced instruments and equipment nowadays used in the research and development (R&D) of new materials. Starting with the second semester a large variety of elective courses is offered in close connection to cutting-edge technologies in order to give students a broad perspective of today’s materials science and links to applications in semiconductor technology, optoelectronics, bioengineering (biocompatibility), chemical and biosensors, and mechanical applications for high hardness and elasticity. Students will also be instructed through the in-depth CDIO (Conceive - Design - Implement – Operate) type of project courses to develop abilities for creative thinking and problem solving. At last students will complete a thesis project in the area of materials science and nanotechnology, either in a research group in-house or the industry. Career opportunities The programme provides students with knowledge and skills required for modern science and technology. Graduates will be prepared for careers within academia or industry in materials-related research and development. Four profiles listed above are strongly linked to the cutting-edge technologies in materials science today. Therefore, the demand for talents in those fields is large both in research institutes and industries. For example, wide-bandgap semiconductors, high-performance soft matters, as well as hybrid smart materials are of high interest in the industries in Sweden and other European countries. Furthermore, as materials science is a research priority at Linköping University, there are two multidisciplinary PhD graduate schools here: Agora Materiae specialised in advanced functional materials Forum Scientium covering research activities in natural sciences, engineering and biomedicine. Many of the programme’s graduates continue their advanced studies at one of these graduate schools. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Applied Physics or Physics Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91115 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree in physics, applied physics, materials science, electronics engineering or equivalent at least 20 ECTS credits mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in calculus, linear algebra, vector calculus, Fourier transform and differential equations at least 20 ECTS credits in physics including courses in mechanics, wave physics, modern physics, electromagnetism, and thermal and statistical physics [-]

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Mechanical Engineering master's programme deals with the product development cycle from an engineering perspective, encompassing everything from idea to the final product. [+]

MSc Mechanical Engineering, 120 credits The Mechanical Engineering master's programme deals with the product development cycle from an engineering perspective, encompassing everything from idea to the final product. The programme starts with a semester of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses which are mandatory. These courses prepare students for further studies in one of the programme's specialisation areas: Engineering Systems Design - includes all aspects from classical machine design to mechatronics Engineering Mechanics - comprises classical and modern applied mechanics with a strong focus on modelling and simulation. Manufacturing Engineering and Management - spans the area between automated manufacturing processes to supply-chain management. The final semester of the Mechanical Engineering master's programme is devoted to the degree project. Career opportunities Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and as a graduate in this subject you will have good opportunities for employment in almost all sectors of the engineering industry. Mechanical engineers can be involved with the generation, distribution and use of energy; the design and development of machines, vehicles and transportation systems; processing of materials; and work frequently with developing new solutions to environment problems. Mechanical engineers are expected to be creative, have a broad knowledge and work as a multidisciplinary team member. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Mechanical Engineering Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91116 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program [-]

MSc Organic Synthesis / Medicinal Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme Organic Synthesis /Medicinal Chemistry aims to provide students with knowledge on the design, synthesis and evaluation of low molecular weight biologically active organic substances. [+]

MSc Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry, 120 credits The master’s programme Organic Synthesis /Medicinal Chemistry aims to provide students with knowledge on the design, synthesis and evaluation of low molecular weight biologically active organic substances. The programme offers advanced level knowledge regarding organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds, as well as supplementary knowledge of medicinal chemistry. Biologically active substances with low molecular weight represent the core of life science research. Knowledge of molecular structures and their properties is crucial to our understanding of a vast scientific area, from pharmaceutically active compounds to organic electronics and their incorporation into diagnostic tools such as biosensors. The main focus of the programme is the comprehension of organic synthesis pertaining to biologically active compounds. The programme begins with courses in organic chemistry and organic synthesis, building from the basic concepts to the advanced level, followed by an introduction in medicinal chemistry. It also covers protein chemistry, which broadens the students’ knowledge in the field of bio-organic chemistry. The programme concludes with a longer thesis project, either in a research group or the industry. Our research facilities are well equipped with all the necessary analytical/diagnostic tools normally found in many industrial research facilities. Career opportunities Following the final examination, students will have gained the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience needed to work with organic synthesis in the pharmaceutical industry. Possible employers cover companies ranging from research intensive start-ups to major pharmaceutical producers with large research and development (R&D) departments. Alternatively, students may continue conducting research leading to a doctoral degree. Research positions include a broad span of work, from disease diagnosis to detecting chemical compounds. Examples of the latter include biosensors for early stage detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science with a major in Chemistry Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91123 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants shall have: a bachelor's degree with a major in field of chemistry or chemical biology at least 15 ECTS credits in organic chemistry and 12 ECTS credits in biochemistry [-]

MSc Science for Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The programme aims at providing students with knowledge on environmental change and the challenges of creating a sustainable society for a professional career within research or outside academia. [+]

MSc in Science for Sustainable Development, 120 credits The two-year master’s programme in Science for Sustainable Development aims at providing students with knowledge on environmental change and the challenges of creating a sustainable society for a professional career within research or outside academia. Issues of sustainability are inherently complex and constantly changing. It is therefore crucial to address these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Core courses are designed to broaden the students’ perspective on questions and challenges related to sustainable development, and at the same time provide opportunities to deepen knowledge in relevant fields. Students also learn how to use relevant analytical tools for studies of environmental change. Climate science and climate policy are two central points of the programme, since successful mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change are closely linked to the possibilities of achieving sustainable development. Mitigation and adaptation possibilities are linked to the management of water and energy resources. Thus, issues of energy and water resources management, as well as their social, political, bio-geo-chemical and ecological basis, are central points of the programme. The programme concludes with a longer thesis project, based on the student’s interest and with support from ongoing relevant research. Our research facilities are well equipped with all the necessary analytical equipment you would normally find in environmental research facilities. Career opportunities A career in sustainable development will probably bridge academic disciplines and require expertise in multiple areas. Few universities offer such a broad perspective across disciplines in Environmental Science as LiU does. The programme aims at preparing students to work with issues relating to sustainable development and environmental issues in international and national agencies, universities, municipalities, non-governmental organisations and international corporations. The programme also prepares those students who want to pursue doctoral studies (PhD) in related fields. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Environmental Science Language: English Duration: Two years Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91005 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 110,000 (approx. USD 16,100/EUR 12,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements A relevant background for the programme is a degree in either natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, humanities or engineering that relates to environmental, social or economic aspects of sustainable development. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden. [-]

MSc Statistics and Data Mining

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists who are able to exploit the new wealth of information in large and complex databases to improve analysis, prediction and decision making. [+]

MSc Statistics and Data Mining, 120 credits There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists who are able to exploit the new wealth of information in large and complex databases to improve analysis, prediction and decision making. The programme focuses on modern developments in the intersection of statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and database management, providing students with a unique competence in the labour market. With the growth of computer capabilities, databases become larger and more complex, making traditional statistical methods less effective or even unsuitable. Data from economic transactions, individual health records, internet search, and telecommunications are just a few examples of the content of enormous databases that challenge professional analysts. In these data-rich environments, methods from data mining, machine learning, statistical visualisation, computational statistics and other computer-intensive statistical methods included in the programme have become increasingly popular for both governmental agencies and the private sector. The programme is designed for students who have basic knowledge of mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics and computer science and have a bachelor degree in one of these areas, or an engineering degree. Students who have finished the bachelor’s programme Statistics and Data Analysis (Statistik och dataanalys) at Linköping University will find our master’s programme to be the natural continuation of their studies where they can learn more about various data analysis and machine learning methods, including Bayesian methods, text mining and statistical methods in bioinformatics. Students will be given the opportunity to learn: how to use classification methods to improve a mobile phone's speech recognition software ability to distinguish vowels in a noisy environment how to improve directed marketing by analysing shopping patterns in supermarkets' scanner databases how to build a spam filter how to provide an early signal of a financial crisis by analysing the frequency of crisis-related words in financial media and internet forums how to estimate the effect that a new legislation on traffic has on the number of deaths how to use a complex DNA micro array dataset to learn about the determinants of cancer how interactive and dynamic graphics can be used to determine the origin of an olive oil. The programme contains a wide variety of courses that students may choose from. Students willing to complement their studies with courses given at other universities have the possibility to do exchange studies during the third semester. Our partner programmes were carefully selected in order to cover various methodological perspectives and applied areas. During the final semester of their studies, students receive help in finding a private company or a governmental institution where they can write their theses. There they can apply their knowledge to a real problem and meet people who use advanced data analysis in practice. Career opportunities There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists able to analyse large and complex systems and databases with the help of modern computer-intensive methods. Do you know for example that Barack Obama’s administration was looking for Data Mining analysts for the elections in 2012? Business, telecommunications, IT and medicine are just a few examples of areas where our students are in high demand and find advanced analytical positions after graduation. Compared to the bachelor’s degree of the same subject, the master’s programme provides the opportunity to work with the development of methods and to search for senior positions or jobs with a more analytical profile. Students aiming at a scientific career will also find the programme an ideal background for future research. Many of the programme's lecturers are internationally recognised researchers in the fields of statistics, data mining, machine learning, database methodology and computational statistics. Programme facts Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Statistics Language: English Duration: Two years Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91009 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year Programme specific requirements A bachelor’s degree with at least 90 credits, i.e. 18 months of full-time study, in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics or computer science. The undergraduate courses in mathematics should include both calculus and linear algebra. Basic undergraduate courses in statistics and computer science are also required. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden. [-]

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MA Adult Learning and Global Change

Online Part time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

In every part of the world, governments are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in the global economy. [+]

MA Adult Learning and Global Change, 60 credits In every part of the world, governments are urging citizens to train and educate themselves in order to stay competitive in the global economy. Advocates of this argument claim that regional or local trade arrangements are no longer viable in a world where connective technologies can influence resources and purchasing power with a simple mouse click. However, critical discourses on globalisation require the ability to learn in situations that span vast cultural and geographic divides. Moreover, working globally calls for “fluency” in several cultures. Four universities - one programme The programme is designed as a unique collaboration between four universities on four different continents: Linköping University, Linköping (Sweden) University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada) University of Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa) Monash University, Melbourne (Australia). All four universities are equal partners. Students at Linköping University learn together with students from the other partner universities as a global class and go through courses provided by the partner universities, making the programme truly international. The different partner universities provide courses such as: Adult learning: contexts and perspectives Work and learning Fostering learning in practice Global/local learning. The programme won the 2005 Curriculum Innovation Award, granted by the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education. Learning outcomes The programme is intended for students who wish to understand adult learning in the framework of global change. The content will benefit people working in formal, as well as informal, educational settings, such as business and industry, activist organisations, government institutions or administration, non-governmental organisations, healthcare and numerous other settings where discourses on globalisation influence people’s lives. Graduates of the programme will be able to: learn and teach globally use global connective technologies understand knowledge-based societies and their implications for learning understand globalisation discourses develop cultural sensibilities and sensitivities develop an equality perspective for learning and re-framing their own professional practices. Career opportunities Following the final examination, students will have gained the theoretical knowledge and the practical experience needed to work in different formal and informal adult learning organisations. Alternatively, students may continue their academic career in further projects. Programme facts Degree: Master of Arts and Social Science with a major in Adult Learning Language: English Duration: Two years, 60 credits Pace of study: Part-time Campus: Online distance learning Application code: LIU-91200 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 110,000 (approx. USD 16,100/EUR 12,000) per academic year Programme specific requirements A bachelor's degree, including a bachelor’s essay or project, with a major in education, adult learning or another subject relevant to the field of adult learning. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73 Frösön, Sweden. [-]

MA Applied Ethics

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Linköping

Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in different areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, as well as different forms of professional ethics. [+]

MA Applied Ethics, 60 credits The programme offers a complementary education on master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in different academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The aim of the programme is to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in different areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, as well as different forms of professional ethics. Questions such as global justice, ethical implications of new technologies in healthcare and environmental responsibility for future generations are some of the issues that applied ethics is dealing with. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics but also requires area knowledge and expertise in different fields of application. Applied Ethics is a programme for those who: are interested in ethical questions want to work with ethical issues regarding the society want to research in the fields of ethics and applied ethics The programme enables students to gain knowledge of ethical theories and methods, as well as of ethical debates in different fields of application. Acquired skills include how to analyse moral problems and ethical debates and how to critically assess ethical arguments and policy documents. Moreover, students will learn how to construct ethical positions and to write policy recommendations, as well as how to moderate debates and to participate in ethical deliberations in a fruitful way. Career opportunities A master in applied ethics gives students a unique competence that can be added to their professional or disciplinary education. When working as a nurse, teacher, minister, civil servant or economist, students will know how to deal with ethical issues. Mastering applied ethics provides students with the tools to structure the discussions and distinguish between good and bad arguments. A great number of our master's students continue to doctoral studies in different areas of applied ethics and professional ethics. A recent survey shows that around 40% of the graduates of the past programme work at a university today, either as teachers or doing a PhD . However, the programme also prepares students for professional careers outside of academia. Programme facts Degree: Master of Arts (60 credits) in Applied Ethics Language: English Duration: One year Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91011 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 95,000 (approx. USD 14,000/EUR 10,400) per academic year Programme specific requirements Applicants are expected to have a bachelor's degree. Each applicant must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why they want to study this programme, and a summary of their bachelor's essay or project. If applicants hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then their letter of intent should describe previous studies and any other academic activities related to the master's programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be sent to University Admissions in Sweden, FE 1, SE–838 73, Frösön, Sweden. Financial support The programme offers one tuition fee waiver of 50% for a student coming from a low or lower middle income country. The tuition fee waiver covers half of the tuition fees for the academic year 2014-2015. Students can apply for the tuition fee waiver as soon as they have been accepted to Linköping University. The application can be made by sending an email to the programme director, Professor Göran Collste, at goran.collste@liu.se. Selection is based on students’ academic qualification as stated in their documentation sent to University Admissions in Sweden. No additional documents are required. [-]

MA Ethnic and Migration Studies

Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2017 Sweden Norrköping

MA in Ethnic and Migration Studies, 120 credits Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, as well as to systems of domination and movements of resistance. You learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture. [+]

The programme welcomes students of different academic backgrounds to develop a critical and transdisciplinary understanding of ethnicity and migration, integrating the humanities and the social sciences. It is set in an international community of students and faculty with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. By providing a unique curriculum that enables a comprehensive grasp of the field of Ethnic and Migration Studies as well as in depth specialisation through, for example, elective courses, internships, studies abroad, individual tutorials, the programme prepares you for positions in local, national and international organisations, administration, business, government, media and the cultural sector, as well as for further postgraduate studies. Career opportunities As the programme offers possibilities of studies abroad, elective courses and internships, students may tailor their education towards a special interest, profession or field of expertise. The programme therefore prepares for wide segments of the labour market, wherever expertise in migration and ethnic relations is needed, including work in governmental and non-governmental organisations, local and regional administration, business and communication, social work and activism, cultural analysis, journalism and commentary in the public sector, as well as further postgraduate studies and research. Programme facts ​Degree: Master of Arts in Ethnic and Migration Studies Language: English Duration: Two years, 120 credits Programme specific requirements A bachelor’s degree in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, behavioural sciences, health sciences or natural sciences or equivalent qualifications is required. Each applicant must enclose a Letter of Intent, written in English by the applicant, comprising a motivation why the applicant wishes to follow the programme, and a summary of degree thesis/degree project. For those holding a degree that does not require such a thesis/ project the Letter of Intent should describe previous studies and academic activities related to the Master’s programme. All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden. [-]

MSSc in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of how outdoor studies can enhance learning and contribute to health, sustainable development and an active citizenship. [+]

MSSc in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life, 60 credits The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of how outdoor studies can enhance learning and contribute to health, sustainable development and an active citizenship. The programme focuses on experiential learning based on nature, culture and society. Teaching includes outdoor field-related experiences and learning in and via natural and cultural landscapes. The advanced courses in educational science will help teachers and other educators to understand learning processes and how the society, nature and the cultural landscape can be used as resources for learning and understanding. Students will: increase their knowledge about children’s and young people’s understanding and learning processes in the extended classroom further develop their understanding and knowledge of how outdoor environmental education and outdoor life can contribute to environmental understanding, cyclic thinking and increased responsibility for health, citizenship and sustainability develop a thematic perspective on how the urban and rural landscape can be used as a resource for learning develop their skills in describing, interpreting and explaining cultural and environmental experiences through field work in real environments. Students should be prepared to pay for trips, food and lodging included in the programme. Career opportunities Following the final examination, students will have gained theoretical knowledge and practical experience for working with school development or in a leading position in the educational field. Alternatively, students may continue to conduction research leading to a doctoral degree. Programme facts Degree: Master of Social Science with a major in Didactics (with emphasis on Outdoor Education) Language: English Duration: One year, 60 credits Pace of study: Full-time Campus: Linköping Application code: LIU-91201 Application period: 16 Oct - 15 Jan Start date: August / September Tuition fees Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees All others: SEK 125,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 14,000 ) per academic year Programme specific requirements A teacher or pre-schoolteacher degree of at least 180 credits, or A bachelor's degree with a major in education or the equivalent [-]

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