Mid Sweden University

Introduction

Mid Sweden University

Geographically, Mid Sweden University is located in the middle of Sweden, right at the heart of Northern Europe. It is a young university, but its roots go back more than 150 years.

As early as in 1842, in the same year as the elementary school was established in Sweden, the decision was taken to place a teachers’ education college in Härnösand. Today, Mid Sweden University has three campuses, Härnösand, Sundsvall and Östersund, with approximately 15 000 students. Around 50 percent are campus students, while the rest engage in distance tuition via net based courses and programmes.

Every year students from all over the world come to study at Mid Sweden University, and we firmly believe that the international element of any education is a measurement of quality. We have partnerships with a number of universities around the world for the exchange of students and staff. We offer courses for international students at all three campuses.

As a university, we provide higher education of a high standard on undergraduate, post-graduate, and research study levels. We offer a wide range of course programmes within the social sciences, behavioural sciences, media, nursing, teachers’ education, information technology, natural sciences, technology, and languages as well as other subjects within the humanities.

At Mid Sweden University, we integrate our research with the study programmes in a natural and intriguing way. In some subjects students may go on to the research programme, after having completed courses on the basic and advanced levels.

One of the main characteristics of Mid Sweden University is a combination of the intimacy of a small college, enabling close contact between students and teachers, with the educational variety and resources offered by a large university. At Mid Sweden University, no one runs the risk of getting lost in the crowd. All students have the opportunity to get to know each other. It is precisely the intimacy and sense of togetherness that students forward as one of the most prominent advantages of Mid Sweden University.

Mid Sweden University is the leading educational institution in the field of net based learning in Sweden. Approximately 50 percent of the students at Mid Sweden University study net based courses or programmes. The concept of flexible learning describes our approach to teaching and learning.

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Master

Master in Business Administration, Marketing and Management

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall

The purpose of the Marketing and Management programme is to give students advanced knowledge in areas suitable for qualified positions in marketing, sales, or communication departments in firms and organisations. [+]

The programme focuses on firms and other organisations and their relationships to customers and suppliers. Leadership, communication, consumer behaviour and marketing in networks are central themes during the first semester. The second semester begins with two courses on methodology. The programme ends with a written master thesis in the area of marketing and management. The programme is a one-year higher education course based on previous studies corresponding to a bachelor degree with specialization in marketing and management.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor (at least 180 credits) with 90 Higher Education Credits in Business Administration or corresponding education. English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent. This can be proven by for example the following inernational tests: - TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE - TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE. - IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score one the specific parts of at least 5.0 [-]

Master in Computer Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall

Everything wants to be connected. Enter the programme and shape the new boundaries in computing. [+]

Everything wants to be connected. Enter the programme and shape the new boundaries in computing. The studies combine theoretical and practical components with a view to the hands on experience demanded in the computer industry, a significant portion of the programme is devoted to practical software and hardware design experiments and prototyping. Theoretical knowledge and engineering skills are acquired in Computer Systems and Communication Networks, and Distributed Systems and Machine Learning. The programme provides students with a broad foundation in information technology (IT), and an in-depth understanding of computer data communication and modern networking. It includes courses in distributed systems and algorithms, wireless networking, software development, data mining and visualization. The computer networks concentration courses provide students with a comprehensive understanding of network design and implementation, network performance analysis and management, network security, and the latest networking technology. The thesis project can be performed at a company, at a research facility or at the university. The programme is designed to empower students with extensive knowledge and hands-on experience to analyze, design, procure, manage, and implement cutting-edge computer networking solutions and technologies. ... [-]

Master in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Östersund

The programme give you skills to tackle questions about environment and development. [+]

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions. Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development. You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions. Your multi-disciplinary ability will furthermore develop due to the design of the programme, which includes, for example, multidisciplinary thematic assignments. Within these projects you will be able to sharpen your ability to search for, analyse and use knowledge under qualified supervision. The programme aims to provide you with an insight into modern research and development within the field. ... [-]

Master in Electronics Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall

This programme focuses on embedded electronic systems with sensors. [+]

This programme focuses on embedded electronic systems with sensors. Electronics systems are increasingly common and can be found in a wide range of products on the market, among other things in cars, refrigerators, keys and packaging. During the programme you will broaden your knowledge of different design technologies used to create embedded sensor systems. The programme is continuously updated with the latest development in the field, in collaboration with researchers and industrial partners. Most products today have embedded electronics, regardless of whether or not they have previously been associated with electronics. For example, you will be able to find electronics in cars, refrigerators, keys and packaging. In many instances these embedded systems also have sensory functions which range from simple temperature sensors to complicated sensors based on video technology. The programme will give you a wide range of knowledge of different technologies which serve as the basis in designing embedded sensor systems. During the second year you will specialise and acquire a deepened knowledge in a specific area through individual projects. Because the programme is open for applicants from all over the world, you will have the opportunity to develop international contacts. The programme is entirely in English and will give you increased skills in communicating in international projects. ... [-]

Master in Political Science (one year)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall Östersund + 1 more

The program gives you the knowledge and skills for a working life of change and it provides the ability to apply knowledge in an independent scientific work. [+]

The programme provides you with in-depth knowledge in political science. The programme gives you the knowledge and skills for a working life of change and it provides the ability to apply knowledge in an independent scientific work. You learn to independently analyze complex political issues. In the programme focus is on courses in Public Administration, Evaluation Methods, Organization Analysis and Political Theory.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor (at least 180 Credits) with a major in Political Science, Proven language proficiency in English (English course A), for example shown from one of the following international English tests: - TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE - TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE - IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0 [-]

Master in Tourism Studies (one year)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 Sweden Östersund

This programme offers a high-quality experience and state- of- the art research on a range of tourim topic area. [+]

Tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. A recent study by the UNWTO estimates that tourism accounts for one in every twelve jobs worldwide. To be successful, students today need new skills and knowledge. Our one year Master program offers a high-quality experience and state-of-the-art research on a range of tourism topic areas. The program draws from the European Tourism Research Institute, which is a leading tourism research environment in Northern Europe. The program emphasizes destination development and sustainability issues. Students learn through an interesting combination of course work, field trips, and independent research. Our students have a strong track record for qualified work and of conducting research in a global context. Degrees in the course can be taken in two disciplines: tourism studies or human geography. The program is offered at Mid Sweden University’s Östersund campus, which is an ideal setting to study tourism and sustainable development. As the entry to the Swedish and Norwegian mountain areas, Östersund is located in close proximity to many of the region’s premier destinations. The European Tourism Research Institute contributes with contacts to current research and international networks. ... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Emotion Psychology

Online Part time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Östersund

The program will provide you with a solid theoretical foundation and scientific training, aiming to shape analytical and systematic thinking, and also, the ability to evaluate and contribute to the field of research. [+]

The Master program will give you a widening and deepening understanding of emotion psychology, as a discipline and as research area. The selection of courses is consistent with the research and base of knowledge available at the department of Psychology at Mid Sweden University, with application also in other areas. The program consists of three parts: theoretical foundation, application, and an independent scientific work (Master thesis). The first year consists of advanced courses in emotion psychology and research methods. The third semester consists of for applied courses of choice. Eligible courses are specified in the syllabus, and the choice of courses provided in the program is based on the students’ areas of interest. The applied courses will lay foundation for the master theses (30 cc, finalized during the fourth semester). For greater flexibility, the program is available as a distance learning program with two compulsory meetings each semester (at the campus in Östersund), and it is also possible to study by full-time or part time studies. During the second semester (the first year), you also have the possibility to write a thesis (15 cc) to complete a one-year Master. All courses are provided in English. English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent. This can be proven by for example the following inernational tests: •TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE •TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE. •IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score one the specific parts of at least 5.0 Meetings Each semester there are two mandatory meetings at the campus in Östersund, Sweden. As there is mandatory web-seminar via Adobe Connect (or equivalent), you need a headset, a webcam and a well-functioning internet connection. Entry requirements Bachelor (180 hp) in psychology, with a degree thesis/independent work of 15 credits, or equivalent. In cases where the applicant lacks bachelor's degree in psychology, an individual assessment will be conducted. English B/English 6 from Swedish gymnasium or the equivalent. Title of qualification Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)Masterexamen med huvudområdet psykologi translated into Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Psychology. [-]

MA

Master's Programme in Industrial Design - Design for All

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall

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

Every person is unique – and we see that as a great advantage. In the International Master’s programme Design for all, these differences are our starting point. We have developed a method where we bring the users who have the strongest and most demanding needs into the design process. This method has proven to be very effective in terms of innovative design solutions. The programme is developed for students who are curious and want to join us in developing our environment with high ethical and aesthetic ambitions. Design for all is a vision of a world where everybody can take part and experience a high quality of life. It is a world where our differences are what makes this possible. We are looking for students who want to be part of a creative development of advanced and sustainable design solutions. As a student of the Design for all programme, you will join a programme in which we emphasize Creativity and problem solving methodology Critical evaluation of existing solutions and analysing the special needs of the most demanding user groups precedes the development and design of innovative solutions for human well-being. This means that in the design process, you will use advanced methods to understand the core of the problem and define its structure. You will also examine relevant systems and different ways of including external knowledge. User centred Design for all process In the user centred process, we involve different target groups in a thought-out way to gather facts during each step of the development process. Various empirical methods lead to a profound understanding of each user’s needs. We also offer a unique research lab, where students can investigate physical and mental effects of different design solutions. Sustainability effects Our programme pays special attention to the long-term environmental, social and economic effects of design solutions. The aim is to seek and implement a no-waste cradle-to-cradle ethic in terms of diversity, equality and democracy as well as the quality of life. Multidisciplinary and international orientation With our origin in industrial design, our programme seeks interdisciplinary interaction and exchange. We collaborate closely with Design for all organizations, related industries, institutions and the public sector locally, nationally and internationally. Entry requirements Degree of Bachelor in Industrial Design, or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, of at least 180 Credits, or equivalent, with at least 60 Credits (60 ECTS) in Industrial Design. Successful completion of the work sample. English course A from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or equivalent. This can be proven by for example the following international tests: - TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on a paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE - TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE - IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0. Selection The selection process from those who meet the entry requirements is based on the results of the work sample. The work sample has two components; one which tests the artistic ability, and one which tests the ability to adopt a scientific and analytic approach. Part of the sample is a home assignment, sent out for the applicant to solve, and part of the work sample consists of the applicant’s portfolio. All of the work should be submitted digitally via e-mail. To apply, visit www.universityadmissions.se and send your portfolio to mikael.marklund@miun.se, preferably as a PDF-file. When your portfolio and online application is received, the home assignment is e-mailed as a PDF-file. Send other documents verifying general and specific entry requirements (transcripts etc.) to Antagningen, 833 82 STRÖMSUND, SWEDEN. After the programme After having completed the programme, you will be able to work with innovative design of products, environments, different kind of aids, systems and services from a Design for all perspective. You will also have the knowledge to run or participate in multidisciplinary development and applied research projects. Specialists in this field have excellent chances to find a job at a large-scale enterprise or design office, start up their own consulting firm or to teach. [-]

Master in Photojournalism

Campus Full time 2 years August 2016 Sweden Sundsvall

The programme provides you with the conceptual and advanced skills essential for a successful career in photojournalism and picture editing as well as the foundation to succeed in leadership roles in the profession. [+]

Master in Photojournalism

 

The Master of Arts (MA) in Photojournalism programme provides you with the conceptual and advanced skills essential for a successful career in photojournalism and picture editing as well as the foundation to succeed in leadership roles in the profession.

The courses address photojournalism in practice and theory on an advanced level. Courses cover theory, history, and legal and ethical issues of relevance to the profession, deepening the knowledge of visual communication as a language as well as critical debates about photojournalism. Furthermore, courses on photographic techniques, design, picture editing and picture research, advanced level photojournalism/documentary project courses, as well as advanced narrative writing for photojournalists provide the tools for the further pursuit of a career in the field. The Master's seminar, where you present work in progress, bring everything together in a forum for discussion of issues relevant to the profession, and for your educational experience and creative work.... [-]


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Mittuniversitetet Campus Härnösand

Address Universitetsbacken 1
Härnösand 87131, Sweden
Website http://www.miun.se/
Phone +46(0)10-142 8000

Mittuniversitetet Campus Östersund

Address Kunskapens Väg 8
Östersund 83140, Sweden
Website http://www.miun.se/
Phone +46(0)10-142 8000

Mittuniversitetet Campus Östersund

Address Kunskapens Väg 8
Östersund 83140, Sweden
Website http://www.miun.se/
Phone +46(0)10-142 8000