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 in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organisations

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims 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. [+]

The two-year master’s programme in Business Administration - Strategy and Management in International Organizations (SMIO) aims 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. The international focus of courses and the international composition of the SMIO class help to prepare students to work in international organisations. Programme description Term 1 The courses of the first term focus on strategy by studying the two elements that strategy unites: the inside of the organisation and the surroundings in which it works. 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), also starts by considering strategy, but looks outside of the organisation. It considers, in particular, globalisation issues and a large-scale perspective. The course will initially take you on a historical journey to help you understand how we ended up where we are, and then zoom in on a number of challenges and paradoxes that organisations are facing. The skills developed in the first term are classic academic ones such as ‘learning to... [-]

MSSc in Child Studies

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2  Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). [+]

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. Programme description Child Studies is an interdisciplinary master’s programme that focusses on the critical study of questions related to children and childhood. The programme is mainly taught online, with some short campus periods. The programme can be taken as a one-year master’s degree (60 credits) or a two‑year master’s degree (120 credits). A core focus of the programme is how to apply the latest research findings in order to critically review, develop and improve policies and practices related to children and childhood. The programme further provides the theoretical and methodological tools that prepare students for designing, planning and conducting research in topics that concern children, childhood and families. The programme is hosted by the internationally renowned research department in Child Studies at Linköping University, which has conducted research in child and childhood studies since 1988. The teachers on the programme are active researchers, which... [-]

MSSc in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change

Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. [+]

This is a full-time programme that focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you 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. You will learn how to actively change, develop and challenge existing norms and structures. The programme combines online distance education with intensive mandatory on-campus gatherings. You will interact with your teachers and fellow programme members via a digital classroom. Three mandatory on-campus weeks will be held each year, the first one at the start of the programme. Programme description The programme focusses on intersectional gender, i.e. gender and its interplay with other social categorisations and power differentials such as ethnicity, class, nationality, sexuality, age, and (dis)ability. The programme is offered as a one‑year option, 60 credits, or a two-year option, 120 credits. This is a full-time programme that gives you 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. You will learn how to actively change,... [-]

MSSc in International and European Relations

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

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. [+]

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 skills necessary to face 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 field of international and European relations. Programme description 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 skills necessary to face 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 field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: 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. During the third term, students have the option of either taking courses with a general focus... [-]

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MSc in Aeronautical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

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. [+]

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 optimised in order to achieve the functionality and the efficiency required of an aircraft. The latter part of the programme involves a project in which these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version of one. Aeronautical Engineering 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 optimised in order to achieve the functionality and the efficiency required of an aircraft. The latter part of the programme involves a project in which these disciplines come together and challenge students to design, build and fly an aircraft, or a subscale version of one. Linköping is the aviation capital of Sweden and one of few aviation cities in the world. Saab Aeronautics, the producer of the highly successful Gripen fighter aircraft, is a major actor in the region. Other related companies and military aviation establishments that reinforce Linköping’s aviation character are located in or close to the city. The Aeronautical Engineering programme benefits from this, as some of... [-]

MSc in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Campus Full time 2 years August 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. Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, and conservation biology. [+]

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 and its role in 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 highly renowned zoos in Sweden. A number of teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists. Programme description 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 and its role in 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 highly 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... [-]

MSc in Communication Systems

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Communication Systems programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems, focussing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems. The programme has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and the design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. [+]

The Communication Systems programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems, focussing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems. The programme has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and the design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. This programme is highly competitive, and students will need advanced skills in mathematics and a strong sense of dedication. Programme description The Communication Systems programme offers a broad curriculum in communication systems, focussing on the fundamental principles of systems engineering and the design of digital and wireless communication systems. We are living in an increasingly networked society. The number of mobile phone users is rising by 50 million per month, while video streaming and social networking are pushing data volume demands. New applications for the internet-of-things are set to revolutionise the coming decades by creating a paradigm in which machines communicate with each other. The exponential growth in the use of communication devices needs skilled engineers to drive technological development and inspire new inventions. The Communication Systems master’s programme has a solid theoretical base in communication systems engineering. Topics covered include communication theory, coding, modulation, signal processing, and the design and optimisation of communication systems and networks. This programme is highly competitive, and students will need advanced skills in mathematics and a strong sense of dedication. The first year (two terms) comprises mandatory courses in communication systems engineering, such as digital communication,... [-]

MSc in Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

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 be able to integrate them with other technologies. [+]

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 be able to integrate them with other technologies. In addition to core courses in theoretical computer science and programming, the programme includes elective courses, such as artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, the design and programming of computer games, information security, advanced computer graphics, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science. Applicants are expected to have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills. Programme description This programme is aimed at students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. You will learn how to master the theoretical foundations of the field and integrate them with other technologies. Computer science is one of the most dynamic and expansive fields of science. In addition to having a deep understanding of the theoretical and technical foundations, professionals in this field must be able to apply the technology to challenging problems and integrate it with other technologies. Applicants are expected to have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills. The first three terms include not only core courses in theoretical computer science and programming, but also elective courses, such as artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, the design and programming of computer games, information security, advanced computer graphics, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science. Most courses feature lectures in theory and techniques,... [-]

MSc in Design

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare. [+]

The new master’s programme in Design offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, with collaborations tackling societal challenges. This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare. The programme features three design tracks, allowing you to develop your skills within an area of speciality. Current tracks are Sustainable Futures, Transformative Service and Visual Media. Please be advised that this programme has a multi-campus setup, with courses offered in Linköping and Norrköping as well as online. Programme description The new master’s programme in Design offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, with collaborations tackling societal challenges. Established and innovative design concepts are incorporated in a unique interdisciplinary setup across campuses. Businesses, organisations and government agencies are facing ever more complex challenges that require innovative approaches. Increasingly, the field of design is expected to come up with answers and help achieve progress. The purpose of this programme is to train qualified and confident designers who can enter these complex contexts, take on a leading role and co-create solid, sustainable solutions. We are reaching out to students with different backgrounds – not necessarily with previous academic design qualifications, but with excellent design abilities and a desire to develop design beyond specific materials and disciplines. This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary... [-]

MSc in Ecology and the Environment

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Ecology and the Environment master’s programme prepares students to work with the management of ecosystems, ecological communities and populations, based on a thorough knowledge of ecological concepts and theories. [+]

The Ecology and the Environment master’s programme prepares students to work 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: experiment design, data interpretation, ecological fieldwork and theoretical modelling, both in a classroom setting and through fieldwork. Programme description The Ecology and the Environment master's programme prepares students to work 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: experiment design, data interpretation, ecological fieldwork and theoretical modelling, both in a classroom setting and through fieldwork. The programme has a strong focus on the practical application of ecological knowledge in society. It takes up, for example, environmental and natural resource management, and studies how interactions with various stakeholders affect this. The courses cover population ecology, community ecology and ecology systems theories, including their relationship to current environmental problems. Furthermore, the programme has an internship period and one course that focusses on ecological decision support for forestry and agriculture. Students have the opportunity to take elective courses, such as environmental impact assessment. The key part of the programme is a one‑year master’s project in which students apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge. The project can... [-]

MSc in Electronics Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focusses 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 master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focusses 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 transceiver design. Programme description The master’s programme in Electronics Engineering focusses 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 transceiver design. Modern society depends to a large extent on reliable and efficient electronics. Mobile phones, the internet, PCs and TVs are just a few examples that constantly improve in terms of functionality, performance and cost. In addition, a growing number of concepts and technologies significantly improve areas such as mobile and broadband communication, healthcare, automotive technology, robotics, energy systems management, entertainment, consumer electronics, public safety and security, industrial applications, and much more. This suggests that there will be vast industrial opportunities in the future, and a... [-]

MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

This programme is for students with a solid engineering background, preferably a BA. You will acquire the tools necessary to integrate engineering, management and mathematics, preparing you for a leading role in industry or an academic career. [+]

This programme is for students with a solid engineering background, preferably a BA. You will acquire the tools necessary to integrate engineering, management and mathematics, preparing you for a leading role in industry or an academic career. The programme provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. Core courses in project management and organisation, management systems and sustainability, production planning and control, and quality management will help put your engineering skills in an industrial management context. After the first term, you will follow one of two profiles: Operations Management or Environmental Innovation Management. Programme description The programme provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. Core courses in project management and organisation, management systems and sustainability, production planning and control, and quality management will help put your engineering skills in an industrial management context. After the first term, you will follow one of two profiles: Operations Management or Environmental Innovation Management. The Operations Management profile deals with operations management issues in manufacturing and service industries, providing approaches for creating and sustaining effective organisations. A central idea is how to improve processes to provide maximum consumer benefits through the best use of available resources. You will gain insight into technological trends and explore financial and engineering consequences of operational decisions. Quality is another important module,... [-]

MSc in Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Linköping

This programme focusses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact. [+]

This programme focusses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems through the use of optimisation, simulation and geographical information systems. You will study traffic and supply-chain modelling, mobile and wireless telecommunications, road safety and project management. Programme description This programme focusses on the integration of IT and telecommunications into transport and logistics systems, with the aim of increasing efficiency, safety, mobility and customer satisfaction while reducing environmental impact. Well-designed transport and logistics systems are fundamental to individual mobility, commerce, welfare and economic growth. With ever-increasing volumes of traffic and goods, future transport systems face a huge challenge: How to balance the need for speedy, efficient and sustainable transport with the negative impacts of congestion, pollution and fatalities? The answer lies in a tighter integration of telecommunications and information technology into vehicles and physical road infrastructure. This programme provides the engineering and managerial skills required to design, plan, analyse and manage transport and logistics systems. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, you will acquire the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner. The programme provides the tools required to understand, develop and control future transport and logistics systems... [-]

MSc in Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master’s programme is a competitive education program that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. The huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have relied to a large extent on developments in materials science and technology. [+]

The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master’s programme is a competitive education program that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. The huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have relied to a large extent on developments in 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 such subjects as nano-scale physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics. Programme description The Materials Science and Nanotechnology (MSN) master’s programme is a competitive education program that provides students with specialist knowledge in the area of new materials. The huge advances in modern technology and products in recent decades have relied to a large extent on developments in 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 such subjects as nano-scale physics, molecular electronics and non-linear optics. With support from internationally competitive research activities in materials physics at Linköping University, the programme has been established with distinct features that offer students high‑level interdisciplinary education and training in fundamental solid state physics and materials science within the following areas: Electronic materials and devices Surface and nano-sciences Theory and modelling of materials Organic/molecular electronics and sensors. The... [-]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 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. The programme starts with a term of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses, all of which are mandatory. These courses prepare students for further studies in one of the programme's specialisation areas. [+]

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 term of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses, all of which are mandatory. These courses prepare students for further studies in one of the programme's specialisation areas. Programme description 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 term of traditional mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer programming courses, all of 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 and supply-chain management. The final term of the Mechanical Engineering master's programme is devoted to a degree project. Career opportunities Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines, and graduates 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; and the processing of materials. They work frequently with developing new solutions to environmental problems. Mechanical engineers are expected to be creative, have broad knowledge and work... [-]

MSc in Organic Synthesis / Medicinal Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years August 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. [+]

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 knowledge in organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds, and 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. Programme description 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 knowledge in organic synthesis and pharmaceutically active compounds, and 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 and pharmaceutical technology. It also covers protein chemistry and biomolecular design, which broadens the students’ knowledge in the field of bio-organic chemistry. The programme concludes with... [-]

MSc in Science for Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

Our two-year programme will prepare you for a career within research or in a non-academic setting. Our graduates have gone on to positions in research institutes, environmental organisations, businesses, NGOs, river basin commissions, consultancies, power companies and intergovernmental environmental agencies. [+]

Do you want to learn how to address global environmental challenges and contribute to a more sustainable world? Or how to get a multidisciplinary perspective on sustainability issues and practice hands-on learning with students from around the globe? Then you should consider our master’s programme. Our two-year programme will prepare you for a career within research or in a non-academic setting. Our graduates have gone on to positions in research institutes, environmental organisations, businesses, NGOs, river basin commissions, consultancies, power companies and intergovernmental environmental agencies. Laboratory and GIS exercises, spatial analysis in the Norrköping Decision Arena, study visits to local authorities and businesses in the environmental sector and role-play workshops around complex environmental negotiations are just some of the ways in which you will learn how to tackle real‑world problems. Cutting-edge with a holistic perspective Our multidisciplinary perspective is firmly anchored in our research environment, with teachers from academic backgrounds that range from the humanities to social and natural sciences. The programme will give you a holistic perspective, with opportunities to refine your knowledge of complex issues of sustainability. Top quality and satisfaction The Science in Sustainable Development programme is the only one in its category to be awarded the highest quality ranking in Sweden by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. In 2015, our students ranked their satisfaction with our programme at 4.6 of a possible 5, which placed us fourth of all programmes at Linköping University. The university is located on a green campus only a short bike ride... [-]

MSc in Statistics and Data Mining

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists who are able to exploit the new wealth of information in large and complex datasets to improve analysis, prediction and decision‑making. The programme focusses on modern developments at the intersection of statistics, artificial intelligence and database management, providing students with unique skills that are attractive on the labour market. [+]

There is a rapidly increasing demand for specialists who are able to exploit the new wealth of information in large and complex datasets to improve analysis, prediction and decision‑making. The programme focusses on modern developments at the intersection of statistics, artificial intelligence and database management, providing students with unique skills that are attractive on the labour market. With the growth of computer capabilities, databases are becoming larger and more complex, making traditional statistical methods less effective, and in some cases unsuitable. Data from economic transactions, individual health records, internet searches, and environmental data 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 with both governmental agencies and the private sector. Programme description 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 focusses on modern developments in the intersection of statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and database management, providing students with unique skills that are attractive on the labour market. With the growth of computer capabilities, databases are becoming larger and more complex, making traditional statistical methods less effective, and in some cases unsuitable. Data from economic transactions, individual health records, internet searches, and telecommunications are just a few examples of the content of enormous databases... [-]

MSc in Sustainability Engineering and Management

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The Sustainability Engineering and Management master’s programme deals with the multifaceted challenge of developing products, services and technical systems that contribute to increased resource-effectiveness and sustainability. [+]

The Sustainability Engineering and Management master’s programme deals with the multifaceted challenge of developing products, services and technical systems that contribute to increased resource-effectiveness and sustainability. It is well-known that economic development and human welfare depend on the availability of raw materials and energy. However, the exploitation of such natural resources has many environmental implications such as climate change, resource scarcity and the uncontrolled dispersal of hazardous substances. In times of global environmental problems and concerns about the long-term availability of natural resources such as metals and minerals, incentives for using materials and energy in more intelligent and efficient ways are increasing among governments, companies and other organisations. Programme description The Sustainability Engineering and Management master’s programme deals with the multifaceted challenge of developing products, services and technical systems that contribute to increased resource-effectiveness and sustainability. It is well-known that economic development and human welfare depend on the availability of raw materials and energy. However, the exploitation of such natural resources has many environmental implications such as climate change, resource scarcity and the uncontrolled dispersal of hazardous substances. In times of global environmental problems and concerns about the long-term availability of natural resources such as metals and minerals, incentives for using materials and energy in more intelligent and efficient ways are increasing among governments, companies and other organisations. McKinsey, one of the largest management consultancy firms in the world, has emphasised the urgent need for a resource revolution. The aim is to address the anticipated economic and political implications of... [-]

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MA in Applied Ethics

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. [+]

The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, and different forms of professional ethics. Programme description The programme offers a complementary education at the master’s level in applied ethics for students already holding a bachelor’s degree in one of various academic fields, from philosophy to health and technology, or a professional degree. The programme aims to offer students the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in applied ethics. Applied ethics is a growing interdisciplinary field that studies ethical issues in areas such as politics, medicine, research, technology, and 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 deals with. The subject has its disciplinary basis in moral philosophy and ethics, and requires knowledge and expertise in the various fields of application. Applied Ethics is a programme for those who: Are interested in ethical questions Want to work with ethical issues and the application of ethics in society Want to carry out research in the fields of ethics and applied ethics The programme enables students to gain knowledge... [-]

MA in Ethnic and Migration Studies

Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

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. [+]

Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. 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 curriculum that enables a comprehensive grasp of the field of Ethnic and Migration Studies, as well as in‑depth specialisation through elective courses, internships, studies abroad, and 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. Programme description The Master’s programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. The programme is interdisciplinary, integrating the humanities and the social sciences, and animated by a commitment to critical, innovative and useful approaches to issues and problems within the broad field of ethnic and migration studies. Students of different academic backgrounds are welcome to an international community with numerous visiting researchers and academic activities. You will gain a comprehensive grasp of the field of ethnic and migration studies and will... [-]

MSSc in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life

Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment 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 active citizens. The programme focusses 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 programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of how outdoor studies can enhance learning and contribute to health, sustainable development and active citizens. The programme focusses 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 society, nature and the cultural landscape can be used as resources for learning and understanding. Programme description The programme aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of how outdoor studies can enhance learning and contribute to health, sustainable development and active citizens. The programme focusses 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 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 landscapes can be used as resources for learning Develop their skills in describing, interpreting and explaining cultural and environmental experiences through... [-]

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