Linnaeus University

Introduction

Why study at Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern university named after Carl Linnaeus – the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries, born in the Småland region where the university is situated.


Top reasons to study at Linnaeus University

  • A comprehensive university, offering 40 degree programmes and 500 courses in English, on both bachelor’s and master’s level.
  • Since 2014, we host our own Summer Academy – an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study environment, unique of its kind in Sweden.
  • At Linnaeus University you are enabled to grow as a person. The learning environment is characterized by teaching and research staff in close proximity to students.
  • A non-profit public university, accredited by the Swedish government, with 31,000 students.
  • Strong international profile, with 750 partner universities in more than 60 countries.
  • A large community of international students. Every year, more than 1,600 students from around 60 countries come here to study.
  • A research university, with the right to employ with the right to employ doctorate students. The research covers everything from labour market studies and social security issues to entrepreneurship, bioscience, aquatic ecology, and wood and energy technology.
  • Unique and close collaboration with IKEA – the largest furniture company in the world, founded in Älmhult in Småland.
  • Active student life with buddy programs and friend family-projects to help students engage with both Swedish and other international students, as well as with Swedish families.
  • Highly praised campus environments, positioning Linnaeus University as no 1 and no 2 in terms of campus buildings, campus environment and nice-to-be places in the ISB (International Student Barometer) 2014.
  • At Linnaeus University nature is just around the corner, adding to a high quality of life. Växjö was once declared "The greenest city in Europe" and Kalmar is a charming medieval city, located by the Baltic Sea.


This is Linnaeus University

There are 34,000 registered students at Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers 150 degree programmes and 2,000 single-subject courses. You can study different subjects within arts and humanities, health and life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, technology, and business and economics. There are also a number of different contract educations, like the headmaster training and police education.

Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Particularly prominent is the research carried out within our cutting-edge research environments – our Linnaeus University Centres. Within these centres, everything from ecology and evolution to discrimination and integration, postcolonialism, intermediality, bioscience, and big data is being studied.

With 2,100 employees and more than 34,000 students, we strive to be a modern university, with Småland as our base and the world as our stage. To study and work at Linnaeus University means being part of an environment characterised by knowledge and development. Students acquire new knowledge and learn to have a critical approach. Researchers make discoveries that can change our society. Employees talk of a workplace with both challenges and opportunities. Linnaeus University is a university where knowledge grows.

Linnaeus University was established in 2010 through a merger between Växjö University and University of Kalmar.


Linnaeus University in numbers

  • Roughly 14,000 full-year students
  • About 2,100 employees
  • 156 professors
  • About 325 doctoral students
  • About 100 degree programmes on first-cycle level
  • About 80 degree programmes on second-cycle level
  • Roughly 900 incoming international students, including exchange students, fee-paying students, and free movers (full-year students)
  • Roughly 190 outgoing exchange students (full-year students)
  • 512 third-country students

SEK 1,654 million in total revenues (distribution: 64% education, 8% contract education, 28% research and education at third-cycle level)


Vision and basic principles

Vision and strategy 2015-2020: A creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university where we are inspired by Carl Linnaeus, with roots in Småland and the world as our stage. It is the spirit of the scientist, entrepreneur, and pedagogue Linnaeus that makes up the foundation at Linnaeus University.

Through curiosity and creativity, Linnaeus paved the way for what was then a new scientific paradigm. In a similar way, Linnaeus University wants to be characterised by boldness and commitment to new scientific ideas. Linnaeus was also an entrepreneur in the modern sense, capable of creating and running projects with various actors in society.

Challenging educations and prominent research in combination with societal driving force and global values are the cornerstones which combined make up a creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus.


Vision

Linnaeus University – a creative and international knowledge environment promoting curiosity, creativity, companionship and utility.


General goals


Linnaeus University stands out through

  • Curious, creative, and skilled students and members of staff
  • Challenging educations with high societal relevance
  • Prominent scientific and artistic research which will benefit societal development
  • Commitment to societal challenges, innovations, and sustainable growth
  • Companionship between people
  • An international and multicultural knowledge environment


A creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus

  • Challenging educations
  • Prominent research
  • Societal driving force
  • Global values


A journey into the future 2015-2020

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Master of Arts in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design. Specialisation: Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with the ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English. [+]

This two-year master programme is based on companies need of employees with the ability to initiate, lead and promote the creation of innovations. The program is taught in English.

In the students’ work with innovations, the student should balance the process in its various parts for design, function, sustainability and production conditions. This requires knowledge of, or interaction between, different disciplines where different approaches, perspectives, and approaches are utilized. The program is based on common projects often in collaboration with industry and organizations along with advancement in design and a broadening towards other disciplines (business and technology). Experiences from projects discussed and put in relation to the student's professional skills. In separate courses studied scientific method used in the innovation process.... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Social Analysis

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The programme offers a wide-range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research. [+]

Are you interested to understand how the society works and to help its development? Do you want to do so using rigorous methods based on a complex system science approach?

Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The programme offers a wide-range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research.

To succeed in the programme is it crucial to hold a strong enthusiasm for data analysis and being able to learn and use different methods, most of which computer-based, such as statistical analysis, textual analysis, and social simulation.... [-]


Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a programme at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The programme is international, multidisciplinary and oriented towards current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies. [+]

Both the ocean and freshwater bodies cover more than 70% of the planet and over 40% of the human population lives in coastal areas. One of the challenges for future researchers and decision makers is to understand the functioning of the aquatic systems for a better management of water resources.

The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a programme at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The programme is international, multidisciplinary and oriented towards current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies

During the first year, students are introduced to the latest research in the field of aquatic ecology/marine ecology and will deepen their knowledge of marine microbiology, advanced systematics, and resources and ecology of marine waters. The function and evolution of different aquatic systems ranging from polar to tropical and from coastal to deep ecosystems are discussed in the light of the newest molecular advances in the field. Students are also introduced to simulation modeling and ecological applications that can offer solutions to complex management problems of water resources, including freshwater resources.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management - Specialization: Fronts in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The programme is about controlling and managing in supply chains. The main subject is business administration, with a focus on logistics and controlling. [+]

The programme is about controlling and managing in supply chains. The main subject is business administration, with a focus on logistics and controlling.

This programme combines logistics and management accounting, which is unique. There is a great need for graduates who understand value creation with the end consumer in focus through cooperation and integration within the organization as well as with other companies. One theme in the programme is supply chains, which creates efficiency with good supplier cooperation. Another is the use of management accounting to develop processes within and between companies. The first semester contains thus of a specialization in either supply chain management or control. This follows by studies on the integration of supply chains and inter-organizational control, research methodology and e-business management and the programme ends with a master thesis. After graduating you can find work as Supply Planner, Business Controller, Management Consultant, Business Development Planner, After Sales Logistics Planner or pursue a research career. Language is English and with students from all over the world.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management. Specialisation: Fronts in Management Accounting and Process-based Control

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The programme is about controlling and managing in supply chains. The main subject is business administration, with a focus on logistics and controlling. [+]

The programme is about controlling and managing in supply chains. The main subject is business administration, with a focus on logistics and controlling.

This programme combines logistics and management accounting, which is unique. There is a great need for graduates who understand value creation with the end consumer in focus through cooperation and integration within the organization as well as with other companies. One theme in the programme is supply chains, which creates efficiency with good supplier cooperation. Another is the use of management accounting to develop processes within and between companies. The first semester contains thus of a specialization in either supply chain management or control. This follows by studies on the integration of supply chains and inter-organizational control, research methodology and e-business management and the programme ends with a master thesis. After graduating you can find work as Supply Planner, Business Controller, Management Consultant, Business Development Planner, After Sales Logistics Planner or pursue a research career. Language is English and with students from all over the world.... [-]


Master of Science in Chemistry

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

A Master's Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for Ph.D. studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry. [+]

This degree provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue Ph.D. studies, or for those aiming for work in the biotechnology, chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. The degree program commences with a 10-week introductory course on research methodology, which is followed by four or five ten week blocks where you have the choice of studying subjects such as bioanalytical chemistry and food analysis, biophysical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, and nanoscience. The degree program is completed with either a 30 or 20-week research project run within one of the research groups in Kalmar.

A Master's Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for Ph.D. studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Corporate Governance - Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

Listed corporations are governed by, among others, accounting, auditing, regulation and pressure from the capital market. In this programme, you study how. [+]

Listed corporations are governed by, among others, accounting, auditing, regulation and pressure from the capital market. In this programme, you study how.

This one-year master programme offers advanced studies of the mechanisms, institutions, and processes by which listed corporations are governed, often referred to as corporate governance. In the programme, you will study how various parts of the corporate governance system operates, as well as the composition and regulation of the system as a whole.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for studies on an advanced level as well as specific entry requirements:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Economics with at least 90 credits in the main field of study, Business Administration or equivalent. Within the main field of study, a thesis/independent work consisting of 15 credits should be included. At least 15 credits in Statistics or equivalent At least 15 credits in financial accounting, or alternatively at least 15 credits in financial economics, or the equivalent. English B/6 or equivalent. Selections ... [-]

Master of Science in Disease Ecology

Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases play in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. During the first year, students are introduced to multidisciplinary aspects of disease ecology, ranging from veterinary and human medicine to molecular biology and ecology, including current research topics in the subject field. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with diseases in a temporally and spatially influenced environment, including how climate change and human activities drive the distribution and emergence of disease. [+]

Diseases play a fundamental role in the lives of all organisms, from the individual level up to the ecosystem level. Understanding the drivers of disease dynamics and the intricate interactions between hosts and parasites rely on a multidisciplinary approach combining molecular biology, ecology, and medicine.

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases play in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. During the first year, students are introduced to multidisciplinary aspects of disease ecology, ranging from veterinary and human medicine to molecular biology and ecology, including current research topics in the subject field. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with diseases in a temporally and spatially influenced environment, including how climate change and human activities drive the distribution and emergence of disease.... [-]


Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

To develop businesses and societies by identifying, implementing and analyzing entrepreneurial projects together with practitioners. The degree programme has a clearly defined connection with the community as development projects are carried out in close cooperation with actors within the business, public or civic sectors of the society. Projects are implemented and evaluated from the point of their usefulness for the actors involved. [+]

To develop businesses and societies by identifying, implementing and analyzing entrepreneurial projects together with practitioners.

The program syllabus includes courses which provide a theoretical depth in business development respectively different perspectives on entrepreneurship, especially emphasizing Scandinavian perspectives. The first semester a course in methodology provides knowledge and skills in interactive methods (action research) and in parallel a development project is identified and initiated together with a business, an organization or a local community. The project is implemented during the second semester. The project work provides skills to take on qualified project and process leadership roles and to be practically useful for the organization or the local society which has been chosen. Methodological skills are deepened during the last course during the second semester to enable a capacity to relate project work to the development of theory. The second year consists of a study abroad semester and is completed by a master thesis during the last semester. The program will, therefore, provide both theoretical depths as well as high practical relevance as acquired knowledge is applied in real cases.... [-]


Master of Science in Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution, and organism biology to explore and appreciate biological diversity among fishes. During the first year, students are introduced to traditional aspects of the biology of fishes such as systematics, taxonomy, and distribution, and to current research topics in fish ecology including life-history strategies, behavior, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with spatial and temporal changes in the environment, including climate change and human activities such as habitat modification and fishing. [+]

Fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other vertebrate group, can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, play important roles as food and predators in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and they are an important resource for humans worldwide.

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and organism biology in order to explore and appreciate biological diversity among fishes. During the first year, students are introduced to traditional aspects of the biology of fishes such as systematics, taxonomy, and distribution, and to current research topics in fish ecology including life-history strategies, behavior, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with spatial and temporal changes in the environment, including climate change and human activities such as habitat modification and fishing.... [-]


Master of Science in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design. Specialisation: Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This two-year master programme is based on companies’ needs for employees with the ability to initiate, lead, and promote the creation of innovations. The language of tuition is English. [+]

This two-year master programme is based on companies’ needs for employees with the ability to initiate, lead, and promote the creation of innovations. The language of tuition is English.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

A minimum of 90 credits within the main field of study Business Administration (including a degree project of at least 15 credits) or the equivalent English B/English 6 or the equivalent Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is partly based on a statement of purpose and cv.

Syllabus

Click here for the programme syllabus.

Career

The programme trains students in project and innovation management, process and product development, business and system development, and social entrepreneurship. Students develop in-depth knowledge in business, but there is also interaction and sharing with the subject areas of design and technology. Students who complete the programme will be able to create sustainable solutions that take into account function and form as well as resource efficiency.... [-]


Master of Science in Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design. Specialisation: Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This two-year master programme is based on companies’ needs for employees with the ability to initiate, lead, and promote the creation of innovations. The language of tuition is English. [+]

This two-year master programme is based on companies’ needs for employees with the ability to initiate, lead, and promote the creation of innovations. The language of tuition is English.

In their work with innovations, students should balance the various parts of the process – function, design, durability, and conditions of production. This requires knowledge of, or interaction between, different disciplines where different perspectives and approaches are utilized. The programme is based on joint projects, often in collaboration with the industry and different organizations, along with advancement in their own subject area and a broadening towards other disciplines (business and design). Experiences from projects are discussed and put in relation to the student’s professional skills. In separate courses studied scientific method used in the innovation process.... [-]


Master of Science in International Affairs

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year full-time programme with a curriculum that develops international affairs professionals with interest in contemporary international changes and challenges. The main objective of the programme is to prepare graduates to pursue careers in international organizations, businesses, transnational civil society organizations or within diplomacy. [+]

The Master in International Affairs (MIA) is a two-year full-time programme with a curriculum that develops international affairs professionals with interest in contemporary international changes and challenges. The main objective of the programme is to prepare graduates to pursue careers in international organizations, businesses, transnational civil society organizations or within diplomacy.

Programme courses are led by highly merited instructors with research and teaching interests in international and European affairs, international state and human security, international corruption and political economy, foreign policy analysis, human rights and sustainable development and diplomacy among democracies and dictatorships.... [-]


Master of Science in International Business Strategy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

One way for companies to be successful is to expand in new growth markets and to do business across country borders. This two-year master programme provides adequate knowledge on how to develop competitive, dynamic and socially responsible strategies for international companies and also offers a deeper research focus and elective courses, including possibilities of studies abroad or internship. [+]

One way for companies to be successful is to expand in new growth markets and to do business across country borders. This two-year master programme provides adequate knowledge on how to develop competitive, dynamic and socially responsible strategies for international companies and also offers a deeper research focus and elective courses, including possibilities of studies abroad or internship.

The two-year master programme in Business Administration with specialization in International Business Strategy provides students with comprehensive theoretical insights and advanced practical understanding in order to identify, apply and critically evaluate the international business, marketing and entrepreneurship theory from a strategic point of view. A certain focus is on megatrends in society such as globalization and the ongoing development of emerging markets, including for example the Baltic Sea Region, Russia, China, India, Latin America and Africa. Another focus is given to the internationalization of firms in a business-to-business context – both traditional industrial firms and more current, rapidly internationalizing, entrepreneurial firms of smaller size. The programme is interactive and research-based – integrating research from the programme team into the courses as literature and illustrative examples – and takes place in a multi-cultural learning environment. Working with live-case companies plays a central role throughout the programme as students’ study internationally active firms in the region. It brings the international strategic challenges of firms in the courses. Students work to solve real strategic issues faced by highly internationalized and competitive Swedish firms of different sizes; ranging from large multinational corporations to small and medium-sized... [-]


Master of Science in Leadership and Management in International Contexts

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

This Programme makes the difference. It reflects our time, our realities and our dreams. It reflects today's business and entrepreneurial problems and challenges. It meets the demands of society at large, where knowledge, learning, competence and intellectual agility are prime qualities. [+]

The Art of Leading Others Comes from the Art of Leading Oneself

For those who are, or aspire to be, in leading positions within organizations and firms with international operations.

For people with the aim of shaping their future and developing their skills in international business and strategic leadership.

For those who wish to participate successfully in a challenging economic development, an obvious step is to acquire a multi-faceted competence and a vital ability to act over and beyond national and cultural boundaries.

This Programme makes the difference. It reflects our time, our realities and our dreams. It reflects today's business and entrepreneurial problems and challenges. It meets the demands of society at large, where knowledge, learning, competence and intellectual agility are prime qualities.... [-]


Master of Science in Marketing

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The programme offers students from around the world the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking and expertise in marketing. The main field of study is business administration, with specialization in marketing. [+]

The programme offers students from around the world the opportunity to develop their analytical thinking and expertise in marketing. The main field of study is business administration, with specialization in marketing.

The traditional roles of marketers are evolving into more general management functions. Marketers are more often recruited to CEO positions. We believe that there will be a large demand for this new type of qualified business graduates in the near future.

The programme starts with a course called applied marketing analysis, a course in which you will practice marketing research and the application of marketing management theories. This is followed by a course called international marketing strategy. During the second term, you will study managing innovation and entrepreneurship, followed by a course in research methodology.... [-]


Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

After finishing this Master Programme you will be able to deal with a wide range of problems within advanced Mechanical Engineering. The programme focuses on Product development and Structural dynamics, which are two research areas at Linnaeus University. [+]

"Doing things right and doing the right things". Analyze, calculate and develop products using scientific methods. How should a product be designed to satisfy the requirements of performance, life, economy, and environment? A technical education at an advanced level is a good base for your future success.

After finishing this Master Programme you will be able to deal with a wide range of problems within advanced Mechanical Engineering. The programme focuses on Product development and Structural dynamics, which are two research areas at Linnaeus University.

The basis for the Product development from Lifecycle perspective is given by the courses Multivariate Calculus and Vector Calculus and Analysis of Structures. Within the Finite Element Method and Structural Dynamics courses, theory together with methods and tools for solving mechanical problems are given. Within Product development, powerful development tools with specific applications to complex products, functions, and systems are given. Different case studies are presented and projects from the industry are examined in order to identify and analyze problem areas, accomplish action planning and suggest appropriate actions for handling these problems with adequate methods.... [-]


Master of Science in Peace and Development Work

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change. [+]

In Peace and Development Work, you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for maneuver for change.

Peace and Development Work is for students who are looking for a specialization in issues linked to peace, development and international development co-operation. We focus on current research concerning development as well as the practical work carried out by international institutions, non-governmental organizations, and social movements.

As a Master student, and in writing your final thesis, you have the possibility to work together with an organization or to conduct a field study in a developing country. The interdisciplinary approach of the programme - where we also discuss how development issues can be solved in real politics - allows us to keep a close connection with people who are employed within our field and to learn from them. Moreover, most of our teachers have long experience of working with peace and development in developing countries.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar + 1 more

The Master's programme in physics is focused on modern physics and opens up the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies. [+]

The Master's programme in physics is focused on modern physics and opens up the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies.

The goal of physics as a science is to uncover as far as possible the very essence of nature. Research in physics has resulted in a number of fundamental laws and relationships that can be applied to many areas of science and technology.

During your studies, you will work closely with teachers and scientists involved in research projects. You will get a deeper knowledge and understanding of concepts and models in physics and will be able to initiate and conduct research independently. The programme is offered in English and is aimed at students from around the world. Since some of the courses are distance courses, you may study parts of the programme online.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The programme will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interaction in professional life. [+]

Do you want to learn more about people at work?

The programme will give you a deeper understanding of people and their interaction in professional life.

The programme targets national and international students with a bachelors degree and 90 credits in psychology, with an interest to specialize in one of the most important areas in modern applied psychology. A Master in Work and Organizational Psychology opens up opportunities for employment in a wide range of private and public organizations.

The programme contains elements of relevant practical activities, that is, the student interacts with private or public organizations in the community. The thesis research problem should have a clear link between work and organizational psychology.... [-]


Master of Science in Renewable Electric Power Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This programme offers a thorough knowledge of electricity from renewable energy technology with a special focus on electric power systems. [+]

This programme offers a thorough knowledge of electricity from renewable energy technology with a special focus on electric power systems.

Electricity from renewable sources is one of today's main challenges. In many countries, the need for local electricity generation is high, while greenhouse gas emissions globally need to be significantly reduced. Solar, wind, hydropower or bioenergy can be solutions for both electricity and energy supply, which can be selected based on local conditions.

In many countries, the electricity grid is in great need of modernization. At present, it is a major challenge to be able to handle varying sources such as electricity from solar cells and wind turbines, both in terms of cable capacity and storage capacity. The smart grid is the solution where demand and generation can be matched by smart communication.... [-]


Master of Science in Social Media and Web Technologies

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg + 1 more

The programme focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies. [+]

The programme focuses on the design and development of social media tools and services using the web and mobile technologies.

This master programme provides a balanced combination of theoretical perspectives and applied knowledge. In particular, it offers in-depth understanding of online communities and the technical environments in which they interact. You will develop the skills required for creating innovative solutions and tools that use the web and mobile technologies for supporting these communities.

The programme consists of a number of general courses within the field of media technology, combined with specialized ones that explore the latest topics and state of the art knowledge within social media and web technologies. These courses cover areas such as web technologies, design, and interaction, social media, and IT business. The program is well suited for those of you who have a basic understanding of, and practical skill in working with basic web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (and perhaps also server-side techniques such as PHP, Python, ASP.NET or Ruby ), and are looking to elevate those skills to a more advanced level with special interest towards social media.... [-]


Master of Science in Software Technology

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This programme focuses on the development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advanced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing. [+]

This programme focuses on the development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advanced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing.

Within software technology, you study theories, methods, and tools for efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The programme emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as a professional in software engineering, specifically as a specialist in the efficient development of complex software systems, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.... [-]


Master of Science in Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

Students following this master programme will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. The programme has a focus on wood building technology and design, another important research area at Linnaeus University in which research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning the development of new products and technology are included in the programme. Something very advantageous is the fact that there is a series of interesting wood building projects going on in the city of Växjö, and projects that will continue for several years to come. [+]

“Doing things right and doing the right things". Stresses, deformation, and vibrations – how do building structures react in different situations? Analyze, calculate and learn scientific methods. A technical education at an advanced level is a good base for your future success.

Students following this master programme will be able to handle a wide range of problems within advanced structural engineering and design, using computational tools such as the finite element method. The programme has a focus on wood building technology and design, another important research area at Linnaeus University in which research is carried out in close cooperation with the industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning the development of new products and technology are included in the programme. Something very advantageous is the fact that there is a series of interesting wood building projects going on in the city of Växjö, and projects that will continue for several years to come.... [-]


Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Processes and Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

Renewable energy from wind, water, solar and biomass play an increasing role both nationally as well as internationally. If you hold a Bachelor degree in engineering, you can attain insight into the potential of renewable energy processes and energy systems of the future. [+]

Renewable energy from wind, water, solar and biomass play an increasing role both nationally as well as internationally. If you hold a Bachelor degree in engineering, you can attain insight into the potential of renewable energy processes and energy systems of the future.

In Sweden, the EU and large parts of the rest of the world, biofuels are the most important and largest of the renewable energy sources, although wind power and solar energy are on the rise. What should be considered during the handling of biofuels and which processes and systems are appropriate to choose when planning for future energy production? And how can our society become more efficient in energy use? You learn about planning for future energy systems and processes and attain knowledge of project management and research methods. Career opportunities are global and rapidly increasing.... [-]


Master of Science in Tourism and Sustainability

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The programme leads to a 2-year master’s degree in Tourism Studies and provides a thorough knowledge of social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects of tourism. With a consistent focus on sustainability, it provides skills in analyzing, planning and evaluating tourism and tourism-related phenomena at local, global and planetary scales. The programme provides considerable opportunities for individual choices and specializations, including practice-related projects within tourism, as well as the final thesis. It also provides the set of skills necessary for conducting independent research, reflected in the research-based final thesis. [+]

Are you interested in tourism and sustainable development? Do you want to deepen your knowledge in tourism evaluation and planning from the perspective of sustainability?

The programme leads to a 2-year master’s degree in Tourism Studies and provides a thorough knowledge of social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects of tourism. With a consistent focus on sustainability, it provides skills in analyzing, planning and evaluating tourism and tourism-related phenomena at local, global and planetary scales. The programme provides considerable opportunities for individual choices and specializations, including practice-related projects within tourism, as well as the final thesis. It also provides the set of skills necessary for conducting independent research, reflected in the research-based final thesis.... [-]


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Master in Electrical Engineering. Specialisation: Signal Processing and Wave Propagation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This programme contains both theory and applications and prepares you for advanced engineering work in industry or for graduate studies. [+]

This programme contains both theory and applications and prepares you for advanced engineering work in industry or for graduate studies.

Wave propagation and signal processing are important fields in the technical society of today. There are many technical and industrial applications that require knowledge of both these subjects, notably wireless communication and antenna and microwave technology.

During the first year, you will study the mathematical and statistical methods that are the foundations of advanced level telecommunications theory. You will also meet applications in the form of radio systems and microwave and antenna technology.

In the second year, you can specialize theoretically or study adjacent subjects such as physics or computer science. Some courses are given every other year and can thus be studied during year 1 or 2. The thesis work is a process where you transform your knowledge into scientific writing. In this, you will benefit from the elements of research methodology that are contained in the programme.... [-]


Master in Information Systems

Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg + 1 more

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize. This programme gives advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, and use of information systems in organizations and businesses. [+]

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.

This programme gives advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, and use of information systems in organizations and businesses.

It will also prepare for research studies in informatics. The aim is to give each student the competence needed to describe and analyze businesses, organizations and their need for developing information systems.

In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way to identify and express questions.... [-]


Master in Mathematics and Modelling. Specialisation: Algebra with Cryptography and Coding

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem-solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career. In Algebra with Cryptography and Coding, you study general courses in mathematics and modeling besides courses in algebra, number theory, cryptography and coding theory. [+]

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever-increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations.

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem-solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career.

There are three specializations (all end with a master thesis work).

Algebra with Cryptography and Coding: You study general courses in mathematics and modeling besides courses in algebra, number theory, cryptography and coding theory.

We also have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como in Italy, where a corresponding programme is offered. This means that you have a large selection of courses to choose from. You also have the possibility to, without any study fees, study one or two semesters in Como in order to be conferred a so-called double degree i.e., a degree from two different universities, which may be an advantage if you are considering an international career.... [-]


Master in Mathematics and Modelling. Specialisation: Analysis and Mathematical Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever-increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations. Analysis with Mathematical Physics gives you a comprehensive education in mathematics, aimed at mathematical physics. You study courses in complex analysis, distribution theory, and partial differential equations [+]

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever-increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations.

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem-solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career.

There are three specializations (all end with a master thesis work).

Analysis with Mathematical Physics: Gives you a comprehensive education in mathematics, aimed at mathematical physics. You study courses in complex analysis, distribution theory, and partial differential equations

We also have an agreement with the University of Insubria in Como in Italy, where a corresponding programme is offered. This means that you have a large selection of courses to choose from. You also have the possibility to, without any study fees, study one or two semesters in Como in order to be conferred a so-called double degree i.e., a degree from two different universities, which may be an advantage if you are considering an international career.... [-]


Master in Mathematics and Modelling. Specialisation: Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem-solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career. In Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics, you study courses in mathematics but you also train stochastic thinking and statistic skills. It contains courses in e.g. probability theory, stochastic analysis, insurance mathematics and financial modeling. [+]

The technology we use in today's society is to an ever-increasing extent based on mathematical models and calculations.

This programme will suit anyone who is interested in mathematics and wants to apply his or her skills to problem-solving and for creating new mathematical models. It also gives you the possibility to start an academic career.

There are three specializations (all end with a master thesis work).

Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics: You study courses in mathematics but you also train stochastic thinking and statistic skills. It contains courses in e.g. probability theory, stochastic analysis, insurance mathematics and financial modeling.

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Master of Fine Arts in Design+Change

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Teleborg

The Master Programme in Design + Change is an advanced-level two-year programme within Design, the main field of study. [+]

The Master Programme in Design + Change is an advanced-level two-year programme within Design, the main field of study.

Design involves creativity, criticality, and transformation. The design calls into question the state of things and makes an impact. Design challenges preconceptions, prejudices, norms, and stereotypes and provokes emotions, thoughts, sensibilities, and actions. Design can enhance our lives and our relationships with the world. It can make us attentive and empathic to the ecological and socio-cultural systems in which we live. In a world of many challenges, design can be an agent for sustainable change.

In shaping our futures, designers will face unprecedented challenges compared to what conventional designers faced during the twentieth century. In fact, the role of the designer will and should change. Instead of only designing for mass production, which was important during the first phase of industrialization, designers of futures must handle multiple roles and increasingly complex issues. As agents for change, designers will play key roles in shaping futures of sustainability.... [-]