Örebro University

Introduction

Örebro University is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden. We have 17,000 students and 1,200 staff.

The university provides education and research in humanities, law, social science, science, technology, health care, medicine, education, music and sport science. The university offers 800 courses, 60 undergraduate programmes and 30 postgraduate programmes.

Örebro University cooperates with trade and industry, county councils, municipalities and organisations in the region as well as nationally and internationally.

Örebro University is a young, modern and rapidly growing university with an ambitious agenda for the future. We offer a diverse range of high-quality courses in English, in an environment that is both stimulating and supportive, and that offers first-rate facilities for both students and staff. Our campus, situated three kilometres from the town centre, is also host to a selection of cafés and restaurants as well as to a large sports complex with a state-of-the-art workout centre. What is more, the many nationalities represented by students and staff lend an international flavour to our campus.

Situated at the very heart of Sweden, Örebro is a dynamic and vibrant town close by the lake Hjälmaren. Its prime location with Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo within easy reach makes it an ideal place to be. Do not let the small town exterior fool you. As a student at Örebro University you will experience a unique sense of community, have easy access to a wide range of leisure activities and make friends for life.

Örebro University offers a range of high-quality international master’s programmes in a variety of disciplines. Our strengths are our dynamic and well-established research environments – where you as a master’s student will be a major contributor. We are committed to high-quality teaching and research, as well as to entrepreneurship, and with our career-oriented study programmes, our students are able to reap the benefits of one of the highest employment success rates in the country.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Swedish

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Programs

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Master

Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are... [-]

Master (One Year) Programme Journalism Connected

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content [+]

At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production. A one-year Master's programme with 60 ECTS credits, Journalism Connected is a programme designed for newcomers to journalism. At the heart of Journalism Connected is the digital reporter, equipped for the globalizing world, who is capable of mastering interactive ICTs in story and content production. The Journalism Connected programme is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in the arts, sciences and/or other disciplines and with little or no previous journalism education or experience. It's for those who would like to adapt their competence in, for example, economics, politics, technology or design to journalism. You will acquire a knowledge of digital journalism and skills in reporting, media editing and production. The proliferation of multimedia technologies has made digital and interactive skills necessary for today's journalist to become successful in the profession. Contemporary and future journalists need practical digital knowledge which is different from traditional print or broadcast production, exploiting the distinctive features of new interactive media, such as the ability to design, link, archive, and produce content for multiple platforms, and integrate readers/users through social media. However, core journalism skills are still essential, so students will learn to research, gather, evaluate and analyze information and sources, and to write with accuracy, brevity, and clarity in an ethically informed way. The programme has a global focus on journalism as well as on society. Journalism... [-]

Master in Applied Statistics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

With a Master's degree in Applied Statistics you will have the knowledge and the qualifications to assume a leading role in the design of statistical surveys and to contribute to the development of statistical analysis. Potential employers are banks and insurance companies, market research firms, as well as the industry sector, especially the pharmaceutical industry. [+]

With a Master's degree in Applied Statistics you will have the knowledge and the qualifications to assume a leading role in the design of statistical surveys and to contribute to the development of statistical analysis. Potential employers are banks and insurance companies, market research firms, as well as the industry sector, especially the pharmaceutical industry. The master program prepares students for careers as statisticians in both the private and the public sectors. Statistical methods are used all over the world and the students of the master program gain access to the international job market. The program gives the students training for a profession as a statistician. At the same time the program prepares the student for studies at the Ph.D. level. The training covers many areas of statistical theory and practice giving opportunities to work in different fields of application of statistical methodology, although a focus of the program is on applications within the economic and social sciences. The program is particularly well suited for students interested in a career in official statistics. It is the only Swedish master program and one of twelve in total that has been certified by Eurostat (the statistical office of the European Union) to offer a European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS). The program is made up of four semesters of courses. The program starts with a course in mathematics and a course in statistical theory. During the first year students will, in addition, take two courses in econometrics, two courses on the theories... [-]

Master in Information Systems, IT in Public Administration

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. [+]

The use of IT expands and skilled IT developers developing systems that are efficient, user friendly and fulfil the needs of users and organisations are therefore urgently needed. Do you want to work as a professional IT-specialist developing organizations and businesses using IT? Then this master program is for you by providing you with skills and knowledge about the social and technical aspects needed to use IT in order to improve organisations and businesses. Information technology is today an integrated part of all organisations and businesses. Today there is therefore a need for a new expertise that is innovative and that skilfully combines the technical, organisational and social skills required to make IT-systems truly useful for people and organisations. We focus on the building blocks necessary to harness technology for development: Users, Organization, Technology, and Economy. Our Master gives you the skills by providing scientific knowledge and opportunities to apply these to real-life settings. We provide cutting edge scientific and practitioner expertise and a vast network of experts to become part of. You become an expert able to provide the necessary cross-sector integration necessary to manage change in situations with multiple and conflicting interests, including departmental and business interests, regulatory and legal standards and norms, and human and social concerns. Our Master in Informatics/Information Systems prepares you well for working life and includes two specialisations: IT project management and IT in public sector. Specialization IT project management: This specialization gives you the skills to initiate and lead IT- projects in... [-]

Master in Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics is a two-year international Master's programme based on PBL (Problem Based Learning) and designed to offer students scientific knowledge and competences to understand the complex bidirectional [+]

Have you ever wondered where the word gut feeling comes from, or why stress induces abdominal discomfort? If so, this Master's programme may be of interest to you. Nutritional Molecular Medicine and Bioinformatics is a two-year international Master's programme based on PBL (Problem Based Learning) and designed to offer students scientific knowledge and competencies to understand the complex bidirectional signalling between the gut and the brain. It focuses on in-depth knowledge on how diet and nutrition, the intestinal microbes, the intestine and the brain interact, as well as: i) how this is related to aberrant function of the gut and the brain, ii) how this relates to clinical practice, and iii) how this can be elucidated by state-of-the-art clinical and experimental research. The programme also provides you with an understanding of: i) how cellular processes relate to organ functions, ii) how the (patho)physiology of gut-brain interactions relates to nutritional, microbiological, gastroenterological and neurobiological aspects (with a human and clinical perspective), and iii) how bioinformatics can be an important tool to reach that understanding. This knowledge is essential for the development of new strategies to diagnose, prevent and treat the often debilitating disorders related to gut and brain function. The programme is coordinated by and linked to the cross-disciplinary Nutrition Gut Brain Interactions Research Centre (http://www.oru.se/ngbi), which provides access to internationally leading researchers and human in vivo and ex vivo research facilities, both at the university and at the University Hospital, and at the same time a strong link to selected... [-]

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics offers an exciting education using active learning and providing practical experience in close cooperation with the industry and environmental researchers. [+]

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics offers an exciting education using active learning and providing practical experience in close cooperation with the industry and environmental researchers. Environmental forensics is the systematic and scientific evaluation using various disciplines for the purpose of developing defensible scientific and legal conclusions regarding the source, age and history of chemical pollutants released into the environment. You, together with industry and leading researchers, have the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a future resilient society. The education offers insight in several disciplines including analytical and environmental analysis in order to characterize the source and amount of chemical pollutants in the environment as well as describing their history. In order to facilitate a broad understanding of the specialities involved in Environmental Forensics, the curriculum will include a wide-range of multidisciplinary expertise within natural sciences such as environmental science, isotope chemistry, environmental sampling, advanced statistics, and transportation modelling. To ensure that the students gain practical field experience, real-life cases are provided in collaboration with the industry. The education use problem-based learning (PBL) to encourage active learning and to develop problem solving abilities. These skills will be used to identify sources and history of environmental pollution. The program is a two-year programme but can be finished after one year resulting in a 60 credit Master of Science degree in Chemistry. Year one deals with distribution of environmental pollutions, environmental toxicology, forensic analytical methods and environmental agreements. Year two includes advanced statistical methods, research methodology... [-]

Contact

Örebro universitet

Address Fakultetsgatan 1
70281 Sweden
Website http://www.oru.se/
Phone +46 19 30 30 00