Design, Master's programme, 120 credits

Design

Design, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-91129


Degree

Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Design


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
  • Applicants are required to submit the following:
    1. a current resumé
    2. a well structured and annotated portfolio
    3. a letter of motivation
    4. up to five samples of independently produced pieces of text 


Special selection

The documentation must be submitted in their entirety by the final cutoff date (February 1st for admission to the programme autumn 2017). Incomplete applications will be regarded as ineligible. Additionally, those who fulfil above mentioned requirements will be invited to do a design task. The task is performed according to the invitation, and has to be assessed with a pass to fulfil the requirements for eligibility to the programme. All texts must be in English.
Eligibility is assessed partly on general entry requirements and partly on design ability manifested in portfolio, design task and other submitted material, as stated above. For the specific entry requirements, the submitted material must prove that the applicant possesses necessary prerequisites regarding design ability to contribute from the programme. The selection of eligible applicants is based on the submitted material, which will decide the final ranking of the candidates.


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

Design, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-90129


Degree

Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Design


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
  • Applicants are required to submit the following:
    1. a current resumé
    2. a well structured and annotated portfolio
    3. a letter of motivation
    4. up to five samples of independently produced pieces of text 


Special selection

Final date for application for students from Sweden and ESS is 18 of April. The specific requirements (portifolio) must be submitted in their entirety by no later than 25 of April. The complete documentation of your eligibility for studies should be submitted by no later than 21 of June. Incomplete applications will be regarded as ineligible. Additionally, those who fulfil above mentioned requirements will be invited to do a design task. The task is performed according to the invitation, and has to be assessed with a pass to fulfil the requirements for eligibility to the programme. All texts must be in English.
Eligibility is assessed partly on general entry requirements and partly on design ability manifested in portfolio, design task and other submitted material, as stated above. For the specific entry requirements, the submitted material must prove that the applicant possesses necessary prerequisites regarding design ability to contribute from the programme. The selection of eligible applicants is based on the submitted material, which will decide the final ranking of the candidates.


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

This new programme 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.

Please be advised that this programme has a multi-campus setup, with courses offered in Linköping and Norrköping, as well as online.

Theoretical courses and studio work

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.

Theoretical courses and design projects run alongside studio work. You develop generic design skills and knowledge of design facilitation, co-creative practices and design history. You learn about designing and change and how to make design a strategic practice that is embedded in organisations. Projects are carried out in mixed-competence groups, sometimes with students from other programmes, across campuses with blended learning, using physical and digital resources. You interact with companies, organisations and entrepreneurs.

Three tracks

Elective courses are structured into tracks allowing you to develop skills within an area of speciality.

The current tracks offered are:

  • Sustainable Futures
    Design of sustainable systems, with accompanying business models, products and services. Project-based exploration of future solutions that may promote a transition to a sustainable society and empower people interacting with those systems.
  • Transformative Service
    Design and innovation for the service sector, including welfare and industrial service. Engaging humans at the centre of design projects and developing service concepts and social innovations to facilitate transformation of practices and co-creation of value.
  • Visual Media
    Design of interactive visual environments, going beyond screens and handheld units towards augmented and immersive approaches. Studio-based exploration of advanced concepts at the intersection of graphic design, interaction design and information visualisation.

A leading design research university

For your thesis, you are expected to undertake an individual project that comprises practical design work and writing a thesis.

Linköping University is one of Sweden’s leading design research universities, with world-class research into design for services, a state-of-the-art facility for visual media research, and a strong team devoted to design and sustainability.

More about the programme

Career opportunities

You may find employment

  • as interaction designer or product designer
  • designing for service or policy
  • in the public or voluntary sectors
  • as an entrepreneur or with start-ups
  • with social innovation initiatives
  • in urban planning or design for sustainability
  • in the communications field
  • with established industrial actors seeking to overhaul their innovation processes.

Naturally, you will also be eligible for a career as a PhD student in Design.