Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, inclusive, innovative, flexible and effective using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The programme provides in-depth knowledge, including theories and practices, in areas such as e-service design and innovation, e-democracy, e-governance, requirement engineering, business process management and improvement, security and privacy in e-Government, ICT architecture, ICT system integration as well as project and change management. The programme also has a specific focus on business intelligence, decision support systems, and open and big data management for e-Government.

The master programme promotes a new role needed in public organisations, an e-Government architect, a role that has the knowledge and skills necessary to drive ICT enabled changes in the public sector. An e-Government architect combines knowledge about democratic processes, citizen service and public administration with skills in designing effective ICT systems and e-services for e-Government.

The master programme is inspired by the Swedish democratic model as well as models in the area of e-Government developed in Europe and the rest of the world.

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Career

Graduates will find positions as enterprise and IT architects, project managers and change agents in public organisations as well as private and non-governmental organisations working within the area of e-Government. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.

Distance studies

The programme is given as a set of distance courses and can be studied in accordance with your preferred timetable. Thereby, the programme can be studied wherever you are located in the world, and can easily be adapted to your studying and working situation. You have one written exam on campus in Kista, Stockholm and if you are situated outside of Stockholm, it is possible to take this exam live online via Skype. The programme also contains non-mandatory workshops, one each semester, at the campus in Kista. During these workshops, students can meet other students, teachers and experts in the area of e-Government, and visit eGovlab, a center for excellence in e-governance at Stockholm University.

Programme outline

The Master's Programme in Open e-Government is comprised of business and technology courses, all given as distance courses. Our programme curriculum is designed to propel you along a successful career path in the area of e-Government.

Complete outline for Master's Programme in Open e-Government

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Duration: 2 years
Study pace: 100%
Study form: Distance
Begins: Autumn
Education plan

Qualification requirement

A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS.

Students with less than 90 credits in computer and systems sciences (e.g., computer science, systems science, informatics, information systems etc.) will start with a bridging course in computer and system sciences (15 credits) as part of the programme to get the needed background knowledge in the area of computer and systems sciences.

Language proficiency

Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or:

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5).
  •     TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
            Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test)
            Internet based : Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)
  • University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies

Selection

The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.

This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.

Application

 

DSV’s Master’s Programmes start once a year, in September.

The application round is open from mid-October to mid-January.
Exact dates can be found on www.universityadmissions.se when it approaches.

Apply online on the University Admission web site: www.universityadmissions.se

The University Admission web site contains all the information you need to be able to apply: key dates, documents you need to upload etc, and the staff will assist you with issues regarding the admission process.

Important information regarding the application process: www.dsv.su.se/application

Late application

If the admission is closed, you are not able to apply. Occasionally some programmes are open for “late admission” and in that case, it is indicated at www.universityadmissions.se