This programme is not available for application any longer.

New programme in Decision analysis and Data science, 120 credits, starts 2019. Follow this link for more information

Decision problems pop up almost everywhere, and a proper handling of them is fundamental for a well-functioning society. Decisions that are not thought through and made by gut feeling often have unfavourable consequences. In this programme you will learn how to handle decision situations in a systematic way so that preferred consequences are probable.

Further you will be made familiar with the theoretical background of decision and risk analysis that is needed for a research career in the field.

This programme is given either at full-time (100%) or part-time (50%) study pace. The 50% study pace is more suitable for students that combine studies with professional work. (Note that you apply to a 100% study pace and when admitted you have the option to study at 100% or 50% study pace.)

Career | Distance studiesOutline | Requirements


Apart from academia and Ph.D. studies, graduates may pursue careers in a variety of organisations such as large and mid-size corporations, banks and financial institutes, public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Distance studies

The programme is taught as an online master and allows some flexibility in that you choose in what hours of the day or even of the week you want to study. All courses will be available through our learning platform giving students the freedom of being location independent. You are able to read this programme via the learning platform with no campus meetings or lectures in Stockholm.

Flexible study pace

The programme is somewhat flexible but it is suggested to follow the programme outline for each study pace. When the course is scheduled, you will get feedback, help and results on your assignment and group work from the teacher. If you decide to read the course outside the programme outline, you have to wait until the next time the course is scheduled to get the feedback and result.

Programme outline

Complete outline for Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis 100% study pace

Complete outline for Master’s Programme in Decision Support and Risk Analysis 50% study pace

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Duration: 2 years
Study pace: 100% or 50%
Study form: Distance
Begins: Autumn
Education plan

Qualification requirement

A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS

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