Life has changed profoundly with the arrival of the digital age, but we are still only in the infancy of the development. Innovative technology and the ways we interact with it has facilitated social connections and sped up communication infrastructure, but also disrupted older media and foundational societal structures. While society is still struggling to grasp the effects of social media and smartphones, further developments are rapidly underway in creative and immersive technologies such as the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, eXtended Reality, Artificial Intelligence to name only a few.

In a chaotic and rapidly changing technological landscape, there is an urgent need to understand all three core aspects of design: technology itself, users in their socio-cultural context and the potential implications for society of design of creative and immersive technologies. 

This program will train you to invent, design and build new technology, while heeding users’ practices in context as well as taking potential societal transformations into consideration.

Career | Outline | Requirements | Selection | Application

Career

You will qualify positions such as immersive technology specialist, interaction designer, change agent, project manager, innovator and entrepreneur in novel technology. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes to pursue a career in academic or industrial research.

Programme outline

The programme is directed towards students with previous degrees with a technical background in computer and systems sciences.

The first year will reconcile the students’ backgrounds in technology and social sciences and introduce them into academic research on an advanced level.

The second year will concern technological innovations and society. Students will be provided ample opportunities to pursue their own interests in creative and immersive technology in student-driven projects connected to current research projects at our department.

Programme outline - list of courses

More information about the programme

Credits: 120
Language: English
Duration: 2 years
Study pace: 100%
Study form: On Campus
Begins: Autumn
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits). Main Field of Study: Computer and Systems Sciences.

Education plan

Programme requirements

Bachelor’s degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS, including a 15 ECTS independent degree project or thesis, or the equivalent. A minimum of 90 ECTS within computer and systems sciences, systems science, informatics or information systems, or the equivalent.

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 only based on grades of academic courses.

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

Application

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

Apply now!

The admission round is open from October 16, 2019 to January 15, 2020.

Application online at the University Admission website

More information regarding application

Required supporting documentation

Along with your supporting documents at univeristyadmissions.se, you are required to submit a separate form with a list of proof of specific entry requirements. Download the form below.

List the courses, from your uploaded transcript of courses, that you want to use to meet the specific requirements for this programme. Upload the form along with your supporting documentation at universityadmissions.se

Please note!

  • If you are an applicant with a Swedish degree and courses visible in Ladok, you are not required to submit this form when you apply for this programme.
  • This form is for specific requirements only, to assist the admission board to navigate in your uploaded supporting documents. You need to submit all your supporting documentation, including general entry requirements (Bachelor’s degree, English proficiency etc), as instructed, at universityadmissons.se
  • The department is not able to give advance notice regarding requirements. You must apply via the central admission’s web platform (universityadmissions.se) and upload documents for the admission board to review.
  • You need to fill out one form for each of the programmes you are applying for.

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Late application

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