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 and Big Data to name only a few. 

In a chaotic and rapidly changing technological landscape, there is an urgent need for people who understand all three core aspects of design: technology itself, the individual user and societal implications of introducing new technology. This program will train you to create new technology, while heeding user needs and wants as well as larger societal transformations.

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 students to 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

Education plan

Programme requirements

Bachelor’s degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS, including a 15 credits 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 application round is open from October 16 (2018) to January 15 (2019).

Application online at the University Admission website

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.

More information regarding application

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