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MSc Design, 120 credits

MSc Design


The new master's programme in Design offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, with collaborations tackling societal challenges. We invite students with various academic backgrounds, from design, engineering, fine arts, behavioural sciences and social sciences.

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.

The programme features three design tracks, allowing you to develop your skills within an area of speciality. Current tracks are Sustainable Futures, Transformative Service and Visual Media.

We are reaching out to students with diverse backgrounds, with a bachelor in a subject relevant for design or contributing to design. Applicants do not necessarily need previous academic design qualifications, but must show 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.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science with a major in Design
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 120 credits
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping/Norrköping
Application code: LIU-91129
Application period: 15 March - 18 April
Start date: August

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 14,500/EUR 13,000 (SEK 126,000) per academic year

More about tuition fees

Programme specific requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit a complete application, including CV, annotated portfolio, letter of motivation and no more than five text samples
  • Applicants fulfilling general requirements as well as specific requirements should also submit a design task after invitation.

Not finished with your degree?

If you do not yet hold a degree at bachelor's level, but are registered for the final semester on a programme leading to such a degree, you may still be accepted.

Read more about general entry requirements here.



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