Master Programme in Information Systems
Upper-secondary school English 6/B or equivalent, bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS credits of which at least 90 in Information Systems or Computer Science.
Application and tuition fees
- Total fee: 235,000 SEK (approximately €26,111)
- Per semester / First payment: 58,750 SEK (approximately €6,528)
- Application fee: 900 SEK (approximately €100)
If you are an exchange student, or if you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
EducationThe programme includes advanced studies in Information Systems and emphasises a combination of theoretical reflexivity, problem solving and design work. The overall structure of the programme is as follows: Semester 1 - mandatory coursework of 30 ECTS credits in the field of Information Systems. Semester 2 - mandatory coursework of 30 ECTS credits in the field of Information Systems. Semester 3 - elective coursework of 30 ECTS credits. Semester 4 - degree project of 30 ECTS credits in the field of Information Systems.
Form of InstructionThis is full-time study. Detailed learning outcomes are specified in the study plan of each course.
Throughout the program, instruction can take the form of lectures, supervision, exercises, case studies, seminars, project work, and oral and written presentations. Students are expected to participate actively in class and study extensively on their own.
ExaminationExamination usually takes place at the end of each course, module or unit. The fulfillment of learning outcomes is specified in the study plans for the compulsory course.
Professional ContactKarlstad University has close connections with the leading IT companies in the region, and organizes IT lunches and other activities so that students and future employers can meet. Some of the research projects we participate in are run in partnership with international businesses and academic institutions why the master students have further opportunities to get valuable acquaintances.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Current Research on Information Systems (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Scientific Theory and Methodology (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Research perspectives on AR and VR (augmented and virtual reality) (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Planning and communicating an IS research project (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Co-design and User-centred Systems Development (Elective)||15|
|Advances in Information Systems Modelling (Elective)||15|
|Electronic Business and Enterprise Systems (Elective)||15|
|Information Systems - One-year Master's Thesis (Elective)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Research Project in Information Systems (Optional)||15|
|Research Project in Information Systems (Optional)||30|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Information Systems - Master´s thesis (Obligatory)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Start semester Autumn 2014
Start semester Autumn 2015
Start semester Autumn 2017
Start semester Autumn 2018
Start semester Autumn 2019
Employment MarketThe program prepares the students for advanced work positions in companies in need of solving complex information system development problems in organisational contexts. It also prepares the students for PhD studies.
DegreeThe programme leads to a Master Degree of 120 ECTS credits in information systems (or, alternatively, a 60 ECTS Master's degree). To be awarded a Master degree the student is expected to complete an independent project of at least 30 (or 15) ECTS credits in the major field of study.
For examination and assessment regulations, see under the heading "Learning outcomes" in the Programme Study Plan.