Information systems is an exciting and dynamic field and the Master Programme in Information Systems from Uppsala University is based on the latest development and research in the IT field. The education provides skills in management of rapid and advanced system development methods for developing complex IT systems, useful in both professional work and research. The programme, which is taught in English, is a postgraduate degree for those with a background in, e.g. Information Science, Software Engineering or Computer Science.
A major challenge for system developers is to develop computer systems that are based on clients' and users' needs. A software developer must be able to work in a team collaborating with administrators, economists, technicians and various types of users. The programme provides a thorough knowledge of how systems and applications interact with individuals and groups in various activities through courses in organisational communication, business administration, and human-computer interaction.
The Masters programme is composed of three themes:
The courses are research-related and pre-research and business oriented with the entire system development cycle in focus. The programme provides practical skills by letting students use different systems development methods in real life projects. During training, students learn also how to manage major projects. After the programme the system developers can work with many different kinds of professions related to the IT field, nationally and internationally.
The programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Information Systems as the main field of study. After one year it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Social Science (60 credits).
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
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