Information Systems, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
In our increasingly global world, IT is enabling communication and networking between people, both in private contexts and in professional businesses. The Master Programme in Information Systems from Uppsala University prepares you to pave the way in the rapidly developing area of Information Technology. It is an internationally competitive programme, with a focus on information systems, systems development, and project management.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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 Master’s programme is composed of three themes:

  • Complex information systems (in courses directed towards declarative problem solving methods, artificial intelligence, and knowledge management)
  • Methodology and method (in courses directed towards knowledge management, software engineering, and agile system development methods)
  • Stakeholder and organisational perspective (in courses directed towards organisational behaviour, organisational communication, and human-computer interaction)

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.

After completing a degree, students can find employment as, for example:
  • system developers
  • project leaders
  • IT managers
  • systems architects
  • test leaders
  • game developers
  • programmers
  • web developers
  • database designers
  • management consultants
  • IT educators
  • researchers.
Successful completion of the programme qualifies for PhD studies in Information Systems.

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).

Programme Structure

Courses Within The Programme
Year 1
  • Problem solving methods
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Software engineering
  • Knowledge management
  • Communication and Organising
Year 2
  • Agile system development methods
  • System development project
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Master's thesis (one semester)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: August 28, 2017
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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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.

For detailed information about requirements, click the button Visit programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 25298 International
  • Free EU/EEA

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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