Information Systems, M.S.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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. 


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 include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 credits; alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    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). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
  • Also required is 90 credits in information systems or computer science or a similar field of study.
  • All applicants need to verify English language proficiency.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of previous academic studies with emphasis on grades and course work relevant to the programme; and
  • a statement of purpose.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12509.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25019 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 60000
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 240000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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