Life has changed profoundly with the arrival of the digital age, but we are still only in the infancy of the development. Innovative technology and the ways we interact with it has facilitated social connections and sped up communication infrastructure, but also disrupted older media and foundational societal structures. While society is still struggling to grasp the effects of social media and smartphones, further developments are rapidly underway in creative and immersive technologies such as the Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, eXtended Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to name only a few.
In a chaotic and rapidly changing technological landscape, there is an urgent need for people who understand all three core aspects of design: technology itself, the individual user and societal implications of introducing new technology. This program will train you to create new technology, while heeding user needs and wants as well as larger societal transformations.
You will qualify for positions such as immersive technology specialist, interaction designer, change agent, project manager, innovator and entrepreneur in novel technology. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes to pursue a career in academic or industrial research.
The programme is directed towards students with previous degrees with a technical background in computer and systems sciences.
The first year will reconcile the students’ backgrounds in technology and social sciences and introduce students to academic research on an advanced level.
The second year will concern technological innovations and society. Students will be provided ample opportunities to pursue their own interests in creative and immersive technology in student-driven projects connected to current research projects at our department.
More information about the programme
Credits: 120Language: EnglishStudy form: On CampusDuration: 2 yearBegins: Autumn
Read more about this programme on our website here! www.dsv.su.se/SDKIO
Bachelor’s degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS including an essay project of at least 15 ECTS or equivalent. A minimum of 90 ECTS within computer and systems sciences, systems science, informatics or information systems, or equivalent.
Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or:
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)- Academic Module: Overall minimum score of 6.5 (with no section below 5.5). TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Paper Based: Overall minimum score of 575 (with minimum score 4.5 in the written test)Internet based: Overall minimum score of 90 (with minimum score 20 in the written test)
University of Cambridge and Oxford: Certificate in Advanced English or Diploma of English Studies
The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.
This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.
The application is done online at:
Note! Application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.