Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides you with planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, inclusive, innovative, flexible and effective using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The programme is given as a set of distance courses and can be studied in accordance with your preferred timetable. Thereby, the programme can be studied wherever you are located in the world, and can easily be adapted to your studying and working situation. The program also contains non-mandatory workshops, one each semester, at the campus in Kista, just outside Stockholm. During these workshops, students can meet other students, teachers and experts in the area of e-Government, and visit eGovlab, a centre for excellence in e-governance at Stockholm University.
The programme provides in-depth knowledge, including theories and practices, in areas such as e-service design and innovation, e-democracy, e-governance, requirement engineering, business process management and improvement, security and privacy in e-Government, ICT architecture, ICT system integration as well as project and change management. The programme also has a specific focus on business intelligence, decision support systems, and open and big data management for e-Government.
The master programme promotes a new role needed in public organisations, an e-Government architect, a role that has the knowledge and skills necessary to drive ICT enabled changes in the public sector. An e-Government architect combines knowledge about democratic processes, civil service and public administration with skills in designing effective ICT systems and e-services for e-Government.
The master programme is inspired by the Swedish democratic model as well as models in the area of e-Government developed in Europe and the rest of the world.
Graduates will find positions as enterprise and IT architects, project managers and change agents in public organisations as well as private and non-governmental organisations working within the area of e-Government. Graduates may also enter PhD programmes for a research career.
The Master's Programme in Open e-Government is comprised of business and technology courses, all given as distance courses. Our programme curriculum is designed to propel you along a successful career path in the area of e-Government.
More information about the programme
Credits: 120Language: EnglishStudy form: DistanceDuration: 2 yearsBegins: Autumn
Read more about this programme on our website here: http://dsv.su.se/SMEFO
A Bachelor degree or a degree equal to 180 ECTS
Swedish upper secondary school course English B 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:
The application deadline for all applicants is January 15th.