Stockholm University, Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)


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Stockholm University is among the top 100 universities in Europe and is one of the largest universities in Scandinavia. The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University and has a strong partnership with The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). DSV puts great emphasis on providing quality university education through its excellent faculty and its innovative learning environment.

DSV’s education is not only structured and coherent but it is also flexible. DSV offers diversified concentrations, many with a variety of focused tracks in a specific discipline. DSV cooperates with more than 30 universities globally and has established university-wide initiatives in an effort to address worldwide problems in education and poverty.

Our main concentrations are:

  • Technology and enhanced learning
  • Business systems and service design
  • Digital media
  • Interaction design
  • E-government
  • Risk and security
  • Multimodal communication
  • Computer games development
  • Mobile services
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Information systems and system development
  • Information security
  • IT for health and medical informatics
  • System analysis, decision and risk analysis

Located in the heart of Stockholm's Silicon Valley, DSV has strong ties with the industry and offers a dynamic student life. There are many opportunities for students to enjoy their education at DSV.

Join us and pave your own reasons for choosing DSV!

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One year distance Master's Programme in IT-Project Management

Online Part time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Stockholm

Students learn how to run projects as a project manager in the field of information and communication technology. They study the necessary tools such as project planning, economics, agile models, negotiation techniques and more. [+]

The Programme is provided entirely at distance and enables you to choose the time and place for your studies. The idea is that the program will be available to all, regardless of where you are located in the world.

The training is ideal for anyone wishing to continue their education or to combine work with studies, but who has limited ability to regularly attend lectures and seminars. The focus of the program is project management in the field of IT and on lightweight models such as Kanban, Scrum and the like. The program will help you establish a solid foundation in project management knowledge and skills.


Graduates of the programme will be eligible for positions as project managers in almost any field within the IT industry, in large or small organizations. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.... [-]


Distance Master's Programme in Decision analysis and Data science

Online Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Stockholm

Students learn how to employ decision support systems, risk management and the basics of data science. The second year students choose track and deepens the knowledge in either decision analysis or data science. This programme is suitable for graduates from various disciplines. [+]

We run into decision problems almost everywhere, and a proper handling of them is fundamental for a well-functioning society. Decisions that are not thought through and made by gut feeling often lead to unfavourable consequences. In this programme you will learn how to handle decision situations in a systematic way so that preferred consequences are probable.

You will be made familiar with all the stages in decision making, from selecting, gathering and processing background information, structuring of the problem and assessing the consequences to making the actual decision based on rational principles.

Programme outline

The programme has two tracks: data science or decision and risk analysis. In the first year you will learn about both subject areas and in the second year you will specialise in either one.... [-]

Master's Programme in Open eGovernment

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Stockholm + 1 more

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). [+]

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.... [-]

Master’s Programme in Design for Creative and Immersive Technology

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2019 Sweden Stockholm

Students learn the basics for design for creative and immersive technology as well as the basics for Internet of Things. New platforms, based on technology such as 5G, Internet of things, eXtended Reality and Artificial Intelligence are discussed. Furthermore, it is investigated how these platforms can use virtual environments to interact with society. [+]

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.... [-]

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Department of Computer and System Sciences (DSV)
Stockholm University
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Stockholm, Stockholm County, SE-164 07 SE