Master's Programme in Innovation and Design

Education level CreditsSecond cycle 120 credits

Time2 years full time

Study locationEskilstuna

In this programme you develop knowledge of innovation management, design processes and the importance of communication in innovation and design. On completion of your studies you can work for example as a project manager or an innovation manager.

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120 credits

Education level

Second cycle

Study pace

full time

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2 years

Teaching form

Normal teaching

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University credits

Specific requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.


For students outside EU/EEAPer installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEKAnnual tuition fee: 135000 SEKTotal programme fee: 270000 SEK

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The Programme

This is an interdisciplinary programme combining subjects such as engineering science, social science and the humanities, but also perspectives taken from the world of art. You acquire knowledge of innovation processes for the development of services and products, considering sustainability and how innovation and design affects users and organisations. The courses within the programme helps to develop your ability to work in interdisciplinary projects with both national and international organisations. You can also choose to specialise within your own competence area, such as user experience (UX), design processes, agile methods or simply any kind of creative field of knowledge.

Several of the courses obtains different projects in collaboration with companies. Collaboration also takes place with the public sector at the regional and national levels. Working with current challenges and real-life problems will guarantee that the programme is relevant and that there is a clear link to a career in innovation and design.

In addition, several of the courses have a clear link to the research conducted within Innovation and Product Realisation at the University, and you have an opportunity to take an active part in MDU's prototype workshops, digital cooperation platforms and Living Lab.

Employment and Future Prospects

After your studies you have a deeper understanding of key concepts and theories in innovation and design. Thanks to the breadth and individual depth of the programme you are well prepared for managerial posts in the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Possible future professions include designer, project manager, innovation manager, research and development manager, or product developer. You will also be able to pursue a career as a researcher in academia.

Programme structure and content

If you study full-time, you study 30 higher education credits (hp) per semester. Courses can run at different paces and be of different lengths. As a program student, you have a guaranteed place for courses in your program and you study the courses in a specific order. Some courses within a program are mandatory and some are optional.

Student interview

MDU students help bank to make use of the staff's ideas

Students at MDU have produced an innovation process for Sparbanken Rekarne in Eskilstuna. It is a process that will be implemented this autumn, with the purpose of being able to make use of the staff’s suggestions for improvement.

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If you have any questions about the studies or the student life at MDU, don't hesitate to contact us! We will help you with your questions and give you the information you need.

Helen Lundblad

Can answer questions about prior knowledge, entry requirements and the application procedure.

Phone number +4616153445 E-mail address helen.lundblad@mdu.se
Marcus Bjelkemyr

Can answer questions about the set-up and content of the programme.

Phone number +4616153624 E-mail address marcus.bjelkemyr@mdu.se