Information Systems, Master Programme

120 credits

Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize.

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The master programme in Information Systems will give advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, use and leadership of information systems in organisations and businesses. It will also prepare for research studies within informatics. The aim is to give each student the competence needed to describe and analyse businesses, organisations and their need for developing information systems.

Examples of themes of the programme includes: IS/IT for Organizing, Communicating and Coordinating; Ontologies and Epistemologies: Methodologies, Methods and Theories; Big Data in Organizations, Business, and Society.

In order to be able to work in these fields, we consider it important to have the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse and handle complex questions and issues. It is also important to develop one’s ability to critically, independently and in a creative way identify and express questions.


After the education you could work with projects with the purpose to plan, design and introduce information systems intended to development businesses or organizations.


Master (Two Years)

Main field of study: Informatics


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"It was my dream to come to a foreign country for higher education. I came to know about the Swedish educational system which suits me best, not only in terms of affordability but also the nature of Swedish society where peace and freedom coexists together. I was awarded a scholarship which made my journey easy. I worked as a web developer and therefore I chose Information Systems. This programme totally changed my view and made me understand how important it is to involve the users in the development of IT artifacts. In the future, I wish to be a researcher and my current programme is exactly designed in that way." Rajib, Bangladesh, student at Information Systems, Master programme. #humansoflnu

Sharzad would like to work with Internet of things

Sharzad Darvishi from Iran studies the Master's program Information Systems, llisten as she tells more about the program.

Information Systems is a rich mixture of IT and business

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M. Redwan Hasan from Bangladesh is a student at the Master programme in Information Systems.

The Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose is one of the most important parts of your application – it is your opportunity to "sell yourself". We will consider carefully the answers to the following questions.

Submit this document together with your other documents when you make your application.

About the distance education

You can choose to study this programme on campus or as a distance education.The distance education at Linnaeus University in the Department of Informatics provides distance students with almost the same opportunities as those who study on campus. Consequently, it means that the distance students will be able to follow the lectures in real time together with the campus students. However, it is important to keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and seminars during the weekdays. In addition, the lectures, seminars and other mandatory parts of the course are given during the weekdays and working hours, i.e. 8.00 – 17.00 GMT + 1 time zone.

Moreover, the common denominator of a distance student in the Department of Informatics is that the lectures are streamed in real-time on the web. In addition, the students communicate with the teachers and fellow students using an e-learning platform. The e-learning platform supports the teaching and learning process including, for instance, discussion forums where the students can ask questions related to the course and its topic, discuss group work, and have video meetings with the support of a webcam and headset, etc.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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