Master's programme in Design

120 credits, full-time studies, daytime

In the Master's programme in Design your capacity to work experimentally and critically reflective is strengthened. You both formulate and explore design challenges in an artistic way. You will design based on aesthetic as well as personal, social, environmental and other socially relevant aspects, and thereby explore different approaches, methods and design areas.

Important dates

29 November 2019: Online application ( and portal to upload applicant assignment ( open.

15 January 2020:
Application and applicant assignment deadline.

3 February 2020: Qualifications to certify the entry requirements, and payment of application fee or certification of fee exempt status must have reached University Admissions.

February/March 2020: Assessment of applicant assignments + prospective interviews.

3 April 2020: Notification of selection results (

31 August 2020: Course start.

The Master's programme in Design offers two specialisations:

Individual Study Plan in Design

Student presentation, Individual Study Plan in Design. Photo: Loove Broms

An individual study plan offers you the opportunity to specialise within the field of design through in-depth studies and personal development. You prepare yourself for the design of products, systems, services, or for experiences. Explore complex social challenges in collaboration with others. This direction offers you preparations for both professional careers as well as further studies at doctoral level.
Read more about Individual Study Plan in Design here.

Spatial Design

Anna Spaak, Ringön 2019 - temporary architecture and the vision of the future. Photo: Tor Lindstrand

Spatial Design offers individual in-depth studies and personal development within the field of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design. In Spatial design you will challenge your discipline and expand the territories of interiors and furniture in order to respond to the many urgent questions society faces today. Spatial Design offers preparations for both  professional careers as well as further studies at doctoral level.
Read more about Spatial Design here.

The Master's programme in Design

 The programme is based on artistic exploration and experimentation. Explorations that develop your thought processes and enhance your capacity to comprehend; and experimentation, meaning physical making to open for surprise and as a mean to learn and gain insights, that in their turn generate unexpected and new renderings, shape, architectures and designs. The combination of the two, often in cooperation with others, encourages the transgression of disciplinary boundaries, systems of thought and practices, all on the basis of the watchwords of the programme – exploration, collaboration, change, new tools, links and diversity.

Our ambition is to use cooperation and keen individual commitment to influence the world. By means of what we create, which to varying degrees invite engagement and signal change, we will increase people's possibilities of exerting influence.

Society needs different kinds of thinking and expertise. To meet these needs we offer you the possibilities of individual specialisation for both your own personal development and a more explicit positioning in a widening field that is undergoing change – design.

Read about application and tuition fees for students from outside the EU/EEA.

More information

If you have questions about how to apply, please contact:
Admissions Office
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+46 8 450 41 77

For more information about the programme, please contact:

Programme Syllabus
Programme Syllabus for the Master's Programme in Design.pdf

Updated: 7 January 2015