For more information about Design at Linköping University, please visit the webpage using the button above.
This programme offers a studio-based, interdisciplinary approach to design, tackling societal challenges. Established and innovative design concepts are incorporated in a unique collaborative setup across campuses.
Businesses, organisations and government agencies are facing ever more complex challenges that require innovative approaches. Increasingly, the field of design is expected to come up with answers and help achieve progress. The purpose of this programme is to train qualified and confident designers who can enter these complex contexts, take on a leading role and co-create solid, sustainable solutions.
We are reaching out to students with different backgrounds, not necessarily with previous academic design qualifications, but with excellent design abilities and a desire to develop design beyond specific materials and disciplines.
Please be advised that this programme has a multi-campus setup, with courses offered in Linköping and Norrköping, as well as through blended learning.
Theoretical courses and studio work
This programme incorporates established and innovative design concepts in a unique interdisciplinary setup. Studio courses form the backbone of the programme, providing the fundamentals of working with societal challenges. The challenges are defined on a yearly basis, ranging from Food Waste and Civility to Nomadic Welfare.
Theoretical courses and design projects run alongside studio work. You develop generic design skills and knowledge of design facilitation, co-creative practices and design history. You learn about designing and change, and how to make design a strategic practice that is embedded in organisations. Projects are carried out in mixed-competence groups, sometimes with students from other programmes, across campuses with blended learning, using physical and digital resources. You will work and interact with companies, organisations and entrepreneurs.
Sustainability, service and visuality
Elective courses are structured into tracks allowing you to develop skills and knowledge within an area of speciality.
The current tracks offered are:
A leading design research university
Linköping University is one of Sweden's leading design research universities, with world-class research into design for services, a state-of-the-art facility for visual media research, and a strong team devoted to design and sustainability.
You may find employment
Naturally, you will also be eligible for a career as a PhD student in Design.
Notes about fees for this course
Citizens from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland must pay tuition fees for higher education in Sweden. Exceptions might apply. For detailed information please check www.universityadmissions.se. Higher education studies for citizens of EU/EEA countries and Switzerland are free of charge.
Generally, tuition fees at Linköping University are between SEK 80,000 and 136,000 per academic year.
Tuition fees at Linköping University include the following benefits:
We are accepting about 30 students to this programme each year. Admission is based on your portfolio, various documentation and a combined video/essay assignment.
There are 28 other courses listed from Linköping University. A selection of these are displayed below: