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Study informatics


What is informatics?

Informatics is about using, for example, information technology (IT) to support different types of organisations and solve their problems. Informatics is an exciting combination of technology, organisation and society. Information systems specialists develop user-friendly solutions such as enterprise information systems that are used to solve complex tasks in an organisation. As an information systems specialist, you also have an architectural understanding and ability to describe and explain how the IT system is part of the information system that is shaped by business.

There are three key aspects of informatics: the role of the individual, the needs of the organisation and the technology itself. These three components work together to create efficient and sustainable information systems.

Information systems are essential to ensure the smooth running of an organisation and must be designed with a focus on usability, functionality and long-term sustainability.

Study informatics 

We coordinate the three-year Bachelor's Programme in Design of Information Systems and the one-year International Master's Programme in Information Systems, as well as offering freestanding courses for those who want to tailor their own degree with a major in informatics.

Freestanding courses

We have several freestanding courses at first, second and third cycle in informatics. We have both campus and distance courses.

To obtain a Degree of Bachelor of Science with Informatics as the main subject, you must complete 180 credits, of which 90 credits in Informatics – level 1, level 2, and level 3 (including a thesis) courses within the first cycle – and 90 credits in optional courses in Informatics or other subjects.

Courses in informatics

Study freestanding (in Swedish)

Bachelor's Programme in Design of Information Systems (180 cr)

Our three-year Bachelor's Programme in Design of Information Systems provides the knowledge and skills you need to lead and work in IT projects. You will gain a solid knowledge base in system design, IT architecture, interaction design, databases, programming, and IT security. You will also learn about organisation and project management. Practical exercises and group projects link the courses together. There is also the possibility of a semester of exchange studies abroad. 

The programme is offered in Swedish. 

Bachelor's Programme in Design of Information Systems (in Swedish)

Master's Programme in Information Systems (60 cr)

Our one-year international Master's Programme in Information Systems gives you the tools and skills to understand the design of information systems that address key organisational and societal challenges. In this programme, you will learn how information technology (IT) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to achieve strategic goals, as well as how to design modern and sustainable information systems that are flexible to the goals and needs of the organisation.

The programme is offered in English.

Master's Programme in Information Systems

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The Doctoral Programme (240 cr)

The overall goal of our four-year Doctoral Programme in Informatics is to train doctoral students to become critical and independent researchers with a deep knowledge of the subject, solid knowledge of different research methods and a good understanding of common research questions and their practical application.

Doctoral Programme in Informatics

Student stories

About the bachelor's programme

(Videos below are in Swedish) 

About the master's programme

"When it comes to teaching, we have lectures and guest lecturers from all over the world, which is amazing. People from the exact field of their niche come to talk to us."

Read the full interview with Hasmik Hakobyan

"The interaction with the teachers is very open – they are extremely helpful when you need their views or help."

Read the full interview with Robi Morro

"The programme also provided me with a unique opportunity to study in a truly multicultural environment with high diversity among the students, which opened up new perspectives and improved my problem-solving skills."

Read the full interview with Sandra Engberg