M.Sc. On Campus

Interaction Design (Two-Years)

Malmö University

24 months
22082 EUR/year
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The Interaction Design (Two-Years) programme at Malmö University concerns the design of digital artefacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience.


Interaction design (Two Years) programme at Malmö University is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and external clients including local industry partners and cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mindset of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects.

The Interaction Design master’s programme at Malmö University was founded in 1998, making it one of the most established English-language design programmes in the Nordic region. The programme provides a learning experience that is grounded in Scandinavian design traditions while simultaneously embracing transformations within the vibrant, international and interdisciplinary field of interaction design. Students who complete the degree will have a Master of Science in Interaction Design (two-year, 120 credits).

The two-year programme trains students to respond to unprecedented societal needs and professional challenges, teaching the practical, theoretical and critical skills necessary for designing relations between humans and technologies. With small classes of individuals from all over the world, students will become part of an interdisciplinary group exploring how interaction design methods and approaches can respond to the complex times in which we live.

Students enter the programme with different kinds of expertise, from art and design to engineering and social sciences. Upon graduation, they will have built a strong understanding of how their particular skills can be applied to interaction design and how these merge with the specialities of their fellow designers. Students will be ideally situated to work in industry, the public sector, or as researchers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Embodied interaction
  • Collaborative media
  • Graduation project
  • Design and social innovation
  • Play and ludic interaction
  • Design-based research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in subjects relevant for interaction design. Examples of relevant subjects include, but are not limited to: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, new media arts, fine arts, design (industrial, product, graphic, interaction), communication studies, media studies and cognitive science.
  • Approval of the following submitted material: two work samples of previous, relevant work and an individual response to the application assignment. Please see the 'Selection' tab on this page for further information.
  • General eligibility + the equivalent of Swedish higher secondary school English course B.
  • Applicants are selected in order according to precedence from work samples, design assignment and a letter of motivation in combination with interview if needed.
  • For students applying in the second admission round, (March 15 – April 15), the supporting document must be uploaded by May 2.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      22082 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 44164 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

    Full tuition fee: 450,000 SEK

    Living costs for Malmö

    7318 - 11465 SEK /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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