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Linköping University

24 months
12435 EUR/year
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This Design program from Linköping University offers an interdisciplinary design-based approach to tackling societal challenges through service design, sustainable design and visual media design. Established and innovative design concepts are incorporated in a unique, collaborative setup across campuses.


Design as a discipline increasingly finds itself at the centre of innovation and change towards better and more sustainable futures. Design is now becoming integral in organisations, NGOs, businesses, public sector as well as policy development and governance to take on challenges that will define and make alternative futures possible.

The purpose of this Design program from Linköping University is to train qualified and confident designers who can enter these complex contexts, take on leading roles and co-create well-designed solutions and facilitate conditions that make change possible.

Choose your own focus

This interdisciplinary programme addresses multiple system levels and gives you the opportunity to critically examine current systems, institutions and norms. Societal challenges such as Food Waste, Repair, Civility and Nomadic Welfare form the backbone of the programme. These issues are explored together with stakeholders in the wider systemic context of the surrounding society.

At LiU we are leading in educating designers within three specialisations – service design, sustainable design and visual media design, with a world-class research team at the intersection between design and services, a state-of-the-art facility for visual media research, and a strong team devoted to design and sustainability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Perspective on Value Creation
  • Codesign, Tools and Approaches
  • Sustainable Strategies
  • Studio 1
  • Advanced Visualization Design
  • Codesign, Tools and Approaches
  • Design Research Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.
Applicants are required to submit the following in English:
  • a resumé
  • an annotated portfolio
  • an essay according to specifications 

All texts must be in English, except the academic writing samples.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12435 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24870 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.
  • 252000 SEK

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 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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