All courses are structured into 5, 10 or 20-week blocks. Within each block shorter course modules offer specific skills training, theoretic studies and practical exercises. Studio courses are usually part of a 5-week block and aimed at learning specific skills and applying them in practical exercises. You will work both individually and in groups.
Projects with external partners
Applied design projects form the backbone of the study programme. Projects usually include lectures, field trips, site visits, group method work, user studies and studio work. The projects are carried out in collaboration with external partners and tutoring is given both by our own teachers and visiting professional designers. The projects you will work on are human-centered projects based on specific user groups rather than product categories.
Define your exam project
The fourth and final term is devoted entireily to the examination project. You will carry out your exam project in cooperation with a corporate sponsor or other external partner. It is important that the project is seen as a collaboration and not a commission. You are expected to define a problem area, establish contact with an external partner and write a project brief that includes aims, method description, anticipated deliverables and outline budget. The process of defining your project starts early in the third term in dialogue with faculty members and the programme coordinator. A professional designer is assigned as external tutor during your project.
Internships are not obligatory but our students often take the opportunity during the summer months. Internships can be with Swedish companies or organizations but it is increasingly common to work internationally.
The Master's programme in Interaction Design offered by Umea University prepares you for working in the industry. Our students are frequently employed as design consultants as well as in major corporations.
- Skills and Techniques
- Graphic Design
- Communication Design for Co-creation.
- General Product (Service Design)
- Experience Prototyping
- Interaction Concept
- Creative Reflections on Interaction Design
- Degree Project
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesDesign Human Computer Interaction View 41 other Masters in Design in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree, in industrial design or equivalent subject area which should include at least 60 ECTS credits in the field of Design + Portfolio.
- Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
International14224 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14224 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Application fee SEK900
- Tuition fee, first instalment SEK146,250
- Total fee SEK585,000
Living costs for Umeå
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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