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Interaction Design (One-Year)

12 months
22082 EUR/year
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The Interaction Design (One Year) 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 Interaction Design programme (One Year) at Malmö University 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 (one-year, 60 credits).

This one-year interaction design 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 within industry, the public sector, or as researchers.

This one-year programme is the first segment of the two-year Interaction Design master’s programme. Students have the option to transfer to the two-year master’s programme at any stage.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Relational design
  • Embodied interaction
  • Collaborative media
  • Graduation project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in subjects relevant to 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22082 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22082 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Full tuition Fee: 225,000 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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