Master of Science (One Year) Programme in Informatics

60 ECTS credits (start autumn-12)
This programme occasion will not start autumn semester 2012!

Overview

Profile - General Content

Master Programme in Informatics is a multi- and interdisciplinary programme, just as the subject area Informatics in itself is multi- and interdisciplinary. Here combines perspective that focuses on the social construction of the technology in design and use of perspective that focuses on systems development and IT design processes. Through literature studies as well that individual field studies of design practices and deprecated, IT combines these different perspective, and explore and intertwine to a broader and deeper understanding of IT as a part of everyday life and society. At the same time exploring the implications of a broader technical understanding for the design of IT. The main area is Computing Science, with specialisation on informatics.

Master Programme is intended to prepare the student as well for an international research career, as for future work in the field of design and development of information and communications systems.

Possibility to move further after Master’s degree (magister) and take Master’s degree in Informatics
Students who have chosen to take and passed the Masters programme (magister) in Informatics have possibility to do the second year on Masters Programme in Informatics, if they wish to continue their studies after the Master’s degree (magister). Master Programme (magister) gives 60 credit points, while Master Programme gives 120 credit points. One credit points is equivalent to a point in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

What is it difference between the Masters programme (magister) and Master Programme?
The main difference between the learning objectives of the Masters programme (magister) and learning objectives for the Masters programme in Informatics is that the student who choose to study for Master’s degree in the second year is expected to develop a deeper scientific approach in their work as well as develop and demonstrate knowledge in a specific field of application of Informatics, such as e Health and e government. Other learning objectives will thereby also be enhanced versus this specialisation throughout the second year.

Qualification Awarded

Education leads to a degree at second cycle level, with denomination
Master of Science (60 credit points)
Main field of study: Computer Science
Specialization: Informatics

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Distans
Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Computer Science

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
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Admission

Prerequisites

Admission to the programme requires an academic degree at first cycle of at least 180 credit points, with at least 90 credit points in informatics, media studies, computer science, interaction design or related disciplines, or in social sciences with an explicit focus on information and communication technology. English B

Read about general admission requirements for second cycle.

Admission Criteria

For more qualified applicants than the number of places available, to current programme start, a selection will be made with academic merit as the basis. The selection is done as follows:

Selection stage:

METHOD 1 General method
GENERAL
This method is simple and possesses a high degree of legitimacy and legal security. It works well when the applicants are expected to have similar educational backgrounds.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Prior education.

SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA
Only the number of completed higher education credits documented by the applicant in conjunction with the application will be considered. Foreign credits will be transferred according to the guidelines established by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education.

HIGHEST TARIFF
The tariff consists of the total number of completed higher education credits and is calculated in the interval 30 - 285 higher education credits.

WORKING METHOD
The selection can, to a large degree, be carried out mechanically. If all applicants with the lowest equal tariff cannot be offered a place, lots will be drawn.

Admission Procedure

Read about the admission procedure.

Recognition of prior studies and studies abroad

Student who has been admitted to the programme and has earlier completed a course that corresponds to a course within the programme, can apply for recognition of prior studies. If possible, the student will be offered admission to an alternative course. Studies abroad within the programme can normally be partly or fully recognised. In these cases a decision is made via the Learning Agreement, prior the study period.

Read more about studying abroad.

Practical Information

Practical information is found under 'Prospective students'.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Distans
Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Computer Science

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Learning Outcomes

Profile - General Content

Master Programme in Informatics is a multi- and interdisciplinary programme, just as the subject area Informatics in itself is multi- and interdisciplinary. Here combines perspective that focuses on the social construction of the technology in design and use of perspective that focuses on systems development and IT design processes. Through literature studies as well that individual field studies of design practices and deprecated, IT combines these different perspective, and explore and intertwine to a broader and deeper understanding of IT as a part of everyday life and society. At the same time exploring the implications of a broader technical understanding for the design of IT. The main area is Computing Science, with specialisation on informatics.

Master Programme is intended to prepare the student as well for an international research career, as for future work in the field of design and development of information and communications systems.

Possibility to move further after Master’s degree (magister) and take Master’s degree in Informatics
Students who have chosen to take and passed the Masters programme (magister) in Informatics have possibility to do the second year on Masters Programme in Informatics, if they wish to continue their studies after the Master’s degree (magister). Master Programme (magister) gives 60 credit points, while Master Programme gives 120 credit points. One credit points is equivalent to a point in European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

What is it difference between the Masters programme (magister) and Master Programme?
The main difference between the learning objectives of the Masters programme (magister) and learning objectives for the Masters programme in Informatics is that the student who choose to study for Master’s degree in the second year is expected to develop a deeper scientific approach in their work as well as develop and demonstrate knowledge in a specific field of application of Informatics, such as e Health and e government. Other learning objectives will thereby also be enhanced versus this specialisation throughout the second year.

Learning outcomes

In addition the nationally regulated goals the following goals apply for the education.

After completion of the programme the student will:
  • demonstrate deeper knowledge, understanding, competence and skills in Informatics as an academic subject
  • demonstrate an ability to make independent, qualified, critical assessments in key areas of Informatics
  • ability to identify, articulate and in a constructive way of approaching the design problem in the subject area Informatics, both in theory and practice
  • demonstrate an ability to keep up to date with the development of knowledge in subject area Informatics
  • demonstrate an ability to obtain, develop, present and exchange information on a scientific level in the field of Informatics
  • demonstrate an ability to present and communicate scientific information in Informatics field on a popular scientific level without compromising the essential content of this information
  • demonstrate competence, confidence and motivation in order to take responsibility for own development in the direction of a reflective professional research/developer in the Informatics field
  • to discuss and actively participate in the scientific information, and thereby make clear and explicit of the scientific basis and the philosophical framework on the basis of which own critique and evaluation have been made

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Distans
Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Computer Science

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Structure

Mode of delivery

The student who studies at full time is expected to read two parallel courses per semester and finish the Master in one year. All courses are taught as distance courses and go at half speed for an entire semester. This gives the opportunity to read at half speed by just reading one course per semester, but then the courses are in different order (1,3,2,4).

The Programme consists of four compulsory courses that each gives 15 ECTS-credits. The students are expected to follow the programme structure and read the courses in the order indicated in the programme syllabus. There are no eligible courses in the programme.

If the student already has achieved corresponding credits in an equivalent course, the possibility to choose another course among the Informatics courses on master level offered by Blekinge Institute of Technology or one of the other institutions in collaboration on the described programme Master of Science in Computer Science, Informatics, after discussing this with the course responsible.

The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading is done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus.

During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development.

NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.
 

Courses autumn semester 2012

Compulsory courses

Design Theory and Design Research, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Fundamental IS issues, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 

Courses spring semester 2013

Compulsory courses

e-Cultur, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 


The course and the programme is under development and no further information is available at this time.
 
Master Thesis (60 credits) in Computer Science, Informatics, 15 ECTS credits, second cycle.
 
The overall aim of the course is that the students should further develop and enhance their ability to independently plan, conduct and report on a research project which makes a contribution to the current state-of-the-art in the area.

Read all information about the course 'Master Thesis (60 credits) in Computer Science, Informatics' (the link opens in a new window)
 

Written Work

The programme concludes with a written degree project equivalent to 15 credit points.

International element

Programme is fully as distance learning and given in English. Students from many different countries around in the world are applying for the programme. Many of them admitted study part-time while they are working, often as web designers, system developers or similar within IT industry. Through discussions and group work are given thereby opportunity for unique views on / insight in current IT development in different parts of the world, and the opportunity during the programme to build up an international network, regardless of where the individual student is physically in the world during their studies.

Read about study abroad

Job Profiles

Student with a degree from the programme may among other things work with design and development of information and communication systems. The programme also provides an excellent base for further career within research, as well as within research and development projects. The programme may also be of interest for teachers and other professionals who want to furthermore their education with a specialisation in IT. The programme, which taught in English but has a clear Scandinavian profile based on the Scandinavian tradition of user participation in development of IT, is especially interesting for students who in future want to work abroad.

Further Studies

Student with a degree from the programme can within Sweden apply for further education at graduate level within main field informatics/computer science, information systems, interaction design or equivalent. Abroad, it can vary between different countries and educational institutions regarding the master's degree count as enough pre-research for the student to be able to be admitted to doctoral studies or if there is a requirement on completed master degree for that. At BTH are following programme at graduate level which are open for students with a degree from this programme: computer science, interaction design, applied health engineering, development of digital game, and a number of programme, depending on the student's focus and previous specialisation .

Programme Advisory Board

Programme has a programme committee that is responsible for supporting the programme coordinator with the overall planning and coordination of education, ensuring the quality of education and progression within and between courses, and supporting and enhancing education closely connection to current research within field of education and informatics and educations usability and its relevance for the national and international labour market. Programme Council composition corresponds largely composition of teaching team who teach the programme. Most is professors in the subject Informatics and subject representatives of their respective institutions. The programme committee seek an even distribution between men and women at all represented staff levels, which we also currently maintains. The program committee meets two to three times per year, and the chair is related the hosting for the meeting, and is alternating between the participating universities. Contact persons for programme committee is the programme coordinator, Professor Sara Eriksen (BTH), and Professor Per Flensburg, University West.

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Distans
Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Computer Science

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

Examination

Qualification Awarded

Education leads to a degree at second cycle level, with denomination
Master of Science (60 credit points)
Main field of study: Computer Science
Specialization: Informatics

Assessment and grading

Assessment and examination varies between different courses in the programme. See information for respective course in the programme.

Programme Evaluations

The program is evaluated annually by the students. Students' views on education are used to improve the program elements.

Alumni

“Having graduated from the multidisciplinary Master of Science of Informatics, I have found myself well-equipped with a truly unique set of skills and broad knowledge in ICT. This certainly makes me well-positioned and invaluable in both work and research settings. Indeed, I feel, at this stage of my career, uniquely qualified to take on more challenging professional ventures and that I can meaningfully contribute to research endeavours in the emerging technological paradigm shifts and in particular in ICT design, development, and use.“ [Citat av en student som först valde att läsa magisterprogrammet i informatik och sedan gick vidare och läste andra året på masterprogrammet i informatik, och tog sin masterexamen 2009.]
Programmet är relativt nytt och många av våra studenter läser på deltid, samtidigt som de arbetar som bl a webb designers, IT utvecklare m m. Ambitionen är dock att bygga upp ett alumninätverk under de närmaste åren - vilket blir spännande, inte minst med tanke på att programmet har lockat studenter från (hittills) fyra olika världsdela''

Application

It is no longer possible to sign up for this occasion.

Welcome letter

Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.

Programme period

2012-September-03 until
2013-June-03

Mode of delivery

Distance learning, Mixed, full-time

Location

Distans
Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.

Language of instruction

The teaching language is English.

Level

Second cycle

Main field of study

Computer Science

Programme manager

Links

Application and tuition fee

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK
Read more

 

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