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Master's Programme (120 credits) in Digital Service Innovation, 120 credits

Information technology (IT) fundamentally changes society, business, workforce and education. Global business leaders, politicians and public officials recognize that digital service innovation is vital to address business and societal challenges. Our International Master in Digital Service Innovation helps you to master sustainable service innovation, address business and societal challenges, and to enhance your employability in the digital era.

Employers seek applicants with digital service innovation expertise. Our Master in Digital Service Innovation is designed to equip you with knowledge to design innovative digital services and contribute to sustainable business transformation – the programme prepares you to be a key employee in digital service innovation.

The programme involve interaction with industry, public sector and research practice to address future challenges and opportunities with digital service innovation. The approach to digital service innovation is grounded in practical design methods and scientific literature in information systems, service science, and innovation sciences.

The International Master in Digital Service Innovation prepares you to pursue a variety of career paths after graduation, be it in IT and service design or in academia. The programme educates you to understand sustainability and smart digital services. It helps you enhance your international employability in different roles and sectors.


Year 1
  • Services in Digital Society (15 credits)
  • Academic Communication (7,5 credits)
  • Emergent Themes in Digital Service Innovation Research (7,5 credits)
  • Design Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Research Placement (15 credits)
Year 2
  • Design Studio Digital Service Innovation (15 credits)
  • Intelligent Services (7.5 credits)
  • Ethics and Sustainability in Digital Service Innovation (7.5 credits)
  • Master Thesis Project in Informatics (30 credits)

Specific eligibility requirements
Bachelor’s degree 180 credits including an independent academic degree thesis work of at least 15 credits within the field of Informatics, Information Systems, Interaction design, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Service Science, Innovation Management, Business Administration, or equivalent.

15 credits in courses within the field of Information Technology or Informatics.

Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:
  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules and procedure
Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Programme information

Rate of study:
Full time(100%)/daytime

Study period:
Autumn semester 2018

Closed for late

Educational level:


Study programme:
Link to study programme (PDF)Study programme     

Further information:
Programme director
Michel Thomsen

Updated 2018-09-05