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Linköping University

Campus Valla, Linköping, Sweden
  • QS World University Rankings
    329
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Aug

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The future needs sustainable solutions to societal challenges. This programme offers a holistic interdisciplinary approach to current societal problems, such as climate change, natural resource exploitation, increasing energy demand and inequality. The master’s programme allows you to explore the complexity of creating sustainable societies in alignment with the principles of sustainable development and Agenda 2030.

The programme addresses global environmental changes and societal transformations. It will challenge you to undertake critical analysis of present and future environmental concerns, apply scientific knowledge across academic disciplines, and develop interdisciplinary competence. Your training will enable you to develop skills to interpret, design, communicate, and implement solutions to sustainability and environmental challenges, which will be indispensable for your future career as a sustainable development expert.      

About University

Internationally recognized across subjects

Ranked among the world’s top 30 young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Sweden’s Linköping University (LiU) is also in the global top 400 of the QS World University Rankings 2019.

LiU’s broad range of subject strengths is reflected in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, where it is featured among the world’s best for computer science, electrical engineering, physics, sociology and medicine, amongst others. While the main language of instruction is Swedish, the university offers over 25 international programmes taught entirely in English. International students account for 7% of students, representing over 50 nationalities.

A business hub with small-town charm

Linköping University has several campuses, connected by a campus bus. Most students are based in Linköping, with around a fifth in the nearby town of Norrköping. With around 160,000 inhabitants, Linköping has a well-developed business sector while retaining the charm of a smaller town, while Norrköping offers a lively cultural and music scene. Everything is within walking distance, and there is always something for students to get involved in. The region is home to a number of international companies, including Saab, Toyota, Siemens and IFS.


Strong employment outcomes

Graduates of Linköping University are the quickest to enter the employment market in Sweden, according to the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ. In its latest survey in 2013, UKÄ reported 86% of LiU students with new degrees were in the labour market.


Innovative approaches to global challenges

Linköping University’s research is recognized across the world, with particular leadership strengths within materials science, information technology and disability studies. Characteristically, LiU was the first Swedish university to implement interdisciplinary research and problem-based learning (PBL).


International scholarships

International scholarships are available for students who meet the following conditions:

  • Non-EU students
  • Apply to a master’s degree at LiU as their first choice
  • Apply 15 January at the latest


Find out more about scholarships here.

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