Malmö University strives to be part of society at every level. Whether that is regional, nationally or globally, its focus is making the world a better and fairer place.

We have a mission to be an active hub for research, education and innovation. Our research is often multidisciplinary and pursued in collaboration with partners from outside of the university.

Why choose Malmö University?

Malmö University is...

Collaborative

Offers high-quality education where teachers and students work closely together, and undergraduates are seen as important contributors to the learning process.

Entrepreneurial

Promotes an entrepreneurial and innovative learning environment that influences and is influenced by the education and research at Malmö University.

Multidisciplinary

Boasts multidisciplinary programmes whereby students learn from different faculties, crucially important in an increasingly complex job market.

Diverse

Truly international classrooms where around a third of students have an international background – invaluable for students who are looking for a global career.

Big, but not too big!

The ninth largest higher educational institution in Sweden, with 24,000 students.

Global

Students have the opportunity to study abroad. We have agreements with approximately 250 universities around the world.

Convenient

Copenhagen international airport Kastrup (Denmark) is only 20 minutes away by train, and Copenhagen city 30 minutes away. Network links from here can take you by train throughout Europe and by plane, anywhere in the world!

Malmo University

Programs taught in:
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Master

Malmö University

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itsel ... [+]

Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies on culture, communication and development and integrating them with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the contexts of globalisation.

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. One major point of this pedagogical approach is to bring together different experiences. The group diversity should allow students to deepen their knowledge of their own major as well as gain a sufficient overview based on the academic backgrounds and practical experiences of other students. This will allow them to be able to work both interdisciplinary and transcultural in their future professions.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
English
Part-time
2 years
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Malmö University

Are you fascinated by cutting-edge technology? Our one-year master’s programme aims to deepen your knowledge in an area of current interest within computer science, as we ... [+]

Are you fascinated by cutting-edge technology? Our one-year master’s programme aims to deepen your knowledge in an area of current interest within computer science, as well as to develop your scientific skills.

The programme focuses on the realisation of innovative IT services and systems. You will learn about the technologies and concepts essential for the development of modern information systems, which are typically complex and include cooperative components. Such technologies and concepts include software agents, service-oriented computing, middleware and ontologies. You will also learn how these technologies can be applied to business systems and other support activities that are critical to society.... [-]

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September 2019
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Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empiric ... [+]

Why do people commit a crime? What can we do to prevent crime? What are the connections between mental health and substance use in relation to offending and victimisation? These are a few of the questions criminologists strives to answer.

Criminology at Malmö University is a multidisciplinary subject that includes a broader range of study areas than just crime; utilising diverse theories as well as empirical research. It is a subject area that encompasses individual, societal, and situational aspects with a focus on processes and events throughout an individual’s life.

Our students independently, critically and systematically analyse complex topics relevant to social and behavioural science generally, and criminology more specifically. The programme is composed of students from different fields and cultural backgrounds, it encourages students to discuss subjects in both a Swedish and an international context. This provides a chance to develop - emphasising multi-disciplinary, multi-professional and international work.... [-]

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September 2019
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Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience. Interaction design is a rapidly changin ... [+]

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience.

Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mindset of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects.

The one-year master program consists of four 15-credit courses, starting with a studio-based introduction to multidisciplinary collaboration and mainstream interaction design. The next two courses address embodied interaction and collaborative media, two of our signature topics. The final course is a Master’s level graduation project.... [-]

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The two-year master program aims to produce designers who can articulate and develop cutting-edge practices in key areas of interaction design: tangible and sensor-based ... [+]

Interaction design concerns the design of digital artifacts and digitally mediated communication, with a focus on user experience.

Interaction design is a rapidly changing discipline, and we maintain the relevance of our education by working with real-world design cases and outside clients that include local industry partners, as well as cultural and civic organizations. Navigating a shifting design landscape also requires the critical mindset of a scholar, and we foster reflective design by teaching research skills and involving students in active research projects.

The two-year master program aims to produce designers who can articulate and develop cutting-edge practices in key areas of interaction design: tangible and sensor-based interaction, wearable and embodied interaction, game design, participatory design practices, critical design, social innovation and collaborative media development. Students approach these genres within a broad context that considers the social, political and ethical consequences of their designs.... [-]

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September 2019
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Malmö University

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and eth ... [+]

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.

What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?

This master's programme teaches you how to conduct in-depth analysis, evaluate policies and criticise and critique migration-related policies.You should expect research-based training and an interdisciplinary outlook that links social sciences with humanities.... [-]

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September 2019
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The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and eth ... [+]

The master’s programme in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) focuses on current international developments and research perspectives in migration and ethnic relations; the effects of globalisation and human mobility on societies, groups and individuals; the social and political adaptation and integration of ethnic minorities in different societies; issues of inclusion and exclusion of immigrants; majority-minority relations; philosophical and ethical perspectives on life in diverse and complex societies.

What makes International Migration and Ethnic Relations unique?

This master's programme teaches you how to conduct in-depth analysis, evaluate policies and criticise and critique migration-related policies.You should expect research-based training and an interdisciplinary outlook that links social sciences with humanities.... [-]

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September 2019
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This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge of sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students wit ... [+]

This multidisciplinary master’s degree programme provides in-depth knowledge of sustainable development and sustainability leadership. The programme provides students with an understanding of organisation and leadership theory in the context of sustainability. It also provides students with an understanding of research methods for sustainable decision-making. The education lays a solid foundation for those seeking to lead or manage sustainable initiatives in the workplace, community and the world.

What is Leadership for Sustainability about?

The master’s degree programme is grounded in four core premises:

Sustainability requires new forms of organising, especially when it comes to project-based organisations involving diverse stakeholders. Organising and leading sustainability requires new and diverse leading and organising skills, understanding and knowledge of managers and leaders of sustainable projects. Organising and leading sustainability requires a new way of thinking sustainability within and between organisations. Current research on social entrepreneurship and social innovation can reveal new methods and strategies with regards to this. Methodological and methodical knowledge and understanding are needed to enable leaders to make sustainable decisions. ... [-]
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September 2019
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The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creativel ... [+]

The field of media is constantly shifting and in the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption.

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective.

What is collaborative media?

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade, the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged – forever reshaping not only the consumers but also the creators and distributors of media. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption – and this is what is meant by the term ‘collaborative media.’... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
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1 year
Campus
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Malmö University

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creativel ... [+]

The field of media is constantly shifting and in the last decade the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged. Digital media of today are characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption.

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective.

What is collaborative media?

The field of media is constantly shifting. In the last decade, the changes have been rapid, and a new media landscape has emerged – forever reshaping not only the consumers but also the creators and distributors of media. Digital media of today is characterised by participation and cooperation; media are wholly collaborative, in terms of both production and consumption – and this is what is meant by the term ‘collaborative media’.... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
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2 years
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Malmö University

The programme provides you with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical preconditions under which new media technologies evolve and ar ... [+]

The media landscape is in a state of constant change, and new media are being used and developed in an increasing amount of contexts. This one-year master’s programme provides you with the knowledge to manage and understand media technology, an interdisciplinary and rapidly changing field.

Media technology focuses on the development and management of current and emerging media technologies in relation to relevant social, economic and cultural contexts. As a student, you will be able to learn how to work proactively in a changing market, from technological, business-oriented and user-centred perspectives.

The programme provides you with the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical preconditions under which new media technologies evolve and are applied to management and decision-making in business contexts. You will develop skills required for working strategically, innovative and change-oriented with new media technologies. You will be able to think and act strategically about issues related to new media development, including; online streaming services, augmented reality and multi-channel publishing.... [-]

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September 2019
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What is a city and who are the key actors in urban development? How do cultural, political and economic conditions define urban life? How can we develop innovative, colla ... [+]

Summary

What is a city and who are the key actors in urban development? How do cultural, political and economic conditions define urban life? How can we develop innovative, collaborative and sustainable approaches to urban challenges and possibilities? This programme studies Nordic urban planning in a global context and its distinctive perspectives to urban sustainability, liveability, mobility, ‘smart’ cities, welfare, citizen empowerment and more. The programme is offered by Roskilde University in collaboration with Malmö University and Tromsø University.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree, consisting of 180 credits. The equivalent of English 6 in Swedish secondary school.... [-]

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September 2020
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2 years
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This two-year Master's programme draws from the one-year master’s in political science, with additional opportunities for an internship, exchange studies or elective cour ... [+]

We live in interesting times. Our news tells us that the human world is changing rapidly – political and economic institutions once seen as permanent appear increasingly fragile and subject to change. Yet, despite various moments of so-called ‘crisis’ in which change might be expected, we see significant levels of continuity with respect to the underlying policies and actors governing that world. Is the US losing power? Are the so-called BRICs taking over? What is the future of democracy? Is conflict increasing? And, why does neoliberalism remain so resilient despite the financial crisis and ongoing economic instability? Only through developing expertise and forming new knowledge can we begin to understand these questions towards ensuring the world is managed optimally.... [-]

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September 2019
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2 years
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The program is thoroughly interdisciplinary and draws on the different strengths in the Department of Global Political studies, including International Relations, Peace a ... [+]

These are turbulent political times. International power bases are shifting. Political, economic and military threats merge and reform, presenting new political challenges. Examples like China and Russia prompt us to rethink the widely held belief that democratic reform will follow on the heels of economic progress. In these days of the “war on terror,” it is also more and more difficult to know what a war is, who fights it, how it starts and how it can end. In the meantime, global inequality is increasing. Half of the world’s population lives in severe poverty, many of them in conflict-ridden regions and/or under failing governments. Problems of development – malnutrition, poverty, preventable diseases – can be solved by a global effort, so why does it not happen?... [-]

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September 2019
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Sport in Society is a one-year master’s programme that tackles these questions and prepares students to work with sport and sustainable development. ... [+]

What is the role of sport in a world facing pressing social challenges? How do we understand the opportunities and challenges of sport and sport sciences as a means for social change? How can we look critically at the development of sport in relation to social processes such as globalisation, migration and urbanisation?

Sport Science: Sport in Society is a one-year master’s programme that tackles these questions and prepares students to work with sport and sustainable development. Throughout the programme, students develop applied skills and perspectives to work with sport, leisure and health industries as platforms for social change.

Entry requirements

Basic Requirements and Special Eligibility:... [-]

Sweden Malmö
September 2019
English
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1 year
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Sports Science: Sport in Society is a two-year master’s programme that tackles these questions. During the programme, students develop applied skills and a critical knowl ... [+]

What is the role of sports in a world facing pressing social challenges? How do we understand the possibilities and challenges of sports as a platform for social change? How do we examine and analyse sports and sports science research to find new perspectives on the role of sports? How can we look critically at the development of sports in relation to social processes such as globalisation, migration and urbanisation?

Sports Science: sports in Society is a two-year master’s programme that tackles these questions. During the programme, students develop applied skills and a critical knowledge base to work with sports, leisure, and health industries as platforms for social change.

Entry requirements ... [-]
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September 2019
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2 years
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The aim of the programme is to deepen students knowledge of Urban Studies to be able to participate in research or qualified urban development investigations. ... [+]

The aim of the programme is to deepen students knowledge of Urban Studies to be able to participate in research or qualified urban development investigations.

In the first year, you will acquire an overview of the field of Urban Studies and its development. Students will then deepen their knowledge about current urban challenges in a global perspective as well as the growth of different urban conditions and forms. After this, you will deepen your ability to critically examine and describe the encounter between people's everyday life and the physical forms of the city. At the end of the first year, an independent project is conducted.

During the second year, you will take elective courses of 30 credits. To complete this part of the programme you can choose to do international studies at one of Malmö University's partner universities or take elective courses at the Department of Urban Studies. The second-year concludes with a Master's Thesis of 30 credits.... [-]

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September 2019
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2 years
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