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Study at Linnaeus University 2016

Open your mind to new opportunities


Linnaeus University

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Welcome to Linnaeus University 

Open your mind to new opportunities 

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Student life 

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Living as a student 

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Entry requirements 

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Applying to Linnaeus University 

Programmes and Courses 

Join our Summer Academy  Swedish university studies 

PhD studies at Linnaeus University 

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VäxjÜ A living Campus 

Kalmar The student town by the sea 

On the cover: Parkour requires you to think creatively. To challenge yourself. Much the same as studies at Linnaeus University.

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Linnaeus University

Welcome to Linnaeus University Linnaeus University has taken its name from Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), the most famous and world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries. Carl Linnaeus was intrepid, curious and innovative. This is the key to inspiration at Linnaeus University. While the university is firmly rooted in the Sm책land region of southern Sweden where Linnaeus was born, our activities, like his, have no boundaries. Our goal is to be a modern university, combining the highest possible quality in education and research with the demands and needs of both the surrounding community and our students.

We strongly believe in linking education with research, as well as linking academic curiosity with applied knowledge. At our university, you will find many interesting programmes and courses to choose from. I am convinced that in coming here, you will increase your appeal to future employers, learn about Swedish culture and society and, perhaps most importantly, grow as a person. Welcome to take part of the friendly atmosphere and active student life, together with more than 1,600 international students, at Linnaeus University!

Stephen Hwang Rector

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Linnaeus University

“Teachers here encourage students to exchange their thoughts and ideas in class, and they also stimulate students to look at issues with critical thinking.” Dandan Shen, China

Open your mind to new opportunities Linnaeus University in south-eastern Sweden is a modern university with 31,000 students. We currently offer some 150 degree programmes and 2,500 single subject courses in a wide variety of academic and vocational disciplines. Around 40 degree programmes and 500 single subject courses are given in English. Linnaeus University is one of the larger higher education institutions in Sweden. But as we are located in two cities – Kalmar and Växjö – we have retained the original intimate feeling of the institutions. At Linnaeus University we want to enable you to grow as a person. The learning environment is characterized by an active student life with teaching and research staff in close proximity to students. Many of our international students mention the informal relationships with the teachers as one

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of the things they appreciate most as a student at Linnaeus University. Other aspects that receive praise are the modern and environmentally-friendly buildings, easy and widespread access to computers and other equipment, good connections with businesses and organisations in the area, and the reality-based case studies which add a real-life dimension to the studies. Linnaeus University is known for its strong international profile, with partner universities in more than 60 countries. The first programme offered in English was established more than two decades ago. Every year more than 1,600 international students from all over the world come here to study. International students at Linnaeus University can study at both undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level.


Linnaeus University

In collaboration with IKEA Did you know that Linnaeus University has a unique and close collaboration with IKEA? The largest furniture company in the world, founded in Ă„lmhult in SmĂĽland. A good example from this close collaboration is the master programme Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design, established in 2013. For further information, visit the website www.Lnu.se

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Växjö

Växjö A living Campus

Campus Växjö is modelled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. You find everything in one place while at the same time never being far away from the centre of town. Växjö has a long tradition of education, and despite its campus location, the university is a natural part of the town of Växjö. Linnaeus University has close ties with the local business sector and is a major player in the development of the town. The business enterprise spirit per­meating Växjö is well known. Everything on campus is within five minutes’ walking distance – student accommodation, classrooms, the library, restaurants and pubs, lakes and other leisure facilities. The campus is full of life and energy and is a natural meeting place for all students and interests.

Linnaeus University positioned itself as no.1 and no.2 out of more than 200 universities in terms of campus buildings, campus environment, and nice-to-be places in the ISB (International Student Barometer) 2014.

Växjö is the “capital” of Kronoberg County in south-eastern Sweden and a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. If you are staying in Växjö, you will also stay in a city which has been declared “the Greenest City in Europe” because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programmes implemented. There are abundant opportunities in Växjö for leisure activities. The town is surrounded by country­side, forests and water. The Växjö lake, close to both campus and the town centre, is a natural place for walking and jogging. Students within the International Sales and Marketing Programme study in Ljungby, a small town 60 kilometres west of Växjö.

“Studying in Växjö means you are surrounded by fantastic nature and water.” Elvedina sarajlic-basic, austria

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Kalmar

Kalmar The student town by the sea

“I love the quaintness of Kalmar and the European atmosphere of the city.” Michael Halak, Canada

The city of Kalmar is situated on the south-east coast of Sweden. In Kalmar, the university buildings and student accommodation are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel like part of the town. Locating the university in the centre of Kalmar was a conscious move. Students go about their daily business in the town centre, filling it with the buzz of activity, and many students live in close proximity to university buildings. In Kalmar, everything is close at hand. Within a five to ten minute walk, you will find just about everything you need – your school, your friends, the sea, the gym, or the town centre, Kvarnholmen.

The close proximity to the coast and the sea leaves its impression on life in Kalmar. Smaller beaches and places to swim are dotted around the town centre, and the nearby island of Öland offers top class beaches with miles of white sand. Kalmar is a town with 60,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages. Kalmar Castle and the town park are favourite haunts of many students. When the sun shines, the castle’s moat and grounds are filled

with students studying and soaking up the sun. Many people jog or walk in the area surrounding the castle, alongside the Kalmar Sound. Kalmar alone holds some 6,000 companies, most of them within the retail, manufacturing and service sectors – many with a close collaboration to Linnaeus University.

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Student life

“Don’t forget to participate in extracurricular activities as much as possible, making friends and building social networks. You will notice it all pays off at the end.” Ying Chen, China

Student life

University life has much to offer, from meeting up with friends at the student pub to attending events and cultural activities. The student union and the student associations are doing their best to make you feel at home. Quality leisure time is important when you are a student. If you find joy and fulfilment in your student life, you will gain extra energy for your studies. There are a number of student organisations and clubs at the university that offer a wide range of leisure activities for students – student choirs, student radio, student sports club, student orchestra to mention a few. The student union at Linnaeus University – Linnéstudenterna – works to ensure that you receive the best possible education, but also aims to offer enjoyable activities besides your studies. ESN (Erasmus Student Network) is a network of sections organizing events for international students going abroad to study. In Kalmar the section is called ESN Kalmar and in Växjö it is called VIS, Växjö International Students. Both sections organize local events such as barbecues, sports activities and theme nights with

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typical Swedish traditions represented, as well as trips within and outside Sweden. The buddy program The buddy program matches international students with (mostly Swedish) students. The buddies help the international students with day-to-day questions, introducing them to Swedish culture and way of life as well as what it is like being a student at Linnaeus University. Friend families The Friend Family Coordinator at Linnéstudenterna matches international students with local families. So far, this project is only open to students studying in Växjö. The project allows you to get to know locals and everyday life away from campus. Typical activities for these friend families are cooking together, going for walks and local sightseeing.


Student life

“I really like the campus in Växjö, where there is a place for learning as well as for entertainment. I truly recommend people to come here and enjoy student life in a green city with a lot of fun activities on campus.” banafsheh ahmadi parssa, iran

“Through the Friend Family project I got in contact with a Swedish woman and her family, they invited me for dinner and to celebrate Easter. This experience has given me further insight into Swedish culture.” Peter Reinisch, Austria

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Practical issues

Living as a student Before coming to Sweden and Linnaeus University, these are some practical issues to be aware of.

Accommodation

Finding suitable accommodation is often a worry when beginning your university studies. Start looking for accommodation as soon as possible after having applied to Linnaeus University in order to maximize your chances of finding a place to stay. Tuition fee-paying students All tuition fee-paying students at Linnaeus University who have gotten admission in the international selection rounds are guaranteed accommodation for a maximum of one year, given that they follow all the necessary steps that need to be taken to be guaranteed accommodation. Information about what needs to be done to get help with accommodation will be sent out to all tuition fee-paying students together with the invoices. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for further information by sending an e-mail to internationalstudents@lnu.se. Non-fee-paying students Non-fee-paying students, e.g. students who are not guaranteed accommodation, should contact the Student Union, Linnéstudenterna, and their housing office. Contact them by sending an e-mail to bostad@linnestudenterna.se. Kalmar The majority of students in Kalmar live near or within biking distance to the centre of town. There are both student dorms, halls of residence, student apartments and private lodgings. Växjö In Växjö, there are approximately 3,000 student apartments on campus. This accommodation is in close proximity to student activity; the university itself, friends, pubs and meeting places are all within walking distance.

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Residence permit

Non-EU/EEA citizens must have been granted a student residence permit (uppehållstillstånd för studier) before entering Sweden. You should apply for your permit, primarely at the website www.migrationsverket.se, 2–3 months before departure. Do not leave for Sweden without your student residence permit! A tourist visa is not sufficient as it is only valid for three months. EU/EEA citizens are allowed to stay in Sweden without a residence permit for up to three months. If you are staying in Sweden for a longer period of time, you are required to register with the Swedish Tax Agency no later than three months after entering the country. For more information visit www.migrationsverket.se


Practical issues

Cost of living

Living costs in Sweden depend largely on your individual lifestyle. To give you an idea the following example of a budget might be of help: Item Food

Accommodation

1 month 2,300

1 semester/ 5 months

11,500

3,500

17,500

Phone/internet

300

1,500

Medical and personal care

250

1,250

Course literature

750

Local travel

430

Clothes, hobbies, leisure Total SEK*

500 8,030

3,750 2,150

2,500 40,150

* SEK 10 ≈ EUR 1.05 ≈ USD 1.20

“Once you are admitted, check your emails regularly as the university will be sending important information about enrollment and accommodation. Follow the provided guidelines to ensure that you will get a place to stay.” redwan Hasan, bangladesh

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Application and entry requirements

Applying to Linnaeus University All applications to Linnaeus University should be made online through www.universityadmissions.se, the website where you also find information on how to apply. General information about application and the programmes can be found at the website www.Lnu.se, but no applications should be sent directly to Linnaeus University. The online application should be submitted no later than January 15 for students commencing their studies in the autumn semester and August 15 for students commencing their studies in the spring semester. Tuition fees Students with citizenship not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. The tuition fees at Linnaeus University are divided into categories, in the range between SEK 85,000–260,000 per academic year. Course fees are determined on an annual basis but will apply to the whole period of study for which the student has been admitted. Scholarships Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who have applied for a Master’s Degree programme. The scholarship will be up to a 75 percent reduction of the tuition fee for the full programme. The deadline to apply for scholarships is February 1.

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For students already enrolled in a two- or three-year degree programme, there is a possibility to apply for a scholarship which also covers up to 75 percent of the tuition fee for the remaining semesters of the programme. To find out more about Linnaeus University’s scholarships, visit www.Lnu.se. Other scholarship opportunities The Swedish Institute coordinates a number of different scholarship programmes which can be used to study at Linnaeus University. Students from a range of different countries are eligible for these scholarships. To find out more about other scholarships, visit www.studyinsweden.se.

Contacts

Admissions Office E-mail: admission@lnu.se


Application and entry requirements

Entry requirements In order to be qualified for the courses and programmes you apply for, you must meet certain general and specific entry requirements. It is very important that you check what is required for the courses and programmes you are interested in, before you submit your application.

Bachelor level requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements for Bachelor level (first cycle or undergraduate level) studies, all students must have successfully completed their upper secondary (high school) education (post-16) and meet the requirement of English 6. All programmes also have specific entry requirements which need to be fulfilled.

Master level requirements To meet the general entry requirements for Master level (second cycle or graduate level) studies, a student must have been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen 180 credits) from an internationally recognised university. All programmes also have specific entry requirements which need to be fulfilled. English language requirements: In order to be eligible for university studies in Sweden, a student must demonstrate that they meet the English requirements for the course or programme they wish to apply for. For information about which level of English requirements (IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR* etc.) is needed to meet the requirements of English 5 and English 6, see the table below or visit the website www.universityadmissions.se.

Upper Secondary School (Sweden)

IELTS-score (Academic)

TOEFL-score (Internetbased)

CEFR*

English 5 (previously A)

5.5 (and no section below 5.0)

72 (17 in written test)

B1/B2

English 6 (previously B)

6.5 (and no section below 5.5)

90 (20 in written test)

B2

* CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment and is a European standard guideline (scale) for grading an individual’s language proficiency.

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Programmes and Courses

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For further information about programmes and courses, visit www.Lnu.se


Programmes

Bachelor Programmes (First cycle)

Business and Economics

Computer Science/IT

International Sales and Marketing Programme

Applied Mathematics Programme

180 credits (3 years) This programme prepares you for a career as key account or project manager with complex technical selling of engineering products and services. The focus is on advanced sales; how to convince your client that you can deliver value. You will study business administration, psychology, economics and law; and you will work with the same type of support systems that you would find in your future workplace. City: Ljungby Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements, Civics 1b / 1a1 + 1a2 and Mathematics 2a / 2b / 2c. Degree: Bachelor of Science with specialisation in International Sales and Marketing. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

Marketing Programme

180 credits (3 years) Do you want to be part of a group of students from all over the world and learn how to reach and influence tomorrow’s customers? This programme deals with marketing from different thematic perspectives, such as the basis of marketing, the customer and the offering. There is a very explicit progression concerning content and methodology, which makes the programme a top of the line education where you will work closely with local and global industry on different assignments. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements, Civics 1b / 1a1 + 1a2 and Mathematics 2a / 2b / 2c. Degree: Bachelor of Science with specialisation in Marketing. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

*Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. **Check the current exchange rate for exact information on tuition fee in euro.

180 credits (3 years) The programme gives a sound knowledge of mathematics and how to use mathematics as a tool within branches such as computer science, economy and engineering. Besides courses in pure mathematics you study mathematical modelling, numerical methods, programming and statistics. Mathematicians are in demand in fields such as information security, engineering, actuarial mathematics and design of experiments. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements, Mathematics 4 and Physics 2 or the equivalent. Degree: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Main field of study: Mathematics. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Network Security Programme

180 credits (3 years) This programme focuses on two areas within computer science: networks and security. It features courses such as administration of networks, distributed systems and mobile and wireless security. To help you understand encryption tools, courses in mathematics are also included. The programme gives you qualifications for a variety of professions, such as programmer, network administrator and security consultant. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements and Mathematics 3C or the equivalent. Degree: Bachelor of Science with specialisation in Network Security. Main field of study: Computer Science. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Software Technology Programme

180 credits (3 years) The programme focuses on the software in IT systems, which can be found in everything from mobile phones and games to cars and industrial robots. You will learn how to analyse, design and develop large computer systems as well as web applications. General courses in computer science such as computer networks, databases and operating systems are also part of the programme as well as a few math courses. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements and Mathematics 3C or the equivalent. Degree: Bachelor of Science with specialisation in Software Technology. Main field of study: Computer Science. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

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Programmes

Bachelor Programmes (First cycle)

Master Programmes (Second cycle)

Design

Business and Economics

Design + Change

Business Process and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme

180 credits (3 years) Do you want to use design to make a difference in the world? The programme combines design creativity with knowledge of sustainability, for a profession at the cutting edge of design. The most important challenge today and in the future concerns sustainability – to create a world that is good for both people and the environment, locally and globally. During your three years on this design degree, you will work closely with our teaching team to develop your own design specialism. City: Växjö Prerequisites: General entry requirements, English 6 and approved portfolio Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts. Main field of study: Design Tuition fee*: SEK 260,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 27,400**)

Visual Communication + Change

180 credits (3 years) Do you want to use visual communication to make a difference in the world? The programme combines creativity and graphic design with knowledge of sustainability to prepare you for a profession as a visual communicator/graphic designer with a specialisation in information graphics. The programme gives you an introduction to today’s major global concerns, as well as visual tools to help bring order to a sometimes overwhelming flow of information, and to truly affect people. City: Kalmar Prerequisites: General entry requirements, English 6 and approved portfolio Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts with specialisation Visual Communication. Main field of study: Design Tuition fee*: SEK 260,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 27,400**)

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60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) This programme has a focus on increased effectiveness and efficiency which is related to management of business processes within and between companies in supply chains. We give the students knowledge in performance management, management accounting and re-configurations of business processes in supply chains. The one year master is focused on practical business process issues and prepares the students for a management position. The two year programme has a stronger focus on research and can be seen as preparatory for a PhD candidate. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minimum of 90 credits in Business Administration or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Business Process and Supply Chain Management. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

Entrepreneurship, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) This programme educates and equips qualified project and process leaders for businesses and organisations as well as provides a good ground to start your own venture either directly after completed education or later in life. The teaching method is based on problem-based learning, which means that a close interaction with businesses (private sector) as well as organisations in the public and civic sector is emphasized. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minimum of 90 credits in Business Administration or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Entrepreneurship. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

For further information about programmes and courses, visit www.Lnu.se


Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design – specialisation Business, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) A programme with an interdisciplinary perspective – combining technology, business administration, and design. The purpose is to enable students to learn from each other’s skills and to increase the students’ ability to engage in various development projects and product development. Achieved skills in project management, process and product development, and business and systems development, will make you an important player in the creation of future society. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in either Business Administration/ Design/Technology, or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: The programme leads to a Master’s Degree in either Technology, Design or Business Administration in accordance with the main field of study to which the student has been accepted. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

International Business Strategy, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) This programme is designed for students seeking management positions working with international strategic challenges. Focus is dedicated to an enhanced ability of understanding how firms can find competitive, dynamic and socially responsible solutions to international competitive challenges. Live case companies play a central role throughout the programme. Students are assigned a live case company. City: Kalmar Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minimum of 90 credits in Business Administration or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits) or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with specialisation in International Business Strategy. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

*Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. **Check the current exchange rate for exact information on tuition fee in euro.

Leadership and Management in International Contexts, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) This is a programme for those who are, or aspire to be, in leading positions within organisations and firms with international operations. On a professional level, the students are trained to cope with the economic globalization, the multicultural alliances and the internationalization of firms. On a personal level, they are trained to become excellent team players and to enhance the strength of their character. City: Kalmar Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or in another Social Science main field of study • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits) or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with specialisation in Leadership and Management. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

Marketing, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) Shorter life cycles and smaller target groups make innovation and international marketing of new products and services dominant cost elements. The roles of marketers are evolving into general management functions and marketers are often recruited to CEO positions; leading to a great demand for this new type of qualified business graduate. The two year programme has a stronger focus on research and can be seen as preparatory for a PhD candidate. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a minimum of 30 credits in Marketing • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Marketing or Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Marketing. Main field of study: Business Administration. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

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Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Tourism and Sustainability, Master Programme

Mathematics and Modelling, Master Programme

Computer Science/IT

Software Technology, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) Are you interested in tourism and sustainable development? Do you want to deepen your knowledge in tourism evaluation and planning in the perspective of sustainability? The programme provides a thorough knowledge of the social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects of tourism. With a clear focus on sustainability it delivers skills in analyzing, planning and evaluating tourism-related activities both on a local and global level. City: Kalmar Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Studies, or other field within Social Science. • English 6 or equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Sustainability. Main field of study: Tourism Studies. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**) The programme will be offered on the condition that the necessary decisions are taken.

Information Systems, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) Information systems offer opportunities for enterprises and for people to communicate, learn, innovate and organize. This programme gives advanced and broad knowledge of the planning, design, use and leadership of information systems in organisations and businesses. It can be studied by distance as well as in Växjö and is open for applicants with different backgrounds, with a common interest in business development. City: Växjö or by distance Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Information Systems. Main field of study: Informatics. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

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120 credits (2 years) Do you want to apply your skills to problem solving and creating new mathematical models? This programme has three specialisations: Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Algebra with Cryptography and Coding, and Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics. You may find work at companies dealing with e.g. image and noise processing, information security, electric power, vehicle production and construction, or at banks and insurance companies. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Computer Science, Economics or the equivalent, including 60 credits in Mathematics. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in Analysis and Mathematical Physics, Algebra with Cryptography and Coding, or Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics. Main field of study: Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**) 60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) ...focuses on development of complex software systems – projects featuring millions of lines of code and advanced techniques such as web services, distributed systems and component-based development. It prepares for a career in software engineering or an academic career. We present the latest tools within software development and often do project work together with industry or research groups. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent, and a solid practical experience of object-oriented programming. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits) with specialisation in Software Technology. Main field of study: Computer Science. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

For further information about programmes and courses, visit www.Lnu.se


Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Social Media and Web Technologies, Master Programme

Peace and Development Work, Master Programme

Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Design

Applied Social Analysis, Master Programme

Design, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) …offers in-depth understanding of online communities and the technical environments in which they interact. You develop the skills required for creating innovative solutions and tools that use web and mobile technologies for supporting these communities. The programme prepares for positions such as web developer, interaction designer, IT strategist or new media editor, as well as for postgraduate studies. City: Växjö or by distance Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Media Technology, Informatics, Computer Science or similar fields (at least 15 credits should be in programming related courses) • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in Social Media and Web Technologies. Main field of study: Media Technology. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

120 credits (2 years) Many of society’s most pressing problems fall far from the boundaries of traditional disciplinary research and require innovative analysis tools. The programme offers a wide-range of methodological training along with the opportunity to specialize in specific societal issues and provides the skills to conduct independent research. Possibilities for future employment include public and private organizations, NGOs, research and higher education institutions. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 90 credits in a Social Science, Psychology or Economics main field of study; students with different curricula can be accepted on an individual basis • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Sociology Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

*Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. **Check the current exchange rate for exact information on tuition fee in euro.

60 credits (1 year) In Peace and Development Work you study the relationship between poverty, conflicts and sustainable development as well as political room for manoeuvre for change. The objective of the programme is to create possibilities for future employment within e.g., civil society and international organisations that deal with peace and development issues. During your studies you have the possibility to work together with an organisation or to conduct a field study in a developing country. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • a minimum of 90 credits in a Social Science, Humanities or Economics main area, including a degree project of at least 15 credits, or the equivalent. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Peace and Development Work. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

120 credits (2 years) A programme with focus on product design in close cooperation with designers, established companies and the community. You will deepen your knowledge of design and design thinking as well as your proficiency to successfully motivate and communicate concepts. You are expected to develop your artistic maturity and a responsible attitude to the design profession, to be well prepared for complex projects on an international market. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • a minimum of 90 credits in Design (including a degree project/independent project comprising at least 15 credits) or the equivalent • approved portfolio as well as a project description • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Fine Arts (120 credits). Tuition fee*: SEK 260,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 27,400**)

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Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design – specialisation Design, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) A programme with an interdisciplinary perspective – combining technology, business administration and design. The purpose is to enable students to learn from each other’s skills and to increase the students’ ability to engage in various development projects and product development. Achieved skills in project management, process and product development and business and systems development will make you an important player in the creation of future society. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in either Business Administration/ Design/Technology, or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: The programme leads to a Master’s Degree in either Technology, Design or Business Administration in accordance with the main field of study to which the student has been accepted. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Health and Behavioural Sciences Psychology, Work and Organisational Psychology, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) The aim of the programme is to give a thorough knowledge of I-O psychology, which includes in-depth theoretical understanding. The students gain insight in recent developments, and a particular focus is on the exciting concept of mindfulness. Relevant sectors after graduation are private and public organisations with advanced investigative tasks of psychosocial personnel matters. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology including 90 credits in Psychology with a degree project of at least 15 credits or the equivalent. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Psychology. Tuition fee*: SEK 85,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 9,000**)

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Natural Sciences Aquatic Ecology, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) The unique combination of new and most exciting research areas in Marine Ecology, Environmental Microbial Ecology and Marine Biotechnology makes this programme truly original. We offer scientific and practical skills in frontier research in the function, diversity and evolution of aquatic organisms and systems, and ecological applications that can offer solutions to complex management of water resources. City: Kalmar Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • 90 credits in Biology/Ecology/Microbiology, including an independent project/degree project worth at least 15 credits or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in Aquatic Ecology. Main field of study: Biology. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Chemistry, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) / 120 credits (2 years) A Master’s Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for PhD studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry. City: Kalmar Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • 90 credits in Chemistry or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits/120 credits). Main field of study: Chemistry. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

For further information about programmes and courses, visit www.Lnu.se


Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Physics, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) The programme is focused on modern physics and opens the possibility for research and development work in the industry as well as for postgraduate studies. During the studies, you work closely with teachers and scientists involved in research projects. You learn to build models, do calculations and make predictions – in short, to solve problems. Parts of the programme may be studied by distance. City: Kalmar or by distance Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics of which at least 30 credits are in modern physics or the equivalent. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Physics. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Technology and Engineering Bioenergy Technology, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) Renewable energy is becoming increasingly important. This programme’s main content is fuel resources and logistics, combustion technology, biogas and gasification technology, and sustainable energy systems. It provides a basis for a career in Master of engineering, e.g. as a process engineer, an environmental auditor or a consultant. The programme is supported by international companies within the sector. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Degree of Bachelor of Science or Technology or the equivalent • Knowledge in Chemistry or Technical Chemistry equivalent to 15 credits • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Bioenergy Technology. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

*Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. **Check the current exchange rate for exact information on tuition fee in euro.

Electrical Engineering, specialisation Signal Processing & Wave Propagation, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) Many technical and industrial applications require knowledge of wave propagation and signal processing, notably wireless communication and antenna and microwave technology. In the second year you can specialize theoretically or study adjacent subjects such as physics or computer science. Advanced industrial work in engineering, e.g. within telecommunications and sensor technology, awaits most graduates. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics or the equivalent. All students must have completed introductory courses in Telecommunications, Electronics, Signals and Systems theory, and Mathematics including multidimensional analysis and transform theory. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) with specialisation in Signal Processing and Wave Propagation. Main field of study: Electrical Engineering. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Forest and Wood Engineering, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) High-tech equipment and a global market require highlytrained professionals. This programme is the result of a cooperation between the university and major national organisations and companies within the forest and wood industry. It prepares for a career as a production leader, product developer, manager or consultant within the wood processing or forestry industry. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Engineering degree or a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry and Wood Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Bioenergy, Building Technology, or the equivalent • Mathematics 22.5 credits or Mathematics 15 credits and Statistics 7.5 credits • Mechanics 7.5 credits • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Forest and Wood Engineering. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

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Programmes

Master Programmes (Second cycle) Innovation through Business, Engineering and Design – specialisation Engineering, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) A programme with an interdisciplinary perspective – combining technology, business administration, and design. The purpose is to enable students to learn from each other’s skills and to increase the students’ ability to engage in various development projects and product development. Achieved skills in project management, process and product development, and business and systems development will make you an important player in the creation of future society. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in either Business Administration/ Design/Technology, or the equivalent • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: The programme leads to a Master’s Degree in either Technology, Design or Business Administration in accordance with the main field of study to which the student has been accepted. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Mechanical Engineering, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) Qualified calculation engineers and designers are attractive in industry. The basis in computational mechanics is provided through courses in multivariate calculus, vector calculus, analysis of structures and structural dynamics. Within the course in product development from a life cycle perspective, you study powerful development tools with specific applications to complex products, functions and systems. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering or the equivalent. This must include a minimum of 7.5 credits in Structural Mechanics or Mechanics of Materials as well as mathematics corresponding to the courses Calculus 1 (7.5 credits) and Vector geometry/Linear algebra (7.5 credits) or the equivalent. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Mechanical Engineering. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

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Renewable Energy, Master Programme

120 credits (2 years) This programme offers a profound knowledge of energy technology and consists of roughly equal parts of the subjects bioenergy and electric power technology. It is focused on renewable energy and prepares for professions such as energy analyst, consulting engineer and renewable energy advisor, as well as for a research career. You gain knowledge of the requirements of and technology for the production of electricity from e.g. biofuel, solar, wind and water energy. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree within Technology or Science, or Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering • At least 15 credits in Energy Technology and/or Electrical Engineering • At least 15 credits in Mathematics • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (120 credits). Main field of study: Energy Technology. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

Structural Engineering, Master Programme

60 credits (1 year) This programme focuses on structural engineering and design, and prepares for work within a growing wood building branch or elsewhere in the building industry. In addition to a thorough theoretical basis, applied projects concerning the development of new products and technology are included. The education benefits greatly by the series of interesting wood building projects that are going on in Växjö. City: Växjö Semester: Autumn Prerequisites: General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements: • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering or the equivalent. This degree must include a minimum of 7.5 credits in Structural Mechanics or Mechanics of Materials as well as mathematics corresponding to the courses Calculus 1 (7.5 credits) and Vector geometry/Linear algebra (7.5 credits) or the equivalent. • English 6 or the equivalent. Degree: Master of Science (60 credits). Main field of study: Civil Engineering. Tuition fee*: SEK 130,000 per academic year (≈ EUR 13,700**)

For further information about programmes and courses, visit www.Lnu.se


Courses

Preparatory English course

Swedish courses

The Preparatory English course is aimed at international students who need to train their oral and written English language proficiency in order to be able to follow academic courses taught in English. Preparatory English course for international students gives eligibility equivalent to English 6 for further studies at Linnaeus University.

All international students will be offered a non-credit Swedish course. Students who wish to improve their Swedish further have the opportunity to study Swedish at basic, intermediate or advanced level up to 90 credits. In the basic courses, students will develop oral and written language skills, as well as basic knowledge about Swedish culture and traditions. On a more advanced level, students will develop their practical skills and expand their theoretical linguistic awareness and proficiency. The majority of the Swedish courses are given part-time and can therefore be combined with other courses. For more information about the Swedish courses, visit www.Lnu.se.

Preparatory English course for international students 30 credits Prerequisites: English 5 (IELTS 5.5) and one full year of university studies. Tuition fee*: SEK 42,500 per semester (≈ EUR 4,500**) The course is given both in the autumn and the spring semester.

Single subject courses Linnaeus University offers around 500 single subject courses in English on both undergraduate and graduate level in the following disciplines. For further information about the courses, visit the website www.Lnu.se. Archaeology

Electrical Engineering

Logistics

Biology

Environmental Technology

Mathematics

Art

Biomedicine

Biotechnology

Building Technology and Civil Engineering Business Administration Chemical Engineering

Comparative Literature

Environmental Science European Studies Forestry

Global Health

Global Studies History

Humanities

Computer and Systems Science

Industrial Economics, Organisation and Management

Computer Science

International Business Management

Computer Engineering Crafts

Innovation Technology

Cultural Studies

Journalism, Communication and Information

Development Studies

Law and Legal Studies

Design

Languages

Ecology

Leadership, Organization and Management

Economics Education

Linguistics

*Tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens. **Check the current exchange rate for exact information on tuition fee in euro.

Marketing

Mechanical Engineering Media

Media and Communication Studies Media Technology Natural Sciences

Nursing Science and Nursing

Peace and Development Studies Physics

Political Science

Religious Studies

Social Science and Behavioural Science

Social Work and Welfare Sport Science Technology

Wood Technology

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Linnaeus University Summer Academy

Study, enjoy the Swedish summer, and grow as a person

Join our Summer Academy

Do you want to explore Sweden and the Swedish education system? Do you want to study abroad and develop your career, network and gain cultural insights together with international and Swedish students? Do you want to enjoy the Swedish summer in one of the most attractive summer cities in the country? Join our Summer Academy in Kalmar! An international, intercultural and interdisciplinary summer academy – unique of its kind in Sweden. The courses within the Summer Academy originate in Swedish culture and an innovative mindset. They are workshop-oriented and have a strong student focus. The courses range from language, human rights and entrepreneurship to outdoor studies, glass design and sustainable development. Courses are offered on undergraduate and graduate level, and run from mid-July to mid-August.

Through our Summer Academy you will get a feeling for what it is like to study at Linnaeus University. You get the opportunity to gain unique academic experience in an intercultural setting, something that will enhance your CV and future career. The combination of lectures and workshops within your own course and weekly interdisciplinary sessions for all participants at the academy, provide opportunities for new contacts and cultural insights – both from other students and from local and global business representatives. An extensive social programme will provide you with a better knowledge about Swedish culture and society, as well as knowledge about the city of Kalmar and its surroundings. It also serves as a great opportunity to get to know fellow students at the Summer Academy. The social programme offers organised day-trips and weekend excursions (for instance, to the island of Öland and to Stockholm, Sweden’s capital), outdoor and sports activities, as well as cultural events. For more information about the Summer Academy and the courses offered in 2016, visit the website www.Lnu.se/summeracademy.

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Linnaeus University Summer Academy

“I really appreciated how the lecturers challenged us with thought-provoking questions, to inspire us and to train our creativity.� Chon Teng Ku, Macau

Application

All applications to Linnaeus University Summer Academy should be made online through www.universityadmissions.se, the website where you also find information on how to apply. The application fee is SEK 900. Your online application should be submitted no later than February 15.

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The Swedish Education System

Swedish university studies Exams take place after each single subject course or module. If taking a full-semester course, you will receive a cumulative grade for the course as well as individual grades for each module.

If you fail an exam, it is possible to re-sit the exam later in the semester, without penalty. Only successfully completed courses or modules are recorded on your transcript. This means

Third cycle 240 c

Second cycle, Master’s Degree (120 credits) A Master’s Degree (120 credits) is awarded after completing 120 credits at second cycle, of which 60 credits must be in the major field of study. The major field of study must also include one independent project of at least 30 credits, or two independent projects of at least 15 credits each. A Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent is required for admission to a master programme.

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“Teachers and students have a very good relationship and students are allowed to share their opinions and discuss with one another.” Masauso Chirwa, Zambia


PhD studies at Linnaeus University

PhD studies at Linnaeus University Research training is pursued at all five faculties at Linnaeus University and leads to a Licentiate or PhD Degree. Doctoral studies are free of fees in Sweden. PhD studies are usually funded through employment as a doctoral student (studentship). You apply directly by looking at vacant jobs on the website of each university. It is also possible to be admitted through other means of funding, for example stipends. Requirements for admittance to doctoral studies These are the basic areas of requirements for admission to doctoral studies: • Eligibility requirements and applicant’s ability • Funding • Resources Eligibility requirements and applicant’s ability The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes are that the applicant: • meets the general entry requirements (second-cycle degree or completed studies comprising at least 240 higher education credits) and specific entry requirements (listed in the subject area’s general syllabus) that the higher education institution has laid down, and • is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme. Funding The following forms of funding may apply to third-cycle education at Linnaeus University: appointment as a doctoral student (with internal/external funding); secondment from an employer other than Linnaeus University; research scholarship/stipend; dedicated resources for lecturers; and self-funding. If an applicant wishes to be admitted with another form of funding than an internally funded doctoral studentship, the feasibility of the funding plan must be assessed. Resources Provided that the school has supervisors, examiners, work space and other necessary resources at hand, an applicant can be admitted to doctoral studies. To get an idea of what resources are available, you should contact the school in charge of the third-cycle subject area. Useful links to additional information on PhD studies in Sweden www.doktorandhandboken.nu/english

Job ads www.academicpositions.se/en/ www.ec.europa.eu/euraxess/ www.universitypositions.eu/

Available doctoral studentships at Linnaeus University: www.Lnu.se under Jobs and vacancies

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Gothenburg Stockholm Växjö Malmö

Kalmar

Close to everything

Kalmar and Växjö are easily reached by car, bus, train or plane, and it is possible to fly direct from Stockholm to both Kalmar and Växjö. There are direct train connections with Stockholm and Copenhagen several times a day.

Estimated travelling time (by train): Copenhagen – Växjö 2.5 hrs / Kalmar 3.5 hrs Stockholm – Växjö 3.5 hrs / Kalmar 4.5 hrs Malmö – Växjö 1.5 hrs / Kalmar 2.5 hrs Gothenburg – Växjö 3 hrs / Kalmar 4 hrs

A modern, international university in the Småland region of Sweden

Contact General questions: E-mail: internationalstudents@lnu.se Admission-related questions: E-mail: admission@lnu.se

Study at Linnaeus University 2016  

Information about student life and Bachelor and Master programmes in English at Linnaeus University.

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