Master of Science Program in Informatics - FAQ

60 ECTS or 120 ECTS
Degree - please notice that the one-year-version leads to a degree comparable to a Swedish "magisterexamen", a "Degree of Master (60 credit points)". The two-years-version leads to a "Degree of Master (120 credit points)".


 

INTAKE FOR 2012 IS CANCELLED

Please note:

The distance based master programmes in informatics which we have offered since 2007 have been based on a unique collaboration between a number of teachers/researchers located at different universities in Sweden. The situation for such national collaboration around higher distance based education has changed during the last two years in Sweden, which has motivated a major revision of the informatics programmes. They will not be offered in their current form in future. We are now working hard to be sure that as many students as possible are given the opportunity to finish their Master's program and get a Master's Degree during the near future. As many students are studying part time, the final semester of the two-year master programme, studied at half speed, will be spring 2014. During 2012-2014, most of the courses offered will be different than the ones offered previous years.

If you have unfinished assignments on the informatics courses which were run by University West during 2007-2012, and if you intend to finish the assignments and apply for your Master's Degree, please note that there are 4 more opportunities to hand in assignments on the old courses.

 The deadlines for handing in such assignments are as follows: November 1st, 2012, December 1st, 2012, February 1st, 2013 and March 1st, 2013. After this, it will no longer be possible to hand in any assignments and you will thus not be able to get credit for work already done on these courses.

 If you plan to finish old assignments on these courses before the final deadline of March 1s,t 2013, please DO NOT submit the assignments in It's Learning. Instead, please use the following e-mail address to Per Flensburg: pf@flensburgs.net who will use this address exclusively for such late hand-ins.

NOTE: Alternative courses will be offered for those students who have not had the opportunity to take all of the courses previously offered by University West. Since there are a limited number of places on these alternative courses, those students who have managed to study at half speed or more will be given priority. Please contact master.informatics@bth.se in order to sign up for the waiting list and to get an individual study plan set up for your remaining courses in order to finish your master's degree in informatics at BTH.

Regards,
The Teachers´ Team for the Master of Informatics programmes

 

Autumn 2012:
Program Start: September 3rd, 2012

Program End: June 9th, 2013 (the 1-year-program) and June 8th, 2014 (the 2-year program)

Rate of Studies: Full time (Note: it is possible to study these programs on a part-time basis; in order for the Head of Informatics Programs to keep track of number of expected students on each course, students who wish to study part-time will be required to set up an individual study plan which will be revised once per term).
Type of Program: Master's level
Language of Instruction: English
Campus: Distance education - the program is offered via the Internet

Apply / Courses / Requirements / Management / Degree / FAQ 

The education fulfils the goals set by the Swedish Higher Education Act.

Introduction

The Master of Informatics program exists in two versions, one that is 60 ECTS credit points (1 year) and one that is 120 ECTS credit points (2 years), if they are studied at full speed. If the student wants to receive an international Masters degree the student has to choose the two-year-version. Students who apply to and complete the one-year Informatics program are eligible to apply for the second year of the Master of Informatics program, if they wish to continue studying after finishing the one-year-program.

1 Year

This is a one year Master of Informatics program which is offered entirely as distance education. The education language for this program is English. The Master of Informatics is a multidisciplinary program. It combines perspectives focusing on the social construction of technology in design and use with perspectives focusing on software engineering and ICT product design processes, and brings these perspectives together in exploring issues of relevance for theory and practice concerning ICT design. Through individual field studies of design practice and ICT in use, these different perspectives are combined, explored and forged into a broader and deeper understanding of ICT as part of everyday life and society.

2 Years

This is a two-year Master of Informatics program which is offered entirely as distance education. The education language for this program is English.

The Master of Informatics is a multidisciplinary program. It combines perspectives focusing on the social construction of technology in design and use with perspectives focusing on software engineering and ICT product design processes, and brings these perspectives together in exploring issues of relevance for theory and practice concerning ICT design. Through individual field studies of design practice and ICT in use, these different perspectives are combined, explored and forged into a broader and deeper understanding of ICT as part of everyday life and society.

Aim

The aim of the program is dual: to prepare students for an international research career as well as for future work in the area of design and development of ICT.

Contents

The Master of Informatics program has its roots in the Scandinavian tradition of participatory design of technology, and has been developed within a pedagogical framework of work-integrated learning. An important feature of the program is therefore a series of project-oriented courses where the students are expected to do fieldwork and various forms of prototyping in connection with one or more work places, where theories and methods can be tested and contested. The aim is to provide opportunities for experiences which are relevant for future research, work and development of ICT in a multi-disciplinary context. Teaching is carried out in the form of video-recorded and/or mp3 transmitted lectures, and seminars, discussions and supervision offered via the Internet. The students are expected to be able to work both individually and in groups, depending on the type of assignments within each course. Group assignments are normally carried out by cooperating at a distance through the digital learning platform and other available supportive technologies. Individual and group experiences of computer support for cooperative work, gained in this way during different courses, are reflected on within the framework of the education, and may thus offer inspiration for further research as well as future development projects.

For more information about the Master of Informatics programs, please check the links provided above concerning how to apply, courses, requirements, management, degree and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). If you do not find answers to your questions there, you are welcome to send an e-mail to master.informatics@bth.se 

Below are links to last year's welcome letters. New Welcome letters for 2012 will be published during the spring of 2012. Please note that starting in the autumn 2012 Blekinge Institute of Technology will be taking over most of the courses on the program. Minor changes in the program information and course plans for the education may occur, and these will be published during the spring 2012.

Link to information and welcome letter, M.Sc. in Informatics 120 ects, start autumn 2011

Link to information and welcome letter, M.Sc. in Informatics 60 ects, start autumn 2011

Link to information and welcome letter for students starting on their second year, autumn 2011 

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