Linkoping University Italy

Linkoping University Italy

Studying at Linkoping University means student centred learning and high quality teaching. Student labs and other facilities are at the highest international standards, and this claim has been supported by the results of the International Student Barometer 2011. Our students are very much appreciated by trade and industry as well as the society at large. More than 85% of all students gained permanent employment within a year of graduating.

The majority of our master’s programs are international and therefore taught in English. Most bachelor’s programs are taught in Swedish but there are several courses in English available for exchange students and free movers.

Linkoping University offers a wide range of programs and courses in english within the following main areas :

  • Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

1. Master’s studies at Linkoping University

Linkoping University is a research based university known for excellence in education. A master’s program at Linkoping University provides all the necessary knowledge and tools for a successful professional career.

Linkoping University offers :

a. High Quality Teaching

High quality teaching informal student centred learning environment supported by state of the art facilities that include labs, computers and other tools. This claim has been supported by the results of the International Student Barometer 2011.

b. Interdisciplinary Approach in Education and Research

Interdisciplinary approach in education and research, for example medicine and engineering or integrating economics, law and languages.

c. Close Dialogue with Industry and Society

Close dialogue with industry and society that ensures that our education remains relevant and highly attractive to employers. More than 85% of all students gained permanent employment one year after graduation.

d. Research That Makes a Difference

Interdisciplinary approach and specialization have become the cornerstones for world class research environments. The result is the development of Centres of Excellence and spin off companies, such as the Centre for Medical Image Science and Visualization and even companies working in the field of automatic control.

2. Master Studies

Master’s degree programs 2013 – 2014

Linkoping University offers master’s programs with significant research elements, which are achieved by completing a thesis project. Most programs are two years, 120 credits, however there are some exceptions. One week of full time study is equivalent to 1,5 credits.

In addition to the master’s programs, there are a variety of single subject master’s courses, mainly within fields of Humanities, Business Administration, Educational Sciences and Health Sciences.

Subject areas

  • Engineering and Computer Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Education
  • Social Sciences and Humanities

a. Engineering and Computer Sciences

  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Aeronautical Engineering ( more information coming soon )
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communication Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Electronics Engineering ( more information coming soon )
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Intelligent Transport Systems and Logistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Statistics and Data Mining
  • Wireless Networks and Electronics

b. Environmental Studies

  • Ecology and the Environment
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Science for Sustainable Development

c. Natural Sciences

  • Applied Ethology and Animal Biology
  • Experimental and Medical Biosciences
  • Materials Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Organic Synthesis/Medicinal Chemistry

d. Education

  • Adult Learning and Global Change  (one year )
  • Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life ( one year )

e. Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Applied Ethics ( one year )
  • Business Administration  Strategy and Management in International Organisations
  • International and European Relations
  • Gender studies – Intersectionality and Change  (one / two years )

3. Master’s level courses in English 2012 – 2013

  • The following overview shows all subject areas with master’s level courses taught in English.
  • Individual courses can be attended, but courses taught in English cannot be combined to form a final degree at Linkoping University.
  • One week of full time studies corresponds with 1,5 credits and a 20 week academic semester to 30 credits.

Subject areas

  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Business Studies
  • Education, School and Children
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Interdisciplinary – Child Studies, Health and Society
  • Language Studies and Literature
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Pedagogics, Working Life and Education
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology

4. Exchange students at Linkoping University

Each year, one thousand students take the opportunity to study abroad as an exchange student at Linkoping University. A host of opportunities and new experiences awaits you, whether it is visualizing climate change, the art of leadership or medical genetics.

Application deadlines are 15 April for Autumn semester courses and 15 October for Spring semester courses.

5. Doctoral studies at Linkoping University

Linkoping University ( LiU ) has created a name for itself by focussing on interdisciplinary research and pioneering work on achieving excellence in scientific training and initiating Sweden’s first graduate schools. LiU has approximately 1,300 PhD students.

Doctoral studies are offered in some 100 disciplinary areas within 14 departments and a number of interdisciplinary graduate schools. These schools are the collaborative efforts of several departments or disciplinary areas.

  • Departments at Linkoping University
  • Academic disciplines at Linkoping University

At the doctoral level, the third level of studies, students are eligible for a licentiate degree after two years of research, and a doctorate after four years of research :

Degree of Licentiate :  Requires at least 120 credits including a dissertation of at least 60 credits.

Degree of Doctor : Requires 240 higher education credits including a dissertation of at least 120 credits. The dissertation must be defended publicly.

General requirements and enrolment

General requirements for the third level are :

  • A second level degree, or
  • At least 240 credits of a completed course, of which 60 credits are at second level, or
  • Equivalent level of knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad

Students considering doctoral studies or research training at Linkoping University should contact the appropriate faculty :

  • Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Research at the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Educational Sciences
  • Doctoral studies at the Institute of Technology
  • Undergraduate studies at Linkoping University

6. Undergraduate studies at Linkoping University

Being innovative and offering knowledge truly in demand has been the guiding star of Linkoping University ever since the start in the late 60’s.

Education, research and PhD training are the mission of four faculties : Arts and Sciences. Educational Sciences, Health Sciences and the Institute of Technology.

a. Courses in English

Courses ( single subject of self contained ) in English are offered for exchange students and free mover students.

Exchange students should visit www.liu.se/education/exchange.

b. Courses in Swedish

Courses in Swedish are offered within a variety of study fields.

c. Programs in Swedish

Most of the full study programs at Linkoping University give degrees that qualify for a profession.

d. Qualifying Course in Swedish

The Qualifying Course in Swedish is an intensive, full time course designed to give the general requirements in Swedish language for university studies at Linkoping University.

7. Undergraduate level courses in English 2013 – 2014

The following overview shows all subject areas with undergraduate courses taught in English available for free mover students.

Individual courses can be attended, but courses taught in English cannot be combined to form a final degree at Linkoping University.

One week of full time studies corresponds to 1,5 credits and a 20 week academic semester to 30 credits.

Exchange students should visit www.liu.se/utbildning/exchange students for more information about courses.

Subject areas

  • Arts, Culture and Media
  • Business Studies
  • Communication
  • Education, School and Children
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • Language Studies and Literature
  • Pedagogics, Working Life and Education
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Society and Culture

8. Single subject courses in Swedish

Linkoping University offers approximately 500 single subject courses taught in Swedish, most of them at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Students applying for courses in Swedish must fulfil the general admission requirements, the specific admission requirements and the language requirements in Swedish in order to be admitted. For further information follow the links on the left hand menu.

The extent of a course is measured in credits. 1,5 credits correspond to one week’s full time study. An academic year consists of 60 points, and is divided into an autumn semester and a spring semester.

a. Single subject courses ( presentation in Swedish )

Subject areas

Single subject courses within the subject areas presented below can be studied at first level ( 1-90 credits ) and second level ( 91-120 credits ).

Arts

  • Courses taught include Drama communication, Design, Music.

Art, culture and media

  • Courses include History of art, Visual culture, Media and communication studies.

Biology

  • Courses include Biology, Animal behaviour, Faunistics & floristics, Genetics – gene technology – gene ethics.

Chemistry

  • Courses include Forensic science – chemistry branch, Chemistry.

Comparative literature

  • Courses include Comparative literature, Creative writing.

Computer Science, Informatics

  • Courses include Computer security, Geographical information systems, Pragmatic programming, Computer game invention and design.

Economics and Entrepreneurship

  • Courses include Business administration, Political economics, Economic history

Environment

  • Courses include Management of environmental problems from an international perspective, Measuring environmental pollution, Sustainable development in the global context.

Gender studies

  • Courses include Gender studies, Research into masculinities, Gender and religion.

Geography

  • Courses include Geography, Human and social geography, Globalization and development.

History

  • Courses include History, Local history, History of sports.

Interdisciplinary course

  • Courses include Narratives and storytelling, Aging and later life, Food and culture.

IT Education

  • Courses include Distance education, Fundamental education and didactics, Information literacy for distance educators.

Languages

  • Courses include English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Swedish for foreign students, Latin and Rhetoric.

Law

  • Courses include Commercial law, Criminal law and Labour law.

Learning, School and Children

  • Courses include Outdoor education, Learning based on the arts of the 9 muses, Group processes.

Mathematics and statistics

  • Courses include Mathematics, Statistics, Time series analysis.

Pedagogics

  • Courses include Education, Work-based education and Training, Intercultural pedagogy.

Philosophy

  • Courses include Practical philosophy and Theoretical philosophy.

Physics

  • Courses include Biosensor technology, Introduction to quantum computers, Planets, stars and galaxies.

Political science

  • Courses include Political science, European political integration.

Psychology

  • Courses include Psychology, Psychotherapy.

Religious studies and ethics

  • Courses include Religious studies, ethics, bioethics.

Social anthropology

  • Courses include Social anthropology, Ethnicity and migration, Man’s place on earth from social anthropological perspectives.

Society and culture

  • Courses include Asian studies, Russia and Europe, Sweden – language, culture and society.

Sociology, leadership and personnel management

  • Courses include Sociology, Behavioural science, Strategic personnel management.

Special education

  • Introductory and in service courses in Special education.

Technology

  • Courses include Switching circuits and logical design, Electrical engineering, Safety in hospitals, Semiconductors in everyday life.

Tourism and cultural heritage

  • Courses include Tourism its nature and culture and Tourism analysis.

b. Study programs taught in Swedish

All undergraduate programs at Linkoping University are taught in Swedish. Studying a complete program  thus requires written and oral fluency in that language. Applicants must also satisfy the general admission requirements and the specific requirements of each program.

The extent of a study program is from two up to five and a half years and is measured in credits. 1,5 credits correspond to one week’s full time study and 60 credits to one academic year of full time studies. The academic year is divided into an autumn semester and a spring semester.

Students who wish to study Swedish in order to satisfy the language requirement for studies in one of the study programmes at Linkoping University, may apply for the Qualifying Course in Swedish.

c. Qualifying Course in Swedish

College Course in Swedish

The Qualifying Course in Swedish is intended for non Swedish speaking students who plan to study at Linköping University. It is an intensive, one-year and full-time course, designed to give the general requirements in Swedish and civics for university studies.

The course is open for :

  • Nordic and EU / EEA citizens or long term residents
  • Citizens / residents outside EU / EEA
  • Semester 2 for Swedish speaking students, information in Swedish

Contacts of Linkoping University Italy

Location : Linkoping University, Via Nomentana, 335 Rome – 00162, Italy,
Contact No. : 011+39 06 85370911, 011+39 06 85370919,
Email : info@unilink.it