Linköping University (LiU) is one of Sweden’s larger academic institutions and among those that offer the largest number of professional degree programmes, in fields such as medicine, education, business, economics and engineering. Research is conducted within a variety of disciplines, with strong internationally recognised research environments, e.g. materials science, information technology and disability studies.
Since gaining university status in 1975 (and before that, too), LiU has worked with innovation in education and research. For example we were first in Sweden to introduce interdisciplinary thematic research, problem-based learning (PBL), graduate schools and several innovative study programmes.
Linköping University (LiU) is a unique organization that differs from traditional academic organizations that have served as a model for most European universities. Instead of being divided into separate faculties of humanities, social sciences, philosophy etc, Linköping University encompasses four faculties:
- Faculty of Science and Engineering / Institute of Technology
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Educational Sciences
- Faculty of Arts & Sciences, which stretches over such diverse disciplines as social anthropology, history of literature, political science, and political economy
Linköping University carries out research and education in the areas of humanities, medicine and nursing, social and behavioural sciences, technology and natural sciences and educational sciences. A cross-subject, interdisciplinary perspective characterises our research.
Master's studies at Linköping University
Linköping University is a research-based university with excellence in education. International rankings, such as Times Higher Education top 150 universities under 50, have placed Linköping University among top higher education institutions in the world.
Studying at Linköping University means student-centred learning, an interdisciplinary approach and close collaboration with the business world. It also means high student satisfaction, as the International Student Barometer - the world's largest survey comparing graduate schools, institutes of higher education and universities - showed in the past few years.
Our international master’s programmes equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary in today’s competitive job market. Whether you choose academia or the industry, a master's from Linköping University is a big step in the right direction for your future career. Read more about each programme and decide which one is best for you.
Single-subject Courses at Linköping University
We have a wide range of courses taught in English, covering various fields of studies. Take a look at the courses offered by each faculty and find the ones that are best for you. Application deadlines are 15 April for the autumn semester and Academic year, and 15 October for the spring semester.
PhD studies at Linköping University
Linköping University has created a name for itself by focussing on interdisciplinary research, achieving excellence in scientific training and initiating Sweden’s first graduate schools. Linköping University has approximately 1,300 PhD students.
PhD studies are offered in about 100 disciplinary areas within 14 departments and a number of interdisciplinary graduate schools.