Master’s Programme in Information Science: Digital Environments

University of Borås
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus

About this program

Master’s Programme in Information Science: Digital Environments

This programme gives you a unique, holistic approach to information science in digital environments. It is a stepping stone towards leadership positions or expert roles and is also intended for those who wish to pursue a doctorate in library and information science or related subjects.

This programme is for those who have a Bachelor’s degree in library and information science, information architecture, archival science, digital humanities, informatics, systems science or related fields. 

Admission requirements

Bachelor’s degree in information science 180 credits, and proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

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Program content

In the programme, you develop your knowledge in the theories and methods of information science. By learning how to handle digital data, from image to text, and to evaluate data structures that transform data into information, theories translate into practice. During your final year, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a larger context, from a focus on individual users to the significance of digitalisation for organisations and for a democratic society.

The programme will include courses in datalogical thinking, research methods, multimodality, open data as an arena for information creation, data strategies for organisations, and critical perspectives on a society steeped in data.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

This programme is full-time, mostly remote (with only a few meetings in Borås, which are not compulsory) and is given in English. You will study with students from all over the world.


  • 46 450 SEK first payment.
  • 185 800 SEK full tuition fee
  • EU / EEA citizens and exchange students are not required to pay fees. *


After completing the education corresponding to the requirements in this education plan, the student can, upon application to the university, receive the following degree: Master of Science with a major in Information Science

The diploma is bilingual (Swedish/English). The Diploma Supplement (English) accompanies the diploma. Degree certificates are issued upon application on a special form.

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University of Borås

The University of Borås fosters learning, knowledge, and innovation of high quality in an international setting and with significant social relevance. We work together here – for the future and to make a difference! The University of Borås has around...

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Why study at University of Borås

  • Student City of the Year

    We were named Student City of the Year for Sweden 2020/2021!
  • Nine out of 10 students from the University of Borås are employed within six months of graduation!

    Alumni also find that their educations are useful in their professions.

  • Sustainable Development

    The university has a strong sustainability profile and all activities are based on Agenda 2030. In your studies, you are encouraged to think from a sustainability perspective.
  • Close contact with teachers

    Our students experience that it is easy to get in touch with and get help from teachers if a problem should arise during their studies. Our teachers are here for you!

Contact info

University of Borås

Allégatan 1
501 90 Borås

Phone no: +464354000

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