Master´s Programme in Open eGovernment
120 credits cr.
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The programme provides you with the planning, management and technical skills necessary to lead and transform public organisations to be open, inclusive, innovative, flexible and effective using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
You will be provided in-depth knowledge, including theories and practices, in areas such as e-service design and innovation, e-democracy, e-governance, requirement engineering, business process management and improvement. As well as security and privacy in e-Government, ICT architecture, ICT system integration, and project and change management. We have a specific focus on business intelligence, decision support systems, and open and big data management for e-Government.
The master programme promotes a new role needed in public organisations, an e-Government architect, a role that has the knowledge and skills necessary to drive ICT enabled changes in the public sector. An e-Government architect combines knowledge about democratic processes, citizen service and public administration with skills in designing effective ICT systems and e-services for e-Government.
The master programme is inspired by the Swedish democratic model as well as models in the area of e-Government developed in Europe and the rest of the world.
You will find detailed course information, list of course literature, schedule and start date on the course information page at "Courses and timetables". Select semester in the drop-down menu and search by course name.
Courses and timetables
The Master's Programme in Open e-Government is comprised of business and technology courses, all given as distance courses. Our programme curriculum is designed to propel you along a successful career path in the area of e-Government.
The semester starts with two different alternatives depending on your background.
For students that do not have 90 credits in computer and system sciences, informatics or equivalent.
For students that have 90 credits in computer and system sciences, informatics or equivalent.
For all students
Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits
Mandatory courses 2 x 7,5 credits
Elective corses 2 x 7,5 credits
Two from the following three courses:
Mandatory courses 4 x 7,5 credits
Research Methodology for Computer and Systems Sciences 7,5 credits
Open and Big Data Management 7,5 credits
Citizen Centric Service Design and IT Architecture 7,5 credits
Business Process and Case Management 7,5 credits
How to apply
This program starts each autumn semester.
Please note that it is only possible to apply for this programme in the first admission round (mid-October to mid-January). The programme does not open for admission in the second admission round.
Find answers to the most common questions regarding application, requirements and study format (distance or campus). FAQ Master's programmes
Selection processAdditional eligibility criteria
The selection of students is based on grades of academic courses.
This means that you don’t have to submit recommendation letters or motivation letter when applying to this specific programme.
Find the degree awarded for this programme in the syllabus, either in the right sidebar (desktop) or below (mobile device).
Please note that a student can only be awarded one bachelor’s degree, one master’s degree (60 credits) and one master’s degree (120 credits) within a specific main field of study.
Graduates will find positions as enterprise and IT architects, project managers and change agents in public organisations as well as private and non-governmental organisations working within the area of e-Government. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.