Umeå Institute of Design provides five academic programmes
and a one-year course focusing exclusively on industrial design and
related specializations. Programmes range from Bachelor's to
Master's and Doctoral levels. We offer highly competitive,
professional and international industrial design educational
programmes, supported by exceptional technical facilities and
resources and dedicated faculty and staff.
Umeå Institute of Design is organised as a school/department
within the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå
We run a three-year Industrial Design
Programme leading to a Bachelor's degree worth 180
This programme is run in Swedish, and is open to all Nordic and
international students who understand Swedish and speak Swedish or
a Scandinavian language.
At Master's level, there are three internationally oriented and
specialized two-year programmes leading to a Master's degree
comprising 120 ECTS-credits.
The three disciplines are:
The master programmes are run in English and are open to
international students. Students from the European Union and the
Nordic countries do not pay tuition fees.
Single Subject Courses
Umeå Institute of Design gives a one-year course package, Industrial Design
Intensive on basic level. We also offer a number of shorter single subject courses in
industrial design and related topics, both within other study
programmes at Umeå University and open for all students.
Umeå Institute of Design is one of Sweden's few design education
environments that provides doctoral education in industrial design.
PhD programme is run in English, and is open to international
students with an MA degree in industrial design, or equivalent
competence. PhD students do not pay tuition fees, irrespective of
nationality, but are employed at UID during the course of their
Students from all over the world are currently enrolled in our
Masters programmes and one-year course, creating a unique blend of
creative energy and cross-cultural enrichment. More than half of
the students at UID come from other countries than Sweden.
Currently we have students from around 30 different countries
including Norway, Canada, Denmark, UK, India, Turkey, Japan, New
Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Korea, China, Germany and
Cooperation with industry and society
In all programmes and courses, Umeå Institute of Design
cooperates regularly with a number of companies and organizations
including Saab, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, Nokia, ABB,
Electrolux, Komatsu, Husqvarna and Umeå Municipality, several of
which are also strongly involved with our research programmes.