Listing 9 programmes in autumn 2020
Strategic Communication is a programme designed for students with different subject backgrounds within the wide field of communication. Bringing together different skills, students develop a critical understanding of, and competence to implement, strategic communication. By strategic communication we mean professional communication aimed at satisfying long-term organisational and community goals.Strategic Communication is designed to produce skills required in the modern communications environment, which demands flexible critical skills and a mastery of strategic storytelling, content production and visual design. It offers core skills that are transferable across the employment sector: sound research practice; clear and effective writing; critical thinking; a good understanding of design; deep understanding of how to use the web and social media for strategic purposes; and communicating with niche groups/markets.The programme is comprised of two interrelated strands which run over the two semesters, one oriented to research and critical thinking, the other to building a portfolio of flexible interlocking practical skills. Much of the teaching is based on a flipped classroom method using video lectures, project-based work, individual preparation and tutoring tailored for each student's knowledge and experience. You will also develop skills in content production. During the first half of the semester, we develop efficient use of language, images, and design. During the second half of the semester we continue with audio and video production along with scriptwriting.During the first semester, you will develop an understanding of concepts in strategic communication such as PR, corporate communication, brand management, and political communication. The communications industry is changing in such a way that marketing and PR are increasingly integrated, the use of digital storytelling and moving images grows, and new roles are introduced. The changes require new kinds of thinking and brings at the same time exciting possibilities for those equipped with the knowledge to take advantage. In the second semester, students carry out a research project that concerns the communication of one or several organisations. There will be classes on research methods and how these should be applied. During this semester, practical skill development moves on to web-design and online layout, and several skills and modes of communication are integrated in a project.Throughout the programme, students work individually, in pairs, as well as part of a team both when carrying out research and when doing content production. All skills are assessed formally although important principles for this programme include creative learning through "trial and error", independence and responsibility.The language of instruction is English and applicants need to be proficient in the English language to be eligible for admission.
The programme provides thorough knowledge on physiological aspects related to cardiovascular, metabolic, muscular and cellular adaptations to acute and long-term exercise. It provides theoretical and practical knowledge on current physiological, histological and biochemical methods used in the field of sports physiology and medicine. The programme also provides transferable skills, including training in manuscript and research proposal writing and in oral scientific presentations.Part of the programme is carried out in cooperation with the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) in Oslo. This international collaboration further reinforces the scientific quality of this Master's programme and offers the students the possibility to address a broad range of current research issues in the field of exercise physiology and sports medicine.All courses are taught in English.
Environmental forensics is a multidisciplinary science combining various disciplines for an increased knowledge on chemicals released into the environment and their effects on human and environmental health. The Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics (MSc) offers a broad education in close connection to research related to chemical safety, health and the environment. This education gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a sustainable society.The programme offers insight into several disciplines including (bio)analytical and environmental analysis, in order to characterise the source and amount of chemical contaminants in the environment as well as describe their history. To facilitate a broad understanding in environmental forensics, the master programme includes a wide range of sciences, focusing on environmental chemistry, field sampling, human and environmental health, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical methods and chemometrics. The education ensure students gain practical field experience, studying real-life cases adopted from industry and research projects. The programme uses problem based learning (PBL) to encourage active learning and to develop problem solving abilities and good communication skills. Year one covers distribution of environmental pollutants, environmental toxicology, human exposure, chemical and bioanalytical methods, and advanced statistics. Year two includes chemical safety, risk assessment, green chemistry and global sustainability followed by a project work in a research group and/or with industry.
In today's complex environments, safeguarding an organisation's information assets is difficult and requires more than solely technical skills. In order to facilitate a broad understanding of the field, our programme includes courses considering organisational, social and technical aspects of information security.During the first year, students will gain a broad understanding of information security and develop advanced knowledge and skills within information security management. The second year aims to develop advanced knowledge and skills in research and investigation. Students will learn how to develop and communicate knowledge within the field of study as well as increase their degree of reflection on research and practice within the field. Teaching is based on case-based learning and flipped classroom pedagogy. These pedagogical methods encourage students to active learning and to develop their problem-solving skills which are necessary to address the complexity of information security management in organisations. By working with cases developed in collaboration with our industry partners, the students gain a deeper understanding and practical field experience.
The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our society, which needs to be seriously addressed by government and public administration. The programme is a cooperation between human geography, political science and sociology and is a one-year Master's programme of 60 credits.The first semester, you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge, and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You will develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen, as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all.You will also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can, and ought to, mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analysed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematise theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. The methods of instruction are varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning (PBL).During the second semester, you choose between three courses that are focused on sustainable development with a specialisation in either human geography, political science or sociology. These three courses start with a joint course module in method and analysis, which develops your insights and skills in methods and analyses of particular relevance to sustainable development. You practise your abilities and skills in operationalising by working with different sustainability indicators and by working creatively to develop new, alternative indicators. You will also have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and abilities in traditional field studies. In addition, you will acquire knowledge and skills in forward-looking studies, like scenario techniques and prognosis. The second semester ends with thematic studies and an independent project.
The Master's program in statistics provides in-depth and broad theoretical knowledge, focused on applications and practical usage of statistical theory and methodology. It prepares you to take on an essential role in statistical modelling and design, and for making own methodological contributions. Would you like to do research in statistics? Then this programme is set up for you!Education is in English and the program attracts students from several parts of the world, all with a common focus on the statistics profession. Our teachers also have extensive work experience and network contacts.As one out of only two universities in the Nordic countries, Örebro University offers a European Master in Official Statistics (EMOS) accredited by Eurostat - the statistical office of the European Union. The EMOS option includes a 15 credits internship at a statistical authority and qualifies you for an international career in official statistics.Communication and collaboration are emphasized, to prepare students for identifying an organization's information needs and the conditions for the statistical survey or analysis, and to clearly communicate the chosen approach and the results.The knowledge you gain in for example survey methods and econometrics, are relevant to emerging areas such as data science and integration, big data and statistical learning, as well as others where proficient statisticians are required. Applications are often related to economics and other social sciences.The Master's program is divided into four semesters. The first semester begins with courses in mathematics and statistical theory. The second semester consists of two courses in econometrics, two courses on theory and methodology for survey sampling, and courses in computer-intensive methods and Bayesian statistics. During the second year, you will write two theses of 15 credits each. In addition, you have 30 optional credits, of which 15 credits internship is an option within the EMOS-track
In this programme, you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in social analysis. Through developing advanced methodological and analytical knowledge and skills, you will be able to study many important contemporary global and local social problems and risks. You will acquire knowledge of construction of social problems, and gain insight into and develop knowledge and reflexive skills with regard to the construction and perception of social problems, as well as to the way in which scientific problems relate to various social issues. The role of social science in society is discussed and your studies will contribute to an understanding of the possibilities and limitations in terms of resolving or dealing with various social problems.Moreover, the programme provides advanced training in the relationship between methodology and research design, as well as in how to conduct and evaluate analysis in research. During the first semester, you will also learn how to conduct a literature review of a research field of your choice and you will develop your scientific and popular science writing skills. During the second and final semester, you will write a Master's thesis (independent project) of 30 credits, in one of the following subjects: gender studies, human geography, media and communication studies, political science or sociology.
The International MSc programme in Robotics and Intelligent Systems gives you a computer science degree at the cutting edge of today’s research in AI and smart robots. Within the programme, you will learn (among other things) about the methods used by autonomous vehicles to know where they are, how the navigation software in your phone finds the best route, and the sensors that robots and intelligent systems use to perceive the world, as well as machine learning methods used by computers to make difficult choices or learn to recognise the patterns around them.The first year is centred around a ”raise your robot” theme. From day 1, you get access to a robot kit, which you will give more and more skills as the courses within the programme progress.The programme is embedded in Örebro University's Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS), which is one of Sweden's largest academic research centres in robotics and intelligent systems. Upon graduation, you will be able to work with advanced technologies such as autonomous vehicles, decision support systems for the industry, sensor systems, and in-home service robots. Our graduates have gone on to work at places as varied as MathWorks (mathematical computing software), DICE (video game developer) and Epiroc (advanced mining vehicles), and many have pursued a scientific research career.
The Master’s programme in Experimental Medicine gives you a broad insight into general aspects that affect public health in today’s society. The main focus of the programme is on inflammatory mechanisms and their implication for public health, as many of the common diseases worldwide share an inflammation process as a common denominator. You will gain knowledge and skills in modern experimental medical and laboratory science, as well as in-depth knowledge of cell biology, immunology, human genetics and bioinformatics, and translational medicine. This MSc programme is research preparatory and the Master’s degree provides you with a platform for research and development, and prepares you for an international career in academia, industry, government and healthcare. Teaching on the Master’s programme is interactive with an active dialogue between teachers and students. Your teachers are active researchers, who take their current research into the classroom. The programme focuses on the application of theoretical knowledge as well as individual practical skills in order to translate theory into a contextual understanding of experimental medicine and the profile specialisation of your choice. The programme is offered by the School of Medical Sciences and the language of instruction is English.During the second year of the MSc programme, you select one of three profiles hosted by well-established research environments at the School of Medical Sciences: Cardiovascular Research Centre, Inflammatory Response and Infection Susceptibility Centre (iRiSC) and Nutrition-Gut-Brain Interactions Research Centre (NGBI). In addition to specific course work within your profile, you will conduct a comprehensive individual MSc degree project in a profile-specific topic of your choice. As a student on the Master’s Programme in Experimental Medicine, you are offered a personal mentoring programme. This is designed to help you progress throughout the programme, in terms of defining current and future goals, prospects, and career planning.