|Study location||Latvia, Finland, Estonia|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MA & MA & MDes (Multiple degree: Master of Arts (Art and Design) by the University of Lapland, Master of Design by the Art Academy of Latvia, Master of Arts by the Estonian Academy of Arts, and a joint diploma supplement.)|
|Accreditation||Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters|
|Tuition fee||€8,000 per year
For students not awarded scholarships, self-funded study is an option:
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS credits or a second-level professional higher education diploma (LQF/EQF level 6-7) in Arts and Humanities; Social Sciences, Journalism and Information; Business, Administration and Law or Information and Communication Technologies.
Requirements All documents and application components must be submitted in English.
All documents and application components must be submitted in English.
To meet the language requirements, you must provide the results of one of the internationally recognized tests (see below). Alternatively, if your previous Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral studies were conducted in English, you are exempt from the language certificate requirement. In this case, your diploma transcript should clearly indicate that your studies were carried out in English. Alternatively, you must supply an official letter from your previous educational institution confirming that all your studies were conducted in English (with English as the medium of instruction).
SDSI accepts the following internationally recognized language tests:
Service Design Strategies and Innovations (SDSI) is a new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree in Northern Europe with a focus on service design, management and leadership. We will help you become a versatile service innovator who can enable change in public and private organisations through strategic design, management and creative leadership.
30-35 students will be admitted to the programme annually, enabling individual and personalised approaches to the study process and providing close networking among students and teaching personnel.
Graduates will be awarded with a Master’s triple degree, one from the Art Academy of Latvia, one from the University of Lapland and one from the Estonian Academy of Arts. SDSI has strong connections to industry, ensuring research, design and testing opportunities with real industry partners on study topics and projects in Latvia, Finland and Estonia.
We will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be prepared for an uncertain future. You will know how to identify and satisfy unmet needs in a wide range of sectors, such as health care, transportation, education, finance and retail. You will execute leadership roles in organisations in the private and public sectors, spearheading change processes, envisioning the future, managing multidisciplinary teams and overcoming innovation roadblocks.
Upon graduation, you will:
- Become a versatile professional with an agile mindset.
- Transform existing service design concepts by integrating research-based user needs and organisational strategies.
- Apply holistic approaches and user-centred design principles.
- Understand social, economic, and technological contexts in which private and public services function.
- Be an organisational change facilitator.
- Have grown into leadership roles through experience.