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Application procedure

Applying to the MSc Programme (60 ECTS) in Human Factors and Systems Safety is a two-stage process. Step 1 is the actual application to the programme. Step one includes providing personal data of the applicant, the submission of a personal letter and CV, as well as the approval of the applicant's line manager.

Step 2 is where you validate your previous education credentials in order to be able to graduate with a MSc degree upon finishing your studies with us.

Please note that it is possible to take this programme without a previous BSc degree, however then also without being able to graduate with a formal MSc degree. If you are applying without having a previous BSc degree you will not have to go through step 2.

Application form

In order to apply for the MSc Programme (60 ECTS) in Human Factors and Systems Safety, please fill out the the application form on and follow the instructions. The online application also includes the submission of a personal letter and CV of the applicant. Following the submission of your application your manager will also get an email requiring her or him to approve your application.

Application deadline

The deadline for application is October 15.

Purchase order

To fulfill the application process, your company needs to issue a purchase order for the first academic year adressed to:

Lund University Commissioned Education
Att: Anders Dackehed
Box 117
221 00 Lund
(VAT-number: SE202100321101).

You can also e-mail the purchase order to: The purchase order should include the following:

  • Your company's invoice address
  • Contact person with phone number and email address
  • Specification of the first year tuition fee.
  • A purchase order number for our reference when sending the invoice to you 

Validating your previous higher education credentials is important if you want to graduate from Lund University with a formal MSc (60 ECTS) degree. This process takes place outside of the Lund University structure and is managed by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. 

In order to validate your education credentials, you will need to create an account at Having done so, the specific page for submitting your documents is now available from this link (external page).

Please note: 

  • This is a formal process in which you are required to document your eligibility in different ways depending on in which country your previous academic degree was issued. Formal mistakes in the process might lead to delays in getting your documents validated. Detailed instructions of what documents to submit - on
  • If your education credentials are evaluated and found to not make you eligible to receive a MSc degree you can still take our programme. However, you will be issued a course testimony rather than a formal MSc degree upon finishing.
  • If the documents you provide are not sufficient to prove you eligible to receive a MSc degree you will be able to submit additional documents at a later stage to have your case re-evaluated.
  • If you submit your documents before October 17 you should be able to get a decision before the programme start in January.
  • You can submit your documents and have your eligibility evaluated after October 15, but will in that case not have a decision before the programme start in January.
  • Step two does not count as an application to our programme. You will have to also complete step one described above.
  • If you are an EU citizen you are exempt from fees in this process, but must document your status as a citizen. How to document your EU/EEA citizenship - on If you are a non-EU citizen and will have to pay the fee (of 900 SEK). Paying your application fee - on
  • For this programme you can disregard the requirement to prove your English skills in the application process. 

Once you have proved your eligibility Lund University will register this in your student files which will then make you able to graduate with a MSc (60 ECTS) degree upon finishing all our mandatory courses including the MSc thesis.

More information?

Johan Bergström
Programme director
+46 46 222 08 80

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