Informatics - Design, Use, Interaction

University of Oslo

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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To design good IT services, we need insight into both technologies and how they are used. In the Informatics - Design, Use, Interaction programme of the University of Oslo, you will learn to understand how today's computer systems work in practice, and you learn to use the knowledge to create tomorrow's IT solutions.


Why choose this programme?

In the Informatics - Design, Use, Interaction programme of the University of Oslo you can immerse yourself in various branches of information technology like mobile devices, sensors and robots, all of which provide different opportunities for interaction with people. It is also possible to go into depth within the field of applications. You will learn to design solutions for health, services or energy and environment.

This master programme gives you the interdisciplinary competence you need to understand which role information technology plays in society and how technology can be used to solve important tasks. You learn about the interaction between digital and social-human, and how you can use this understanding in design.

In the master thesis you can work with specific issues, such as new forms of interaction and technologies, or new ways to work. This may apply in many kinds of environments: Do you want to create the future computer system for the major hospitals? Do you see for yourself to develop a robot that may be with your old grandfather? Then you've come right.

Informatics: design, use, interaction is an interdisciplinary master's program. The master program has five different areas to specialize in and write a master's thesis within:

  • Health Information Systems in developing countries
  • IT-Management
  • Large and complex information systems
  • Interactional design
  • System development in organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Computer supported co-operative work
  • Experimental Design of IT
  • Process improvement and agile methods in systems development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Informatics - Design, Use, Interaction
University of Oslo


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