The changing face of digital technologies provides immense new opportunities and simultaneously gives rise to fundamental challenges for both individuals and society. The field of information technology and learning is currently at the centre of attention in debates surrounding issues like source criticism and information evaluation, digital competence, big data, and learning analytics.
Preparing you for diverse opportunities
A core element of the programme is to provide you with opportunities to develop a varied skillset including methods for data collection and analysis, academic and professional writing, and the competence to review and evaluate existing research. These tools will allow you to evaluate the current state of knowledge, think independently and critically, and stay up to date and relevant in the quickly changing field of educational technology and other professional settings. You will be able to use scientific literature to bypass buzzwords and develop research-based solutions.
During your studies you are able—and encouraged—to individualize your studies based your own interests and desired specialization. Furthermore, you can choose to write your thesis either in the subject of Education or Applied IT; this choice will dictate whether you get your master’s degree in Education or Applied IT. A strong background in educational sciences and a specialization in your own interests prepares you for a wide variety of professional opportunities.
A strong research environment balanced with practical application
Through seminars and lectures, teachers and researchers will address current topics in relation to a variety of research projects and activities with strong connections to research and industry. You will have the opportunity to take part in this vibrant research community and engage with researchers in different disciplines and traditions through, for example, the opportunities to intern in a research group and write your thesis within a project.
Learning experience design is not necessarily about building hardware or software, but rather about arranging, adapting, and configuring various existing technologies for learners in various educational settings. The Information Technology and Learning programme of the University of Gothenburg provides experiences in using and adapting technology as well as the conceptual and theoretical tools that are important in developing the skills and identity of an educational designer with an information technology profile.
- Through four mandatory courses in the first two semesters, you will gain foundational knowledge in information technology and learning as a field, learn to understand and apply design as a method, examine how digital media and technologies are changing traditional understandings of literacy, and gain a solid understanding of key research methods.
- In the third semester, you can choose elective courses offered by our programme, from other departments at the University of Gothenburg, or from another accredited university.
- The fourth semester consists of your master’s thesis, which can be a continuation of your internship work if you choose to undertake an internship.
- 24 months
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DisciplinesInformatics & Information Technology Engineering Management Digital Communication View 13 other Masters in Digital Communication in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 180 credits or an equivalent degree
- Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
- A CV
- A letter of intent stating their interest in the area of IT and learning
International12205 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24410 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 266,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
Living costs for Göteborg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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