• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The two-year MSc programme in Games from IT University of Copenhagen provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge on how computer games are made, how they create meaning, and how they socially impact us. You will work with some of the world’s leading games researchers, explore cutting edge technologies for their playful potential.

About

The programme in Games from IT University of Copenhagen has an international perspective and is taught in English. There will be used cases and examples from both Danish and international organisations.

The foundation of the Games Programme is to provide a solid understanding of the design process of games, their technical basis, and their cultural impact. Through extensive project work, you will learn to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams as well as realize a number of prototypes of games and playful experiences. You can choose between two tracks in the programme:

  • The Technology Track
  • The Design Track 

The IT University is in continuous dialogue and collaboration with the games industry, so the skills you learn in this education are highly applicable within and outside the games industry. While both tracks allow you to work in the development of games and playful experiences, the Technology Track provides additional skills needed to implement game-specific technology and requires a bachelor in computer science or equivalent. The Design Track on the other hand focusses on exploring playful design methods and requires no prior programming skills.

Career

The competencies you have acquired during your MSc in Games will enable you to seek an international career in the gaming industry. You will be equipped to work across a broad spectrum within the industry. For example as:

  • Project manager
  • Game director
  • QA-manager

Your profile is also suited for a wide range of jobs in software houses, consultancies and public institutions as well as for entrepreneurship.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD at the IT University please see here.

For example, if you choose the Game Technology track you will be qualified to apply for jobs e.g.:

  • Game developer
  • System developer
  • Programmer
  • Software architect
  • AI Engineer
  • Data Analyst

Examples of positions you can be qualified for after graduating in the Game Design track include:

  • Game/Play/Simulation Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Interaction Designer
  • Project Manager
  • QA-manager
  • Service Designer
  • Data Analyst
  • Game researcher

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Game Prototyping
  • Game Production (Lecture)
  • Games & Culture
  • Data-Driven Design & Development
  • Programming for Designers

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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General Requirements

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including a transcript of courses and grades, or a preliminary transcript of your grades, if you are taking your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If you have a foreign qualifying education, you will also need to send documentation for expected completion.
  • Motivated letter of application. The motivated letter must be written in English and should be a maximum of two pages long. The application must be uploaded in PDF-format and have a maximum size of 10 MB. You can find a guide to writing a motivated letter for the MSc in Games here.
  • Portfolio. Your portfolio is made up of previously completed work and activities. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13406 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6703 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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The tuition fee for a two years full study is 200,000 DKK. The tuition fees are payable by biannual instalments in advance of each term, i.e. DKK 50,000 per term.

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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