M.Sc. On Campus

Game Studies and Engineering

University of Klagenfurt

24 months
1452 EUR/year
726 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Game Studies and Engineering course from University of Klagenfurt is an interdisciplinary programme, instructing students on technical as well as analytical and ethical issues regarding video- and other games. 


Key Features

Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or/and Humanities, an interest in the development, analysis, critical reflection of videogames and proficiency in spoken and written English, are encouraged to enrol in this programme. The focus of the curriculum is on the multi-faceted nature and contextualisation of games with regard to an array of different but interconnected areas of investigation.

The Game Studies and Engineering course from University of Klagenfurt provides an ideal platform to study and create games and multimedia applications. Committed and motivated teachers and bottom-up teaching methods will motivate students to focus intensively on game studies and game engineering and production. The practical nature of the programme is underpinned by a project semester as an integral part of the curriculum and collaborating with international partners from the fields of research, teaching and industry allows students to establish connections to relevant partners in the spheres of research, culture and games.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • VO Media and Communication Theories
  • Literary Terminology and the Practice of Interpretation
  • Game Engineering
  • Practical Game Engineering
  • Game Studies
  • Practical Game Criticism
  • Issues in Game Studies

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must also meet the following conditions:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer sciences or Humanities, Social Sciences or Cultural Studies
  • Or: A comparable academic degree comprising at least 180 ECTS credits, e.g. a teacher training degree in English, in History, … etc
  • Information on Bachelor’s degree programmes that are relevant for admission (PDF)
  • English language proficiency in writing and speaking  - level C1
  • A strong interest in video and computer games, analogue games and multimedia applications

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 726 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Klagenfurt

720 - 980 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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