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Information Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark | Copenhagen, Denmark
The Master’s program in Information Studies at Aalborg University focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of IT systems with a particular emphasis on the relations and interactions between people and IT systems. The degree in Information Studies provides students with skills and competencies sought by the IT industry, and which are applicable wherever people and IT meet and interact.
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Overview

The Information Studies program is offered both in Aalborg and in Copenhagen. For more information and how to apply, please consult the links to the right.

Information Studies is concerned with the design, development, and evaluation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in any context where people are involved. ICT systems play an increasingly important role in modern society across all technology-driven sectors, such as business, health, entertainment, learning, government, and beyond.

Within the wider umbrella of Information Science, the master’s programme in Information studies at Aalborg University focuses on the intersection of people and technology. This means that students will work directly with the complexity of understanding how people use and interact with digital systems and build an understanding of how to facilitate this process.

Researching, designing and developing ICT systems is one of the big challenges of the 21st century, where information is increasingly digitized. Access to information therefore requires digital systems, and these are incredibly challenging to design, test and implement due to the massive variety in how humans operate. There is a strong need across all IT sectors for experts capable of handling the complex situations that occur when people need to interact with ICT systems.

Courses within the Information Studies degree include modules on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), user research, work practices, information systems, online data capture and behavioral analytics, organizational analysis, user testing, design, development, information behavior, learning, and ICT implementation.

Job and career

Students of Information Studies are employed in both private and public companies or organisations, and in many different parts of these companies, depending on their focus and interests.

More often than not, you will be working with overcoming barriers that IT creates, and solving IT-problems through research and development of communication and or communication-technology.

Possible job titels following a degree in Information Studies:

  • system development
  • IT consultant
  • UX design manager
  • Information specialist
  • Behavioral analyst
  • User reseacher

The degree is providing you with a broad range of knowledge concerning the interplay between users, systems and information.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • User Research and Stakeholder Analysis
  • System Design and -Development
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Architecture
  • User-oriented Testing and Development
  • Information Behaviour
  • User Interface Design
  • User Experience Management
  • ICT, Learning and Cooperation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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General Requirements

The following AAU bachelor´s degree will grant applicants access to the masters programme in Information Studies:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Communication and Digital Media with specialization in "Informationsvidenskab" (Information Science) from Aalborg University entitles the holder to admission to the Master's programme if the admission takes place directly after the finished bachelor's degree (legal requirements).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9124 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9124 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

DKK 68,100

Living costs

  • Copenhagen, Denmark

    7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs
  • Aalborg, Denmark

    5936 - 8300 DKK/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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