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Game Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Whether in the form of e-sports, game based learning or virtual reality: new technologies are changing the cultural technique of playing and making games a central element in an increasingly digitalized society. 


Only a few years ago, the young scientific discipline of game studies began to establish itself due to this development. Although the importance and reputation of game studies continues to grow, there are hardly any continuing education courses worldwide that allow a rapid lateral entry into the subject. The course "Game Studies" fills this gap.

The university course is dedicated to questions about the theory, design and social significance of games and thus provides a practical and academically sound approach to the world of game science.

The programme

The aim of the course is the acquisition of scientific research, action and decision-making competence on the basis of the communication of information technology, design science, psychological and sociological findings with special consideration of game theory, media science and pedagogical perspectives.

The university course is part-time and open to students from abroad. However, the management of the Center recommends the possibility of attendance studies. Seminars with top-class lecturers as well as the possibility of the exchange between the students promote the network formation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Playcentered Game Design
  • Persuasive Game Design
  • Alternate Reality Games
  • Critical Game Studie
  • Business of Gaming
  • Core Competence: Theory of Games
  • Core Competence: Future Media
  • Core Competence: Innovative Education
  • Applied Project
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Research Methods
  • Master Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • An academic degree of a foreign university.
  • In exceptional cases, proof of adequate professional qualifications will be considered as equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5400 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Krems an der Donau

  • 800 - 1200 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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