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Information Architecture, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #324 (QS) ,
As a student at the Master’s Programme Information Architecture  at Aalborg University you will be concerned with user-driven design of all kinds of information systems, eg. mobile apps, corporate websites, or communication platforms.


At Information Architecture offered by Aalborg University you will learn to design, develop, analyse, and evaluate information systems, while understanding the user, the context and the technological limitations. This enables you to take part as a design or a project-manager in the design process.Making information accessible online is a crucial part of modern life. Students in the master's programme in Information Architecture will focus on making information available, accessible and interactive to a vide array of users and in many contexts. You will be working on creating coherence between content, form, presentation and organisation of content both online and in other IT systems, ensuring ease of use for the users of these systems, while meeting the requirement set in the context, organisation, etc.The master's programme in Information Architecture is concerned with computer-mediated communications; user experience, and user-centred-development are keywords in the field of study. This enables you to develop, plan and execute studies that combine technology, design and human factors, providing knowledge into the field of user driven innovation.This will also enable you to design readily understandable and effective information architecture that considers the human use of your designs, in terms of e.g. human reason, searching and navigation. As such, you will learn methods of creating user centred design and development, that supports human communication, interaction and understanding.The structure, the modules, and the electives of the Master’s programme allow you to choose between two focus areas;

  • Information Architecture in general
  • Information Architecture and Persuasive Design

Job and career

Information architects are employed in both private and public companies or organisations, and most often in the communications, IT, design or Human Relations-department where they develop and maintain communication and/or information-systems. As an Information Architect you will be able to work as a designer, project manager, teacher or evaluation consultant within the fields of Information Architecture and User Experience. Information architects are also employed in web development and as EDMS consultants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Information Architecture, Rhetoric and Persuasive Design (project module)
  • Information Architecture in Organizations (project module)
  • Web Technology and Databases (study subject module)
  • Information Architecture in a Project-oriented Course (project module)
  • Design Tools (study subject module)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The following AAU bachelor degrees may provide applicants access to the master's programme in Information Architecture
  • Communication and Digital Media  (Interactive Digital Media, Human centered informatics and Communications)
  • Medialogy
  • Information Technology
  • Informatics
  • A number of educations from other universities than AAU, eg. Information Science and Cultural Dissemination, Information Science
  • A number of educations  such as Web Development (professionsbachelor) og E-concept Development (professionsbachelor)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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