24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The Sustainable Digital Life programme from Tampere University focuses on enhancing our digital lives: the digital systems surrounding us as well as the ways of using, regulating, and designing them. 

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The Sustainable Digital Life programme from Tampere University offers a unique course portfolio at the intersection of social sciences, design, and media. The programme educates interdisciplinary experts who understand the digital society from the viewpoints of culture and ethics, as well as comprehend digital systems and how they are produced.

The programme:

  • Aims to educate creative, analytical and critical experts in digital media and communication and information technology; experts who are capable of renewing the society by envisioning, designing, and evaluating digital services that are ethically sustainable, accessible for everyone, and mindful of social and cultural diversity.
  • Focuses on sustainability not only related to digital things but also the way of learning: we ensure that future experts possess skills that are adaptive, far-reaching, and transformative in a variety of fields.
  • Has a special focus on accessibility: learning to understand the diversity of users and ways of using digital systems, how to evaluate accessibility of existing systems, and how to take accessibility into account in design.
  • Is genuinely multidisciplinary: the teachers of the programme represent various academic disciplines.

The programme's core courses include digital literacy, fundamentals of service design, sustainable design, diverse digital culture, accessibility and gamification. The programme is strongly project-based: the students carry out realistic research and design projects throughout their studies and connect the theoretical and methodological knowledge to these projects.


The goal is to educate students both for existing professions and emerging future professions. The graduates can work for example as designers, experts or analysts in the domains of digital media, information and communication services, various digitalization projects, and application of artificial intelligence services.

After graduation the employment opportunities depend also on student’s specialization. Students can specialize themselves with different modules in addition to studying secondary subjects and by that create unique know-how combinations.

Sustainable Digital Life helps students connect with working life as a part of their studies by collaborating with companies and organizations. Students get to know some of the employers already during the studies and get a possibility to carry out projects from real clients from our strategic collaborators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Technology-Mediated Sociality and Communication
  • Gamification: Theory, Practice and Design
  • Player and User Studies
  • Sound: between material, medium and metaphor
  • Spoken, Conversational and Auditory Interaction
  • Visual Cultures and Technologies
  • The Future at Play: Games for Sustainable Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application period: 7 December 2022 – 11 January 2023


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree

  • an applicable bachelor’s degree at a university or a university of applied sciences in Finland
  • a bachelor's degree completed in a university outside Finland which provides eligibility for equivalent University master’s degree studies in the country in which it was awarded. With a minimum scope of 180 ECTS credits, three to four years of full-time study. From a relevant field for the master’s degree programme that you’re applying to. From a recognised institution of higher education.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tampere

869 - 1289 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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