24 months
13656 EUR/year
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The Lighting Design programme of Aalborg University is a new, cross-disciplinary and international programme based in a special Danish and Nordic tradition for light perception. Focus is thus on how the technical qualities of light and materials are applied in order to promote comfort and aesthetics.


About the programme

In recent years, lighting technology has undergone a revolution, including intelligent and interactive control of light in rooms. Moreover, new lighting technologies and use of interactive screens are becoming increasingly visible in the public space. Therefore, professional and highly educated lighting designers are sought after. Companies are looking for people who understand lighting design, are able to work with existing technologies and to develop new and smart solutions.

The Lighting Design programme of Aalborg University gives you a future-proof education with an attractive international profile. All teaching is in English.

As a master's student in Lighting Design at AAU-Cph, you will be working with both daylight and artificial light in the crossing between three scientific fields; media technology, engineering and architecture. The purpose of the programme is for graduates to have an academic-technological as well as process-related approach to lighting design, and not least, a particular sense in designing with light in virtual and physical spaces. During the programme, you will be working with the interplay between the basic physical elements of light, lighting technologies, digital media, context, human factors and design methods.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lighting fundamentals
  • Meaning of light: Light and space
  • Rendered light simulation/CGI
  • Evidence-based lighting design
  • Light and context
  • Intelligent lighting design

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

Admission to the master's programme in Lighting Design requires documented knowledge of Mathematics equivalent to at least Mathematics B level and one of the following degrees, among others:

  • Art & Technology
  • Medialogy, Aalborg University
  • IT, Communication and New Media
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Sustainable Design
  • Architecture and Design
  • Structural and Civil Engineering
  • Electronics and IT
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Product Development and Innovation
  • Digital Media and Design
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Natural Sciences

Applicants applying for Master's programmes at Aalborg University must submit results of an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13656 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6828 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 50,775 DKK per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /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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