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Information Studies, MSc in Information Science

Master (2 years) of Science in Information Science (Information Studies), 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4720 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


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.

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.

At its core, the teaching in the Information Studies programme focuses on users, information and systems. In particular, most of the teaching is built up around one of the three core areas of information behavior, human-computer interaction, and information systems. Throughout the programme, students will learn about theories and methods from the different research areas displayed in the outer ring, such as information architecture, systems design, user research, and behavioral analysis.

Career Opportunities  

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. 

Typically, IS graduates will be responsible for analyzing how users interact with existing communication and information systems to identify potential problems. This is often combined with designing solutions to these problems in the form of (re-)designing these systems and overseeing their development, deployment and adoption.

About the Degree

This programme is available at Aalborg University's campus in Copenhagen.


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 Information Science
Other bachelor programmes that provide access to the masters programme in Information Studies:
  • Communication and Digital Media with specialization in Communication
  • Communication and Digital Media with specialization in Interactive Digital Media
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Medialogy
  • Educations from other universities eg. Information Science and Cultural Dissemination, Information Science
  • Other educations eg. Web Development (professional bachelor) og E-concept Development (professional bachelor)
Please make sure to upload your application form and further documentation by the required deadline.For further information regarding deadlines and requirements, please see the website How to apply to Aalborg University.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU and Non-EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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