Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies

Master's Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies aims to provide an in-depth view to the fundamental character and development of games and Internet. Games have grown into an important form of culture and human interaction, expanding from entertainment to other areas of life. Internet and social media form an increasingly vital part of communication, social life and distribution of media and services. Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies is particularly targeted at the questions of analysis, design and application of online services and digital games from user- and culturally focused perspectives. The programme directs students to develop academic skills like critical thinking, scientific writing and carrying out research projects while encouraging active and comprehensive involvement with the practical processes and phenomena related to games and Internet.

The programme is offered by the School of Information Sciences. The school has high profile research groups that are focused on Internet and game studies. There has also been a long history of education in hypermedia and in Information Studies and Interactive Media that forms the basis of this degree programme.

Graduates typically combine the skills and knowledge derived from Degree Programme in Internet and Game Studies with studies and proficiencies that enable them to work as experts of games and Internet in various professional roles, in research, public sector as well as in industry. The need for knowledgeable workforce is growing in the fields related to games and interactive media, but the students should adopt an active attitude in fashioning their own specific area of expertise and professional profile. The possible jobs of graduates include researchers, developers, critics and specialists working with the interpretation, evaluation or implementation of games and social media.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the Master's degree a student is expected to be able to:

-be familiar with scientific thinking and capable of applying scientific working methods in their own area of specialization
-be motivated for lifelong learning
-be capable of undertaking scientific postgraduate studies
-be capable of applying the knowledge acquired and of functioning in internationalizing working life

After completing the Master's degree programme in Internet and Game Studies a student is expected to be able to:

-identify, define and analyse interactive media in its different forms
-have in-depth understanding about the contents, operation and fundamental character of internet and digital games
-independently acquire scientific knowledge and reach eligibility for postgraduate studies in interactive media studies
-communicate the results from research and act as an expert in the field of new media

Faculty of Communication Sciences