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IT Design and Application Development

Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master programme in IT Design and Application Development IDA) at Aalborg University focuses on innovation, interaction design, usability, development processes and project management.

The programme is aimed towards Bachelors from other disciplines than IT who wants to add IT to their education. Your background could for instance be in humanities, social science or design.           

The two-year full-time IDA-programme is designed to prepare students for the practice of contemporary software development in leading-edge software organisations and research institutions.Its major themes are: 
  • Agility
  • Innovation
  • Software engineering
  • Human-computer interaction.
Students are expected both to develop extended working software prototypes addressing real-world problems and to contribute to research on the programme’s themes.

Career Opportunities  

Some continue their careers as PhD students; others work as e.g. project leaders or system developers in private or public companies all over the world.

Graduates are well suited for a development career with a business or innovation-facing software organisation, or for a research career in the information systems discipline. Many graduates already have jobs before they finish their studies.


Admission to the Master’s programme in IT Design and Application Development requires a Bachelor's degree. The programme is directed towards Bachelors with a degree within e.g. humanities, social science or design, etc., who wish to add IT to their education.

Students with a Bachelor in Computer Science, Informatics or a similar degree cannot be admitted.

In addition, documentation is required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

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 | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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