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Information Architecture

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

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6355 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://www.en.aau.dk/education/master/information-architecture

Description

The master program in Information Technology (Information Architecture) focuses on communication and interaction through websites, social networks, portals and e-learning systems. Information Architecture is concerned with computer mediated communications, and as such usability and user-centred-development are keywords in thisr field of study. 

As a student, you will learn to design, developed and analyze information systems, while understanding the user, the use context and the technological limitations. This enables you to take part as a design or a project-manager in the design process. You will be working on creating coherence between content, form, presentation and organization of content both online and in other it-systems, ensuring ease of use for the users of these systems, while meeting the requirement set be the context, organization, etc.

Making information assessable online is a crucial part of modern life. Consequently students will focus on making information available, assessable and interactive to a wide array of users and in many use contexts. You will be working on creating coherence between content, form, presentation and organization of content both online and in other it-systems, ensuring ease of use for the users of these systems, while meeting the requirement set by context, organization, etc.

Students will develop, plan and execute studies that combine technology, design and human factors, providing knowledge into the field of user driven innovation. This will enable you to design understandable and effective information architecture that considers the human use of your designs, in terms of e.g. human reason, searching and navigation. As such, you will learn methods of creating user centered design and development, that supports human communication, interaction and understanding..

Career Opportunities  

Information architects are employed in both private and public companies or organizations, and most often in the communications, IT og Human Relations-department where they develop and maintain communication and/or information-systems. Many Information architects bear the title of project lead.

Admission  

The following bachelor degrees of Aalborg University provide applicants access to the master program in Information Technology (Information Architecture)
  • Humanistic Informatics (Interactive Digital Media, Human centered informatics and Communications)
  • Danish in combination with a tilvagsfag
  • English – Language and International Studies
  • International business Communication (English, French, Spanish or German)
  • Informatics
In addition to these, a number of other Danish educational programs provide access. For more information see the AAU’s Uddannelsestjekker.

Applications with similar Danish or foreign educations at a similar level, can be accepted pending the approval of the Studyboard of Humanistic Informatics (Humanistisk Informatik). Read more about the assessment process for the programme


In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable 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 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

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

Tuition

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 http://en.fivu.dk/.

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


Spring | Applicants without a Visa

Application date
Aug 15
Start date
Feb 01

Spring | EU/EEA applicants or from partner institutions

Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Feb 01

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