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Programmes

Information Studies – Digital Living

Master (2 years) of Information Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/informationstudies/

Description

The Aarhus University MA in Information Studies–Digital Living looks at how digital technologies are used in everyday life. The programme is an opportunity to consider how we might design better futures by exploring the intersection of networked sociality, organisational practices, and IT design.

Internationally established professors in digital culture studies give their expertise on the social impact of digital technologies. Computer scientists work with students to develop hands-on knowledge of how digital forms of communication and interaction are designed and programmed. Professors from information and media studies help students build a strong grounding in the political, social, and economic structures of twenty-first century organisations and institutions.

A complex skill-set

The digital living programme comprises a unique combination of skills aimed at understanding, analysing and working with social and mobile media – including business analysis, project management, programming, and work methods that generate knowledge within the field.

Students gain basic technical knowledge of web development skills, APIs, and mobile media, which helps them understand the technical side of digital media and its potential. Courses are designed to help students engage and become active citizens and critical consumers in a digitally saturated life. Students acquire analytical and practical skills in qualitative methods and quantitative analysis, business analysis, organisational theory, project management, social media, and system development and programming.

Student Life

The Faculty of Arts and the university as a whole organise many events for students including lectures, student fairs, career days, seminars, celebrations and sports days.

Careers

Graduates from the Digital Studies – Information Living programme have a strong understanding of value creation and the complexities of digital technologies in cultural contexts. With these skills, our graduates find jobs using and developing social media internally within companies or as part of their external infrastructure, in both private and public sectors. Previous graduates have also found jobs as community managers, social media managers, search-engine management consultants, digital business managers, project consultants, service designers, creative technologist consultants, online marketing managers and digital producers – and more.

Admission

To find out more about admission to the MA in Information Studies - Digital Living please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus 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 Aarhus 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

Please read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

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



EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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