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Information Architecture

On this programme, you learn how to design and develop content and structure in digital information systems - for example on the internet. Information Architecture can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme, but you can also take single courses or subjects within the programme.

On this programme, you learn how to design and develop content and structure in digital information systems - for example on the internet.

Information Architecture can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme, but you can also take single courses or subjects within the programme.

Facts

Name: Information Architecture

Type: MSc Programme

Duration: 2 years

European transfer credits: 120 ECTS

Language: English

About the Programme

On the Information Architecture programme, you learn to design and develop contents and structure in various information systems, for example, websites and software programmes.

You study subjects like information ecology, categorisation, knowledge organisation and rhetoric, where you learn how to communicate appropriately and effectively to specific target groups.

You will work with the association between form and contents and learn the terms 'persuasive design', which deals with how you motivate users to use information systems in a specific way, and 'strategies for change'.

Persuasive design's starting point is the user and the situation he or she is in. An important part of the work in developing information systems is, therefore, also about researching and understanding the tasks, work routines, attitudes and needs the user of the system has.

Teaching is organised, first and foremost, as problem-oriented project work. There will also be lectures and classroom instruction. A portion of the lessons takes place in cooperation with businesses.

Read more about Danish teaching methods on www.studyindenmark.dk.

If you choose to complete the master degree programme, you will graduate with the academic title of Master of Science (MSc).

Entry Requirements

To be admitted to an MSc programme, you must have a bachelor degree in a relevant subject.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.

Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels. See the menu to the right for contact information.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate satifies the general entry requirements, see the Danish Agency for International Education.

Admission

The application deadline for MSc programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms. Apply directly at the university.

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

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-degree students, unless you are a student from an EU/EEA country, or from Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Contact the individual institution for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.

Educational Institutions

You can study Information Architecture in Aalborg.

Aalborg University

At Aalborg University Information Architecture can be studied as a 2-year MSc programme (120 ECTS).

You also have the possibility to take single courses or subjects within the programme.

Read more about the Programme at www.aau.dk.

Danish Qualification framework

The programme is graded at level 7 in the Danish Qualification Framework for Lifelong Learning. The Qualification Framework contains levels 1-8 and defines the expected learning outcome of an education programme. Read more about Qualification Framework for Higher Education.

For Further Information

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education, using either of the following links:

www.studyindenmark.dk

www.iu.dk