Graduate studies

The IT University provides MSc and PhD education within the domain of computer games.

PhD Education

The ITU is also a PhD-granting institution and the Center for Computer Games Research has a history of supporting innovative doctoral work. For more information on the ITU's upcoming PhD calls, as well as information on applying, please visit the university's main information site. We also run special PhD level courses on the subject of computer games and those are publicized via our Events page.

The Center for Computer Games Research only accepts applicants of the highest quality whose research interests lie within those of the Center's faculty. Prospective PhD applicants are thus advised to become familiar with the research areas of the faculty. At least one of the supervisors involved in the PhD project need to be at Associate Professor level. Applicants are encouraged to contact the faculty that could act as potential supervisors to discuss their research focus. The statement of purpose to be included in the application needs to clearly set out the scope of the project and proposed method, as well as situate its relevance to the field and originality. Project proposals should demonstrate engagement with the field of games research. Aside from these three criteria the project needs to be realistically realizable within the time-frame allotted to completing the PhD. This means that applicants need to have a solid background in the primary fields they are drawing on.

Visits by PhD students studying at another university can also sometimes be accommodated, arranged directly with a relevant faculty member.

Masters Education

Our two-year MSc programme in Games provides you with technical and social science knowledge on how computer games work, how they are designed and how they have a social impact on us. You will work with some of the world’s leading game researchers, and you will have the opportunity to become a computer games expert yourself. We are currently offering two programmes, in respectively Game Technology, with a focus on programming, and Game Design and Theory. More information about the games programme can be found here.