Programme structure

The Master's programme Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction is a two-year full time study consisting of 120 ECTS credits.

The programme has the following structure:

  • Courses, 60 or 90 ECTS credits
  • Master's thesis,  60 or 30 ECTS credits

The programme has five different areas within which you can specialize and write a thesis:

  • Health Information Systems in developing countries
  • IT-Management
  • Large and complex information systems
  • Interactional design
  • System development in organizations

Programme structure for students who attended this study programme Autumn 2017 or earlier.

Course of study

Long Master's thesis of 60 ECTE credits

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
2. semester IN5000 - Qualitative Research Methods. Master's course Master's course
1. semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Short Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits

4. semester Master's thesis Master's thesis Master's thesis
3. semester Master course Master course Master course
2. semester IN5000 - Qualitative Research Methods. Master's course Master's course
1. semester Master's course Master's course Master's course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Master's thesis and courses

The choice of courses and the theme of the Master's thesis is done in consultion with your supervisor in the first semester. This choice also determines the specialization you follow.

The Master’s programme is affiliated with two research groups at the Department of Informatics:

How many Master's courses you take depends on whether you are going to write a long or a short Master's thesis. If you choose to write a long Master's thesis, the thesis consists of 60 ECTS credits and you take 60 ECTS credit with courses. A short thesis consist of 30 ECTS credits and you take 90 ECTS credit with courses.

All students must take one mandatory course in the second semester:

In addition, the different specialisations have demands regarding mandatory and recommended courses

The Master's thesis is an independent research project carried out under supervision that allows you to immerse yourself in a topic of particular interest. You can write a thesis within the various specializations. Note that the different specializations might offer courses that require that you have taken certain courses on bachelor's level.

The Master's thesis must be presented publicly at the end of the last semester. Following the presentation, an oral examination with the sensors and supervisor will be given regarding the assignment.

Progression requirements

The standard study time for the master's programme is two years, or four years if you apply for part-time studies. If you spend more time, it's important that you familiarize yourself with the policies for admission and your right to study. Your right to study may be cancelled if you do not register for the first semester of the study programme and you have absence without valid reason for more than one semester.

Recognition of Master's courses from former education

If you are admitted to the Masters' programme and you have completed Master courses outside the University of Oslo, you may apply to have these courses recognised as part of your degree. Please contact the Department of Informatics for more information.

Diploma and degree

This programme leads to the following degree: Master of Science in Informatics: Design, Use, Interaction

The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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Published Apr. 5, 2017 11:11 PM - Last modified Feb. 8, 2018 4:26 PM