Programme structure

New programme structure for students attending this study programme from fall 2018

For students attending this programme fall 2017:

The master programme is a two year programme, consisting of a thesis and theoretical course work. The thesis is an independent scientific work, carried out under supervision.

You write a long thesis (60 credits thesis, 60 credits course work).

All 4000- and 5000-courses are considered master level courses. Choice of thesis and curriculum is made in collaboration with your supervisor and in accordance with your choice of research area. At least 30 credits must be from the program structure.

The programme is connected to two research groups:

The program offers five areas of spesialization focusing on different topics of Design, Use, Interaction:

  • Systems development in a use context (Design)
  • Large and complex information systems (Information Systems)
  • IT-management (Information Systems)
  • Interaction design (Design)
  • Digital Media Production (Design)

It is also possible to combine areas of specialization.

Note that some of specialized courses require that you have particular bachelor courses as a prerequisite (see below).

The research groups incorporate informatics with other disciplines such as humanities, social sciences, education and law and you can include courses from all of these areas in you master study.

4. semester Thesis work
3. semester Master course Thesis work
2. semester methods course: INF5220 Master course Thesis work
1. semester Master course Master course Master Course
  10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits 10 ECTS credits

Choice of thesis and theoretical curriculum is made in collaboration with your supervisor. This choice also determines the specialization of the study.

All specializations includes one method course in addition to the courses listed below: some are mandatory and some are recommended. All students can also include other courses in their study: all courses (except those with requirements) are open to all students.

  Systems Development Large and Complex IS IT management Interaction Design Digital Media Production
Mandatory INF5220 (spring) INF5220 (Spring) INF5220 (Spring)
INF5890 (Spring)
INF5220 (Spring) INF5220 (Spring)
Basic INF5200 (Spring)
INF5722 (Autumn)
INF5181 (Autumn)
INF5181 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
INF5750 (Autumn)
 
PED4540 (Autumn) INF5205* (Autumn/spring)
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5261 (Autumn)
INF5591* (Autumn)
INF5722 (Autumn)
INF5272 (Spring)
 
Recommended INF5272 (Spring)
INF5261(Autumn)
INF5850 (Autumn)
INF5890 (Spring)
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5520 (Autumn)
INF5761 (Spring)
INF5181 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
IN5010 (Autumn)
INF5750(Autumn)
INF5850 (Autumn)
 

IN5010 (Autumn)
INF4060 (Autumn)
PED4540 (Autumn)

IN5010 (Autumn)
INF5261 (Autumn)
INF5210 (Autumn)
INF5722 (Autumn)
Other relevant courses IN5010 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
INF5520 (Autumn)
PED4540 (Autumn)
IN5010 (Autumn)
 
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5200 (Spring)
 
INF5200 (Spring)
 
INF5200 (Spring)
INF5890 (Spring)
 

*You need to have INF4060 - Interaksjonsdesign or INF2260 - Interaksjonsdesign or HCI to attend this course
 

Systems development in a user context

Mandatory:
INF5220 - Qualitative research methods

Basic:
INF5200 - Computer supported co-operative work
INF5722 - Experimental Design of IT
INF5181 - Process improvement and agile methods in systems development

Recommended:
INF5272 - Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon
INF5261 - Development of mobile information systems and services
INF5850 - ICT for Development: Building a Better World?
INF5890 - IT and Management

Other relevant courses:
IN5010 - Design, Technology and Society
IN5210 - Information Systems
INF5520 - Estimation and planning of software projects
PED4540 - Technology-Enhanced Learning: Principles and Tools

Large and complex information systems

Mandatory:
INF5220 - Qualitative research methods

Basic:
INF5181 - Process improvement and agile methods in systems development
IN5210 - Information Systems
INF5750 - Open Source Development

Recommended:
INF5272 - Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon
INF5520 - Estimation and planning of software projects
INF5761 - Health Management Information Systems

Other relevant courses:
IN5010 - Design, Technology and Society
 

IT-management

Mandatory:
INF5220 - Qualitative research methods
INF5890 - IT and Management

Basic
PED4540 - Technology-Enhanced Learning: Principles and Tools

Recommended:
INF5181 - Process improvement and agile methods in systems development
IN5210 - Information Systems
IN5010 - Design, Technology and Society
INF5750 - Open Source Development
INF5850 - ICT for Development: Building a Better World?

Other relevant courses:
INF5272 - Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon
INF5200 - Computer supported co-operative work

Interaction design

Mandatory:
INF5220 - Qualitative research methods

Basic:
INF5205 - Advanced Topics in Design of Information Systems (You need to have INF4060 - Interaksjonsdesign or INF2260 - Interaksjonsdesign or HCI to attend this course)
INF5272 - Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon
INF5261 - Development of mobile information systems and services
INF5591 - Advancements in interaction design (You need to have INF4060 - Interaksjonsdesign or INF2260 - Interaksjonsdesign or HCI to attend this course)
INF5722 - Experimental Design of IT

Recommended:
IN5010 - Design, Technology and Society
INF4060 - Interaksjonsdesign
PED4540 - Technology-Enhanced Learning: Principles and Tools

Other relevant courses:
INF5200 - Computer supported co-operative work
 

Digital Media Production

Mandatory:
INF5220 - Qualitative research methods

Basic:
INF5272 - Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon

Recommended:
IN5010 - Design, Technology and Society
INF5261 - Development of mobile information systems and services
IN5210 - Information Systems
INF5722 - Experimental Design of IT

Other relevant courses:
INF5200 - Computer supported co-operative work
INF5890 - IT and Management

Complete list of courses available at the Department of Informatics (4- and 5000-courses are master's courses)

For students with a bachelor in Technology, organization and learning (TOOL)

Students who have completed a bachelor's degree in Technology, Organization and Learning can construct their master's degree as they would with the earlier master's programme in Technology, Organization and Learning.


Recommended curriculum
The specialization "Systems development in a user context" within Informatics: design, use, interaction is suitable for this area (eg. you can for instance analyze a phenomenon within the field of technology, organization and learning.) It is also possible to include some courses from Institute for Educational Research or from Department of Sociology and Human Geography.


Department of Education:

Note: most of these courses are taught in Norwegian.
For further information, please visit the Department of Education

Department of Sociology and Human Geography :

For students with a bachelor in Digital Media (DIG)

Students with a bachelor's degree in Digital media can build up their master's degree choosing from the following course list:

Note that not all of these courses are available in English.

 

Recognition of Master 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
Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Oct. 9, 2017 10:05 AM