Programme structure

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

Programme structure 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: IN5000 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 IN5000 (spring) IN5000 (Spring) IN5000 (Spring)
IN5430 (Spring)
IN5000 (Spring) IN5000 (Spring)
Basic INF5200 (Spring)
IN5510 (Autumn)
IN5140 (Autumn)
IN5140 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
IN5320 (Autumn)
 
PED4540 (Autumn) INF5205* (Autumn/spring)
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5591* (Autumn)
IN5510 (Autumn)
INF5272 (Spring)
 
Recommended INF5272 (Spring)
INF5850 (Autumn)
IN5430 (Spring)
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5520(Autumn)
INF5761(Spring)
IN5140 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
IN5010 (Autumn)
IN5320(Autumn)
INF5850 (Autumn)
 

IN5010 (Autumn)
PED4540 (Autumn)

IN5010 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
IN5510 (Autumn)

Other relevant courses IN5010 (Autumn)
IN5210 (Autumn)
INF5520 (Autumn)
PED4540 (Autumn)
IN5010 (Autumn)
 
INF5272 (Spring)
INF5200 (Spring)
 
INF5200 (Spring)
 
INF5200 (Spring)
IN5430 (Spring)
 

*You need to have INF4060 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or INF2260 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or HCI to attend this course
 

Systems development in a user context

Mandatory:
IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods

Basic:
INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued)
IN5510 – Participatory experimental design
IN5140 – Smart processes and agile methods in software engineering

Recommended:
INF5272 – Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon (discontinued)
INF5850 – ICT for Development: Building a better world? (continued)
IN5430 – IT and Management (continued)

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

Large and complex information systems

Mandatory:
IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods

Basic:
IN5140 – Smart processes and agile methods in software engineering
IN5210 – Information Systems
IN5320 – Development in platform ecosystems

Recommended:
INF5272 – Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon (discontinued)
INF5520 – Estimation and planning of software projects (discontinued)
INF5761 – Health Management Information Systems (continued)

Other relevant courses:
IN5010 – Design, Technology and Society
 

IT-management

Mandatory:
IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods
INF5890 – IT and Management (continued)

Basic
PED4540 – Technology-Enhanced Learning: Principles and Tools

Recommended:
IN5140 – Smart processes and agile methods in software engineering
IN5210 – Information Systems
IN5010 – Design, Technology and Society
IN5320 – Development in platform ecosystems
INF5850 – ICT for Development: Building a better world? (continued)

Other relevant courses:
INF5272 – Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon (discontinued)
INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued)

Interaction design

Mandatory:
IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods

Basic:
INF5205 – Advanced Topics in Design of Information Systems (continued) (You need to have INF4060 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or INF2260 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or HCI to attend this course)
INF5272 – Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon (discontinued)
INF5591 – Advancements in interaction design (continued) (You need to have INF4060 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or INF2260 – Interaksjonsdesign (discontinued) or HCI to attend this course)
IN5510 – Participatory experimental design

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

Other relevant courses:
INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued)
 

Digital Media Production

Mandatory:
IN5000 – Qualitative Research Methods

Basic:
INF5272 – Informasjonsarkitektur og innholdsadministrasjon (discontinued)

Recommended:
IN5010 – Design, Technology and Society
IN5210 – Information Systems
IN5510 – Participatory experimental design

Other relevant courses:
INF5200 – Computer supported co-operative work (continued)
IN5430 – IT and Management (continued)

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 June 4, 2018 10:38 AM