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University of Skövde Master in Serious Games
University of Skövde

Master in Serious Games

Norrmalm, Sweden

1 Years


Full time

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02 Sep 2024

SEK 135,000 / per year



Do you enjoy making up games, and do you have the ambition to convert your ideas into games for computers or mobiles? In the Serious Games Master’s program, you will learn to develop games that feature exciting elements, with the aim of conveying something beyond mere entertainment. This could involve the creation of games for, for example, training, educational or marketing purposes.

About The Program

There are many business sectors in which there is a growing interest in using game mechanics in order to draw attention to an issue or to focus on a certain form of behavior. This could, for example, involve the creation of motivational training material for employees. Serious Games gives you exactly the right conditions to enable you to create games-based systems for purposes other than pure entertainment.

The focus of your studies

This program is largely project-oriented. This means that you will work on a project for a client in order to explore how games can add value to their business. You will analyze the needs of the company, and develop a game in accordance with these needs.

You will also study game design, become familiar with leading research, and learn about how scientific methods are used in the evaluation of games and their applications. In the final term, you will conduct a small-scale research project related to serious games.

Serious Games is an international program, and all tuition is conducted in English.

Is this program suitable for me?

Serious Games program is suitable for you if you have a background in computer game development, game design, computer science, media, or similar disciplines. The most important consideration is that you have a great interest in games. We believe that creative interaction between people with different backgrounds is beneficial for the field of serious games.

Research within this field

The area of serious games features many interesting challenges. Just as with our other specialized research concerning games and game development, there are opportunities for future doctoral studies.


Career Opportunities

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