Game Studies and Engineering


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Letztes Update: 27.11.2023
Bereich: Software- und Applikationsentwicklung und -analyse 60, Audiovisuelle Techniken und Medienproduktion 45
Umfang 4 Semester / 120 ECTS
Abschluss: MSc
Kosten: prinzipiell keine Studiengebühr (außer ÖH-Beitrag)

Passende Bachelor-Studien

Über das Studium:

The Master’s degree in Game Studies and Engineering is an interdisciplinary programme, instructing students on technical as well as analytical and ethical issues regarding video- and other games. Students with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences or/and Humanities, an interest in the development, analysis, critical reflection of videogames and proficiency in spoken and written English, are encouraged to enrol in this programme. The focus of the curriculum is on the multi-faceted nature and contextualisation of games with regard to an array of different but interconnected areas of investigation.

The Master’s degree provides an ideal platform to study and create games and multimedia applications. Committed and motivated teachers and bottom-up teaching methods will motivate students to focus intensively on game studies and game engineering and production. The practical nature of the programme is underpinned by a project semester as an integral part of the curriculum and collaborating with international partners from the fields of research, teaching and industry allows students to establish connections to relevant partners in the spheres of research, culture and games.


This is what makes the degree programme so special.

  • The degree programme has a strong interdisciplinary design and high practical relevance
  • Close cooperation between the Faculty of Technical Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities
  • A strong network of international partner universities and organisations will assist students in terms of their career and the content of the degree
  • Relevant experience through project work
  • The campus in Klagenfurt offers excellent supervision arrangements, small seminar groups and manageable working groups. It is quick and easy to find friends and establish connections here!


Required subjects:

Supplementary subjects (8 ECTS):

  • Technical Sciences
  • Cultural and Media Sciences
  • Specialisation

Your choice supplementary subjects will depend on your Bachelor's degree

Game Engineering (18 ECTS)

Game Studies (22 ECTS)

Practical training:

Game Production (12 ECTS)

Elective subjects (24 ECTS):

  • Technical Sciences
  • Cultural and Media Sciences

Options (8 ECTS)

Master thesis incl. research seminar (28 ECTS)

Total: 120 ECTS


Your skills are our mission. This is what we can teach you.

Students will learn about narrative and aesthetic aspects of games and their history, the technical process of game production, engineering and tools used, the game development and design process as a complex system involving different roles and competences, as well as ethical considerations and responsibilities of game developers.

Berufsaussichten / Jobs:

Best prospects. Your professional opportunities.

Graduates will receive a Master of Science (MSc) or a Master of Arts (MA), depending on their chosen specialization during the programme. A degree in Game Studies and Engineering will allow students to work in the games industry as valuable team members with a wide range of skills. The interdisciplinary nature of the programme, combining technical, analytical, and critical competences, will give students an advantage over one-sided schooling. In addition, graduates will also be able to work in the advertising and media industry.


Applicants have to go through a special admission procedure to start the Master‘s degree in Game Studies and Engineering in Klagenfurt.

Applicants must also meet the following conditions:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer sciences or Humanities, Social Sciences or Cultural Studies
    Or: A comparable academic degree comprising at least 180 ECTS credits, e.g. a teacher training degree in English, in History, … etc
    Information on Bachelor’s degree programmes that are relevant for admission (PDF)
  • English language proficiency in writing and speaking  - level C1
  • A strong interest in video and computer games, analogue games and multimedia applications

Prospective students who apply for admission to a Master’s degree programme taught in English must provide evidence of English language proficiency at the required level at the time of application.

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