Master of Social Sciences in Game Studies


Tampere University Masters Programmes

Full time See Course Other two years full-time

About the course

Expanding from entertainment to other areas of life, games have grown into a form of culture and human interaction that is a crucial part of our social life and current media landscape.

The programme is particularly targeted at training experts on games and play. We approach games and play from the interconnected perspectives of games, game players, production of games, and games in cultures. These four perspectives open up to the following four areas: analysing the meaning and form of games and play; understanding the people who play games and the game cultures they create; addressing questions relating to the creation and development of games; and making sense of the societal and cultural framing of games. 

The programme will give you the academic skills needed to analyse, observe,

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree which corresponds to at least 180 ECTS (European credits) or to three years of full-time study from a relevant field for the Master’s degree programme that you’re applying to from a recognised institution of higher education the Bachelor's degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility for university-level master's degree studies in the country in which it was awarded.

AND a good command of the English language for academic purposes. For more information, please see: View Website


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