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An introduction to Game Research

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: TIA248
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 1 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Games have been a part of human culture since ancient times. They have evolved in to many different forms and serve many different target groups, not least since the introduction of computer games. This course provides an overview of games in all their forms as well as theoretical concepts and frameworks to analyze games.

The course is divided into five successive modules that consider different forms of games and different perspectives of gaming.

  • Games as systems and general concepts to describe games and gaming.
  • How players perceive and immerse themselves into games, play experience as a perceptual stance.
  • Various media's impact on games and gaming.
  • How the line between games and other activities can be erased by technology and game design.
  • The use of games for other purposes than to entertain.

Practical experience of game analyzed is obtained by playing these games being part of the course work.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor degree of 180 credits or 60 credits in the main field of study of Computer Science. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

E-post:, tel: 031-772 1071


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