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Tallinn University Master in Digital Learning Games
Tallinn University

Master in Digital Learning Games

Tallinn, Estonia

4 Semesters


Full time

01 Jul 2024

01 Sep 2024

EUR 3,000 / per semester *


* non EU/EEA citizen

Virtual Open Doors 2024


Digital Learning Games (DLG) is a Master’s program that combines game design with education sciences. Our goal is to bring together people from different backgrounds, form heterogeneous teams, and make games that tackle educational and societal issues.

What do we do?

At its core, DLG is a game design program. It offers courses on game design, game studies, asset creation, game development, and project management. What makes us different from other programs is that we focus on learning games and so-called serious games: games that can be used in education and training, raise awareness about social issues, improve players’ physical and mental health, and so on. To that end, the program also covers psychological and pedagogical aspects related to games.

While game design forms the core of the program, DLG students can choose between three specialization tracks: game development (coding); interaction and user experience design; and educational psychology. Whether you would like to work in education, pursue a research career, or join the game industry, you will find courses in the program that can support you along the way.

Why Digital Learning Games?

  • Hands-on teamwork: Our philosophy is that the best way to learn is by doing, which is why many courses in Digital Learning Games are structured as team projects focused on producing a tangible outcome. By working as part of a heterogeneous, international team, you will be able not only to practice what you have learned in the course but also improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • Interdisciplinarity: Digital Learning Games integrates game design with education sciences and psychology, offering a uniquely multifaceted approach to digital games. With a century-old tradition as a teacher training institution, Tallinn University is ranked by QS among the top 300 universities in the world in the field of Education and Training.
  • Intercultural community: DLG brings together people from different parts of the world (we have had students from over 25 countries so far). We offer a diverse and enriching environment for study, collaboration, and social life.
  • Innovation-centered environment: Estonia is one of Europe’s innovation hubs, having the most start-ups per capita and being the world’s first nation to introduce e-government. You will be able to take part in hackathons, game jams, and ICT events both at and outside of Tallinn University.
  • Project opportunities: We have worked on various international and national research and development projects related to creating games and using them in education and training. The best DLG students get an opportunity to contribute to these projects.

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