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Universal Design of ICT

If you want to become a specialist in universal design of ICT systems.

Aims and content

With the emerging e-society, it is becoming essential that all electronic information and services should be accessible for all, regardless of devices, situations, and abilities. This requires competent ICT professionals who are able to create universally accessible user interfaces. Furthermore, the emergence of the e-society poses a great challenge on ICT infrastructure and services in our society.

More about aims and contents.

This programme in Universal Design of ICT aims to meet the growing need for knowledge and expertise in universal design of ICT solutions.

The programme is relevant for those holding a competence within human-computer interaction, interaction designers, software engineers and related professionals in the public sectors. The programme is also relevant for those interested in further education at doctoral level.


Application deadline

  • Applicants from outside EU/EEA, Switzerland and Nordic countries: 15th December
  • Applicants from EU/EEA, Switzerland and Nordic countries: 1st March


This Master's programme has an online application form. After you have finished the online application procedure, you must either upload or send us the enclosure form together with duplicates of all diplomas and certificates which are to provide the basis for admission. All necessary information will be sent to you by e-mail, so please make sure to register the correct e-mail address.

Admission requirements

Formal admission requirements:

The minimum requirements for admission to Master's programmes are specified in Section 3 of the Requirements Regulations for Master's Degrees (Forskrift om krav til mastergrad), issued by the Ministry of Education and Research on the 2nd of July 2002.

Special Admission Requirements:

In order to be qualified for the Master's programme, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information technology or other equivalent qualifications which includes at least 80 ECTS within the field of computer science.

Programme content and structure

2 Year

Part-time or full-time.

Full-time 2 years
Part time 4 years
Full-time 2 years

3 semester10 credits
Master’s Thesis
4 semester60 credits
Part time 4 years

4 Year

Part time 4 years
Part time 4 years

7 semester10 credits
Master’s Thesis
8 semester60 credits

Programme information


Master Programme in Universal Design of ICT August 16, 2016 120 2 years (full-time), 4 years (part-time) Pilestredet, Oslo English This programme has no tuition fees. A semester fee of approx. NOK 840 (EUR 90) is payable each semester.

More about the programme

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Contact us

Academic coordinator:  Siri Kessel 
Administrative coordinator:  Section for Academic Affairs 

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Career opportunities

The Master's programme produces qualified ICT professionals for software development, consulting companies, and innovative businesses within universally designed ICT solutions; e.g. web applications, work applications, mobile services, consumer electronics or electronic self-service machines.

More about career opportunities

Norway, like many other countries is increasingly introducing legal requirements for greater accessibility to ensure equal access to participation in society and the workforce for people with impairments. This leads in turn to a growing need for skilled professionals who can ensure that ICT infrastructure meets these accessibility requirements.

The master’s programme in Universal Design of ICT forms the basis for further education at Ph.D. level.

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