At the Tampere University Game Research Lab we educate future game experts. We train people to understand games; how they work, how they are designed, enacted and played, what they mean for players personally and for all of us culturally, how they bridge play and work, and how they can be used and abused.
We have a particularly wide perspective on games. We look at digital and non-digital games, hard core and casual play, recreational and goal-oriented gaming, as well as more specific areas such as gambling, gamification, and just plain old play.
Our students are part of the team and there are strong links between our research and teaching. If you want to be a specialist on games, apply to the Media Studies specialization in bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences, or directly into the Master’s Program in Game Studies at Tampere University, or to our doctoral degree programme.
Welcome to our degree studies!