Master of Computer Science
Learn more about theoretical and practical approaches to computation and design of computer systems.

Master of Computer Science

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General study focuses

Computer Science is currently one of the most highly sought study fields - offering diverse career opportunities. Through a combination of theoretical and practical modules, the typical one-year-long Master degree course provides core knowledge in:

Algorithms and Data Structures
Programming (Software Engineering)
Computer Systems and Networks
Human-Computer Interaction
Artificial Intelligence

In addition, students can choose from a variety of electives and further specialize in a desirable area. For example, it is possible to concentrate more on programming-oriented topics based on Software Development or, on the other hand, explore the theoretical insights of Computation.  

Admission Requirements

The process of enrolling for a Masters in this exciting field usually begins with the provision of a Bachelor degree in the same or similar area. Candidates are also expected to present strong knowledge in the areas of Mathematics and a language, most commonly in English. 

For undergraduates who are unable to meet the general requirements there is the possibility to look for courses open for students with no similar background. Still, this option might be accompanied by specific academic tests, face-to-face interviews and additional one or two years of study.

Future prospects

Upon graduation different universities award with either a “Master of Science” or “Master of Engineering” degree depending on the chosen interest path. Graduates can look for career opportunities in several public and private sectors including:

Computer Industry (Software, Hardware)
Educational Institutions/Organizations
IT/Communications Sectors
Government Institutions

As an alternative pathway individuals can also consider carrying out research activities or developing a groundbreaking innovation for the further development of the discipline. Freelancing activities are also an option, as there is an urgent need of qualified professionals committed both to a company and their personal ventures.

Master of Computer Science is offered by the following universities and colleges:

    study programmes     universities
comprehensive profile   Computing Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   E-Business (Information Systems)   comprehensive profile   Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Data Driven Design   comprehensive profile   HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   User Experience Design   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Information Architecture and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Data Science   comprehensive profile   Radboud University
comprehensive profile   Computer Science   comprehensive profile   University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Interaction Design   comprehensive profile   IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Building Information Management   comprehensive profile   Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   MS in Technology Management and Innovation   comprehensive profile   Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Engineering Systems: Embedded Systems     Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)
comprehensive profile   Engineering Systems: Sustainable Energy     Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)
comprehensive profile   Computing Science     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   Mathematical Sciences     Utrecht University
comprehensive profile   International Information Systems     Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - FAU
comprehensive profile   Software Engineering and Management     Hochschule Heilbronn
  Computer Science   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Engineering   comprehensive profile   Fachhochschule Graubünden (FHGR)
  Information Sciences   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Master of Marine Technology (M-TECH) - Specialism 1: Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering (HOE); Specialism 2: Atlantic Master on Ship Operation and Naval Engineering (AMASONE)   comprehensive profile   Centrale Nantes (ECN)
  Artificial Intelligence   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Informatik in Teilzeit   comprehensive profile   FH Münster
  Informatik   comprehensive profile   FH Münster
  Parallel and Distributed Computer Systems   comprehensive profile   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  Business Analytics (with specialisation in Computer Science)     University College London
  Master of Philosophy (School of Design, Engineering and Computing)     Bournemouth University
  Web Science     University of Southampton
  Cloud Computing (Extended International)     Staffordshire University
  Wireless Communications and Signal Processing     University of Bristol
  Digital Forensics and Computer Security     University of Derby
  Communication Networks and Signal Processing     University of Bristol
  ACS: Computer Security     University of Manchester
  Information Security     University of Glasgow
  Information Systems (MRes)     Cardiff University
  Computer Science     Plymouth University
  ...     ...


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