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   Robotics and Computer Engineering     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Master of Marine Technology (M-TECH) - Specialism 1: Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering (HOE); Specialism 2: Atlantic Master on Ship Operation and Naval Engineering (AMASONE)     Centrale Nantes (ECN)
comprehensive profile   Data Driven Design     HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht
comprehensive profile   Information Technology Law     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Information Architecture and Innovation     Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   MS in Technology Management and Innovation     Central European University (CEU)
comprehensive profile   Software Engineering     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   User Experience Design     Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   E-Business (Information Systems)     Newcastle University Business School
comprehensive profile   Educational Technology     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Software Engineering and Management     Hochschule Heilbronn
comprehensive profile   Applied Measurement Science     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Excellence in Analytical Chemistry (EACH)     University of Tartu
comprehensive profile   Interaction Design     IED Istituto Europeo Di Design
comprehensive profile   International Information Systems     Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - FAU
comprehensive profile   Computer Science     University of Antwerp
comprehensive profile   Engineering Systems: Embedded Systems     Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)
comprehensive profile   Sustainable Building Information Management     Jönköping University
comprehensive profile   Engineering Systems: Sustainable Energy     Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen (HAN)
  Computer Science     Cardiff University
  Computer Networks and Network Design     Middlesex University London
  Informatics     University of Sussex
  Financial Systems Engineering     University College London
  ACS: Multi-Core Computing     University of Manchester
  Computing Research     Robert Gordon University
  Advanced Computing     Imperial College London
  Data Networks and Security     Birmingham City University
  Computer Science by research     Lancaster University
  Computational Neuroscience and Neuroinformatics     Newcastle University
  Computing with International Business     University of Dundee
  Computer Science     Liverpool John Moores University
  Computer Science     Anglia Ruskin University
  Computer Science     Birkbeck, University of London
  Interactive Digital Media     Ravensbourne
  Computer Science     Keele University
  Advanced Computer Science     University of Manchester
  Computer Science by Research     Queen Mary University of London
  Embedded Systems with Management Studies     Kingston University
  Computing (Internet Technology and Security)     The University of Northampton
  ...     ...


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