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MSc Computer Science, 120 credits

Computer Science


Computer science and technology play a key role in every part of the modern world. The master's programme in Computer Science is based on the need for computer scientists to master the theoretical foundations of the field and to be able to apply and integrate them with other technologies.

The first semester of the programme comprises mandatory core courses in theoretical computer science and programming such as Theory of Computing and Database Technology.

The second and third semesters include elective courses based on students’ areas of specialisation such as: artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, internet computing, the design and programming of computer games, information security, language technology, advanced computer graphics, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science or the design and implementation of computer languages.

Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science with a major in Computer Science
Language: English
Duration: Two years, 120 credits
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91106
Application period: mid-Oct - 15 Jan
Start date: August

For students presently in Swedish higher educational systems

Due to practical implications, you may not have reached the 150 credits required for applying before the deadline of the first application round on 15 January.

We therefore recommend you to submit your application during the second application round, 15 March – 15 April.

Please apply at www.antagning.se

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: SEK 140,000 (approx. USD 20,000/EUR 15,000) per academic year

More about tuition fees

Programme specific requirements

Applicants shall have:

  • a bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, alternatively, a bachelor's degree with a minor in computer science or related subject area, with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in computer-related subjects (e.g. programming, data structures, databases, software engineering, computer hardware, computer networks)
  • at least 24 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant to the program including courses in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics

Read more about entry requirements and the application process.


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Last updated: 2016-04-27