Software Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13390
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Software Development programme from IT University of Copenhagen is open both to students with an undergraduate degree in computer science or software development, and to graduates from other study areas. Whether you hold a bachelor in computer science, or in business and marketing, we help you to grow research level expertise in software science.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Software Development from IT University of Copenhagen gives you access to cutting edge knowledge in software design, programming languages, databases, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, algorithms, software development processes, requirements, organisation and management.The programme gives you opportunity to work with all phases of the development process – analysis, design, development, test and launch, and you will learn how to design and program software systems of all scales, from mobile applications to web based business solutions.

The programme has an international perspective and is therefore taught in English. In 2011, 38 % of students admitted to Software Development were international students and 20 % were female students.

You can choose between two different admission areas depending on whether or not you have an IT-related background.

  • Design track
  • Advanced Computing track
Career prospects
The competencies of Software Development and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both Danish and global context, working as e.g.:
  • System Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Architect
  • Database manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project manager
  • System consultant in a broader sense

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introductory Programming
  • Introduction to Database Design
  • Course or Project
  • Programming Workshop
  • Foundations of Computing: Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Foundations of Computing: Discrete Mathematics
  • Software Engineering and Software Qualities
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You are required to have:

  • A university or professional bachelor’s degree, or corresponding degree.
  • If you hold a bachelor's degree from a country outside the EU/EEA, your degree should preferably be within the area of science or engineering.
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level.
  • Software Development applicants for the Advanced Computing admission area must have a qualifying (bachelor) degree related to software development with substantial programming content. Additionally, applicants must have, during their bachelor studies, studied Programming, Foundations and Software Engineering. This should be thoroughly described in the cover letter.
  • Applicants for the Design admission area must have a bachelor degree in a non-software area.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 13390 International
  • Free EU/EEA

EU/EEA citizens are not to pay any tuition fees (including citizens of the Nordic countries). Non EU/EEA citizens are to pay tuition fees; The tuition fee for a two years full study is 200,000 DKK. The tuition fees are payable by biannual instalments in advance of each term, i.e. DKK 50,000 per term.

Funding

Scholarships

The IT University of Copenhagen offers state scholarships to three or four exceptionally talented MSc applicants (full-degree students) from outside EU and EEA every year. The scholarships will be offered to the applicants who achieve the best scores according to the criteria in our admission rules. The state scholarships consist of free tuition and partly covering of living expenses.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarships. The IT University considers all admitted MSc students for the scholarships and informs the students chosen for the scholarships in their letter of admission.

Please note that if you recieve a scholarship, you will have to follow and pass full time studies.

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