• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Free
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
The Master programme in Computer Science - Concurrency and Parallel Programming at Uppsala Universitygives you a unique and valuable opportunity to become an expert at designing and implementing concurrent and parallel software that can leverage the capabilities of modern hardware, from smartphones to clouds and supercomputers.

About

The objective of the Master Programme in Computer Science, specialising in Concurrency and Parallel Programming, is to provide you with a unique and valuable opportunity to become an expert at designing and implementing concurrent and parallel software that can leverage the capabilities of modern hardware, from smartphones to clouds and supercomputers. 

The Master programme in Computer Science - Concurrency and Parallel Programming at Uppsala University covers software development for concurrency and parallelism; modelling, testing, and verification of concurrent systems; energy-efficient computing and advanced computer architectures. About 1/3 of the curriculum consists of elective courses that allow you to create your own profile. The choice of elective courses is made in dialogue with student counsellors and teachers, to ensure that you select courses that match your background along with your personal and professional interests. 

Career

Most of our students go on to work in the commercial IT sector as project managers or consultants in advanced product development or applied research, where they participate in the development of future products.

A number of students start their own companies to develop ideas and concepts acquired during their education. The programme is also an excellent preparation for PhD studies.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of the following courses. The rest of the courses can be chosen based on your personal preference and previous studies. Courses are chosen freely from the Computer Science (general) specialisation.

Semester 1
  • Advanced Computer Science Studies in Sweden
  • Introduction to Parallel Programming
  • Software Testing
  • Language Abstractions for Concurrent and Parallel Programming
Semester 2
  • Low-Level Parallel Programming,
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Testing Concurrent and Parallel Software
Semester 3
  • Parallel Programming for Efficiency
  • Project in Concurrent and Parallel Programming
Semester 4
  • Degree Project in Computer Science with Concurrent and Parallel Programming
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    575

    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:

    90

    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

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 90 credits in computer science, including programming, algorithms and data structures, computer architecture and operating Systems; and
  • 30 credits in mathematics.

Selection:Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee:SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester:SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total:SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 /month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.