Uppsala University

Computational Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition Fee
    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    Tuition fee
  • English
Computer simulations of complex problems play a key role in todays scientific studies and engineering design. The Master Programme in Computational Science at Uppsala University provides you with the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of natural science or technology, with a specialisation in computers and mathematical modelling


Large or small, at the macro or micro level – various phenomena are today studied on a computer screen. To be able to use, develop and apply computer simulations within a certain subject area requires not only a solid background in the actual subject field such as chemistry or physics, but also computational methods, advanced computers, software, programming, as well as statistical and mathematical models. 

The Master Programme in Computational Science from Uppsala University provides you with this knowledge.

Why this course?

The multidisciplinary character of computational science is reflected in the content of the Master Programme in Computational Science and contains a wide range of elective courses. You can choose between five recommended tracks of courses or you can tailor your own track depending on your educational background and areas of interest with regard to applications in science. 


The interdisciplinary content of the programme provides you with unique skills currently in demand in the labor market. There is an increasing need of qualified manpower that can combine scientific knowledge with mathematical modeling, programming of advanced computer systems, large scale data analysis and proficiencies in using modern computational scientific tools. This combination is important, and a rapid increase in demand for qualified people with such combination is expected  – both in Sweden and internationally.

The professional career may be in scientific or technical research and development, as scientific and/or technical advisor, consultant or project leader. The programme also prepares you for PhD studies in e.g. computational science, physics, bioscience, and mathematics.

Programme Structure

The five different study tracks consists of a package of preselected courses that gives you a specialization into the specific field and these are:

  • Numerical and mathematical modeling
  • Computational physics
  • Computational chemistry
  • Computational finance
  • Data engineering
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:


    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:


    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:


    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. The main field of study must be within science, engineering, mathematics or computer science.
Also required is:

  • 30 credits in mathematics, including algebra, linear algebra, calculus and vector calculus;
  • 5 credits in programming; and
  • 5 credits in numerical methods (numerical analysis or scientific computing).

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 Applies to you

    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 Applies to you

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


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

Living costs for Uppsala

6,573 - 6,670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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


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.