The department of Information technology at Uppsala University is world leading in computer science research. Courses are taught by experts in their field and are always up to date.
They teach in an international environment that provides you with a worldwide network of professional contacts: researchers, teachers and fellow students.
The Computer Science programme has three specialisations:
Within each specialisation you can create your own profile by choosing courses that match your background along with your personal and professional interests.
The Master Programme in Computer Science provides you with the opportunity to work in a number of different areas. Job opportunities are abundant due to the increasing dependence on computers in all sectors of society.
You subsequently obtain considerable potential to determine your own future, and to constantly be on the front line of developments.
Most of our students 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.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Computer Science as the main field of study.
Core courses deal with language abstractions for parallel and concurrent languages, advanced computer architectures, and parallel programming in various ways. About 1/3 of the curriculum consists of elective courses that allow you to create your own profile. The third semester of the programme normally includes a larger project course. This project is followed in the last term by a master's thesis that can be carried out in industry or at a university. It is common that the thesis serves as a gateway to the labour market.
During the first two terms, you may choose, together with a tutor, courses from the following subfields:
The third term normally consists of a major project course where a large group of students work with a developmental project in collaboration with private industry.
This project is followed in the last term by a master's thesis that can be carried out in industry or at a university. Many students choose to do their master's thesis outside Sweden, and it is common that the thesis serves as a gateway to the labour market.
The final term is a thesis project where you can work in industry or in a research group, possibly outside Sweden. It is not uncommon that the thesis is a starting point for your further career.
We offer you a wide range of courses in computer science (see under the link Programme Syllabus). All students can create their own specialisation by individually combining courses, in dialogue with student counsellors and teachers. Most courses integrate theory with practical exercises. By selecting suitable courses, you can become specialised in different areas of computer science. The second semester can be the exchange semester.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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.
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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).
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).
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
For detailed information about requirements, click the button Visit programme website.
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
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