M.Sc. Computing Science

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 February: September (non-EEA: September). Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
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Start date: September  2014, February  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

Students will be provided with a strong foundation in the concepts, analysis techniques, and design methods underlying the development of modern information and software systems.

An integrated mix of disciplinary knowledge, design and experimentation, and research results in these six thematic focus areas: * Software design * Formal methods and program analysis * Algorithm design and complexity * Advanced planning and decision making * Decision support systems and their realization (Engineering Bayes) * Algorithmic data analysis (Big Data) The content of the study programme offers the opportunity of great flexibility to students, and to combine courses in individual study lines. Graduates qualify for PhD studies in the areas of the thematic focus areas and in a broad range of other subareas of computer science. Next to this our graduates are also in demand and find jobs in a great variety of industries and companies, such as: KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) Google and Philips.

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 30%
  • practice: 40%
  • self study: 30%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is recommended.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 10%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 20%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 20%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Software technology:

Formal methods and program analysis:

Algorithm design and complexity:

Advanced planning and decision making:

Decision support systems:

Algorithmic data analysis:

Requirements

Language test

Written request

Written request

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Utrecht University:
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of highly talented prospective, non-Dutch students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University.
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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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