Mathematics and Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
  • English, French (book IELTS)
University rank #60 (ARWU) ,
The Master in Mathematics and Computer Science takes an in-depth look at the various fields of mathematics, integrating a sizeable component on programming and new computer technologies.


The programme establishes tangible connections between the various theories and methodologies unique to mathematics and computer science. Students are introduced to topics such as modelling, simulation, information management, database design and multimedia security.

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university, under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.

The Master of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, including:

  • Applied research in the private sector
  • Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies and industry
  • Consulting
  • Academic research (doctoral, post-doctoral)
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

  • Required courses and electives

Students must take 12 semester-long courses, including at least 4 in mathematics and 4 in computer science.

E.g. Geometric Integration, The Ising Model, Number Theory, Knot Theory, Lie Algebras, Probabilistic Algorithms, Parallel Algorithms, Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Multimedia Security

  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.


Academic Requirements

A Bachelor in Mathematics or in Mathematics and Computer Science, or a degree deemed equivalent upon review of the application.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    916 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 458 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    916 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 458 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.

Living costs for Genève

  • 1350 - 2000 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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


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