University of Bergen

Informatics-Visualization, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master program in Visualization at University of Bergen is organized as a logical sequence of courses. This implies that advanced courses are building upon basic courses, the universal knowledge in visualization will be profiled more specifically according to candidate´s preferences.


A prerequisite in this Master program is INF 251 Computer Graphics. It provides the technical basis for studying visualization in-depth. Students get familiar with 3D computer graphics, graphics data representation, graphics hardware, and the overall graphics pipeline. This course is an essential prerequisite for further courses in the visualization curriculum.

The normal situation would be that INF 251 is taken already in the Bachelor program so as to be ready for visualization in the beginning of the Master program (students who did not take INF 251 during their Bachelor studies are able to enter the Master in Visualization studies even though this is considered suboptimal).

The INF 252 Visualizationcourse is the central course in the visualization curriculum. This course covers perceptual aspects of human vision, principles of transforming the digital data into knowledge through computer graphics and interaction. The course covers a broad spectrum of visualization techniques that are based on the character of the digital information that is to be transformed to user´s understanding. The normal program would assume the INF 252 course to be taken in the first semester of the Master program.

The Informatics-Visualization programme is offered by the University of Bergen.

Programme Structure

  • Algorithms
  • Visualization
  • Seminar in Visualization
  • Project in informatics
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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

Admission Requirements

A first degree (bachelor's degree) of three or four years duration from an approved institution of higher education, as well as proficiency in the English language. The strictly required prerequisite is an education corresponding to a Norwegian Bachelor degree in informatics or computer science. Profound skills in programming in at least one programming language are expected. Interests in other science domains or industrial areas are very welcome.

 Your bachelor's degree must as a minimum include courses equalling 20 ECTS of mathematics and 60 ECTS of informatics.

Tuition Fee

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The University of Bergen is publicly funded and offers tuition-free quality education for all students, regardless of citizenship.

Living costs for Bergen

  • 10362 - 16830 NOK/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.

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