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This master's in Computer Science focuses not only on the development of ICT systems in their societal context, but also on technological aspects and applications of embedded systems.

Our two-year Master’s in Computer Science is internationally oriented and taught entirely in English. You can start either in September or February. The pre-master's begins in September. Here, you can read more about the programme structure and the pre-master's. You can learn more about our admission requirements and also find more information about career perspectives and read testimonials of Computer Science students.

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We also offer a Bachelor's (BSc.) in Technical Computer Science.

What is Computer Science

ICT is omnipresent in modern society. The latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom. That's why our programme focuses on the development of ICT systems in their societal context and also on technological aspects and applications of embedded systems.

Development processes of sophisticated software systems are also crucial. You will be trained to combine a scientific mind-set with specialist technical knowledge. You will also learn to design, analyse, validate and implement state-of-the-art ICT systems in their operational context.

Programme overview

Master’s degree in Computer Science
Certification: MSc
CROHO code
Electrical Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science
2 years
Full-time (no part-time programs possible)
English taught
Starting date
1 February 2022
1 September 2022
1 February 2023
1 September 2023
Numerus fixus
Does not apply for the programme

Research and specialisation at the University of Twente

As a master’s student in Computer Science, you will engage in in-depth study of wireless and sensor systems, computer security, data science or methods for reliability. At the same time, you will focus on more fundamental aspects of information technology, such as software engineering and information systems. Many students are co-author of scientific reports, for example for the Digital Society Insitute. You can choose one of four specialisations:

six reasons for studying computer science at twente

  1. Our Computer Science programme combines highly specialised areas of computer science. The two main pillars are: Dependable Networked Systems and Human Centered Computing. We will give you the tools you need to make a valuable and lasting contribution to this fascinating and challenging field.
  2. Your lecturers are renowned researchers eager to share their latest insights with you. They have world-leading competencies in the ability to do multi-disciplinary research. The quality of our research is excellent and our societal impact is strong.
  3. We combine computer science and engineering with social sciences. This is typical of the UT’s High Tech Human Touch approach.
  4. Our university is very active in European public-private partnerships.
  5. We have a successful tenure track system for scouting young talent. PhD students from across the world are enthusiastic about our open research environment for sharing and collaborating.
  6. As part of the most entrepreneurial university in our country, Computer Science delivers about four spinoff companies each year. Twente is a great place for incubator centres, accelerators and venture capitalists.

Career prospects

The job market for computer science professionals is full of opportunities. Our graduates find employment in ICT R&D, IT management and IT consulting. They work in settings ranging from small companies to leading multinationals. Many start their own businesses. Others work for government agencies or pursue a PhD.

Typical jobs could be:

  • (Cyber) Security Consultant
  • Security Analyst
  • (Information) Security Architect
  • Data Scientist
  • Web Service Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Verification Engineer

Find out what other career opportunities you might have depending on your specialisation.

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