You have a lot of freedom to customise your Master’s in Computer Science.
Within the Master’s in Computer Science, you build expertise in a specific field by following one of the four specialisations. In addition, you can tailor your Master’s to your interests and ambitions by choosing advanced and elective courses. The freedom to customise your programme will ensure you become the cyber security engineer, data analyst, software architect, or internet security specialist you want to be.
Your curriculum depends on the choices you make when you compose your Master’s. There are two steps you need to take.
During your Master’s in Computer Science, you will earn a total of 120 EC in two years.
In the first year, you take the mandatory course Computer Ethics to learn about key ethical concerns in contemporary computing and to understand philosophical concepts in ethical analysis. In the profiling space, you can take electives in a topic of your interest, do an internship, or study abroad: for example, you can participate in an exchange programme at a foreign university, a study tour, or a summer school (30 EC in total). In the second year, you will start working on your master’s thesis, so you will spend most of your time doing research under the guidance of the respective research group. You can also opt for an external master’s thesis at a company.
Below, you can find the general structure of this Master’s. As you have a lot of freedom to customise your programme, the exact courses you will take depend on the choices you make at the start of and throughout your studies.
General structure of Computer Science
Year 1 and 2
Compulsory courses for all Master’s students
Computer Ethics (5 EC)
Core specialisation courses
The mandatory courses vary depending on your specialisation (20 EC).
Advanced specialisation courses
Limited choice depending on your specialisation (15-20 EC).
Electives from other CS specialisations or related Master’s programmes (EE, EMSYS, BIT, ITECH, and AM), an internship, study abroad (30 EC).
Research Topics (10 EC) and Final Project (30 EC)