Programme Structure

Master's programme courses

The total size of the Master’s programme is 120 EC spread over two years. 1 EC is equivalent to 28 hours of work (both contact-hours and self-study).

Programme structure

The first year is filled with courses, some of which are obligatory, some can be chosen within certain constraints, and some of which can be chosen freely (albeit subject to approval by the programme mentor). The second year may contain some more courses or a 20 EC internship and is finalized with the 30 EC final project, and the 10 EC 'research topics', which is usually a literature study in preparation of the final project.

Internet Science and Technology does not have pre-defined specializations to choose from. Instead, tuning your programme to the specific area within Internet Science that you are most interested in, is done on an individual basis, in discussion with the programme mentor Pieter-Tjerk de Boer. 


The following four courses are mandatory:


At least four courses should be chosen out of the following: 


Suggested elective courses:


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