MSc in Computer Science

Linköping University

Program Description

MSc in Computer Science

Linköping University

Computer science and technology play a key role in every part of the modern world. The master’s programme in Computer Science is based on the need for computer scientists to master the theoretical foundations of the field and be able to integrate them with other technologies.

In addition to core courses in theoretical computer science and programming, the programme includes elective courses, such as artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, the design and programming of computer games, information security, advanced computer graphics, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science.

Applicants are expected to have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills.

Programme description

This programme is aimed at students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. You will learn how to master the theoretical foundations of the field and integrate them with other technologies.

Computer science is one of the most dynamic and expansive fields of science. In addition to having a deep understanding of the theoretical and technical foundations, professionals in this field must be able to apply the technology to challenging problems and integrate it with other technologies. Applicants are expected to have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills.

The first three terms include not only core courses in theoretical computer science and programming, but also elective courses, such as artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, the design and programming of computer games, information security, advanced computer graphics, human-computer interaction and theoretical computer science.

Most courses feature lectures in theory and techniques, which are then applied in practical laboratory work. Some courses also feature projects and seminars.

The programme offers five specialisations:

  • Visualisation and Computer Graphics (new 2016)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Computer Networks, Distributed Systems and Security
  • Embedded Systems
  • Programming and Software Methods.

It is not mandatory to follow a specialisation: you may also tailor your own combination of courses, with full freedom of choice. All specialisations are given in Linköping, except Visualisation and Computer Graphics, which is given at Campus Norrköping.

In the final term you write a thesis, either on your own or with a fellow student. The work involved may be carried out in collaboration with a company, or as a research project within the university.

Linköping University is home to one of the most important centres of computer science and engineering in Northern Europe. With 20 full professors, it is renowned for top-quality research and education. Adjacent to the campus is Mjärdevi Science Park, an incubator with 300 knowledge-intensive companies where many of our alumni are employed.

Career opportunities

After completing this programme, you will have the necessary skills to find work at the forefront of modern software and computer systems technology, as an operating system designer, Internet security specialist, or with visualisation in fields such as medicine, business, and social sciences. You may also opt for a career in research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
126,000 SEK
Information
Deadline
Jan. 16, 2017
Start date Aug. 2017
Place
Sweden Linköping
Application deadline Jan. 16, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 126,000 SEK
All others (per academic year) ; Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees