MSc Computer Science

Reykjavik University

Program Description

MSc Computer Science

Reykjavik University

The MSc in Computer Science at Reykjavik University is a very flexible programme that allows students the opportunity to tailor their study plan to their own needs and ambitions. Students who demonstrate exceptional qualifications during the course can apply to enter the research-based route. In the past research work undertaken by our students has led to the international publication of the results.

Why study Computer Science at Reykjavik University?

  • Small class sizes and close interaction between students and faculty
  • Exceptional faculty that feature world-renowned professors
  • Programmes can be tailored to student's interests
  • Courses range from practical to theoretical
  • Students can work on cutting-edge research with one of the many research centres
  • The University is home to a number of research centres including Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Language Technology and Engineering Software

Entry requirements

Bachelors degree

B.Sc degree in Computer Science or a related area


Students whose first degree is not in Computer Science may be required to complete preparatory classes from the undergraduate Computer Science degree at Reykjavik University

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English are required to provide certifications of TOEFL scores or comparable tests. The TOEFL DI Code is 8825.


The Master´s programme in Computer Science is ordinarily completed in two years. The programme is available through two study routes, course-based or research based.

Course-based route:

Three terms are spent taking courses, in the final term students write their thesis. Students must complete 90ECTS of course-work, and at least 30ECTS of project work, which can be a group project.

Research-based route:

Students spend two semesters taking courses and one year working on a research project. Students complete at least 60ECTS of coursework and 60ECTS is devoted to an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member

Admission requirements

The requirements specified below are the minimum requirements for admission to the University. Please ensure you check individual programme requirements as these vary between departments.


BA, BSc, B.Ed., and Diploma Programmes

To be eligible for entry to an undergraduate programme at Reykjavik University, you must have:

Completed a matriculation examination, or another comparable education, other degrees will be considered on an individual basis.


Possess equivalent maturity and knowledge in the opinion of administrators in the respective department.

In evaluating applications, the factors considered are grades on matriculation examination, further education, professional experience, participation in extracurricular activities, and fields of interest. Applicants are therefore encouraged to specify everything they feel may benefit their application


All applicants are required to have completed or be in the final year of, a Bachelors degree to apply for our graduate programmes.

For those in the final year of study, satisfactory completion of the degree will be a condition for entry. Normally, candidates are expected to have a degree that is relevant to the Masters for which they are applying, there are however exceptions to this rule, so students are advised to refer to the individual programmes admission requirements.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 20, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
2 years
Full time
366,000 ISK
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For EU/EEA students the deadline is January 31st.
Iceland - Reykjavík
Start date : Aug. 2019
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For EU/EEA students the deadline is January 31st.
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Aug. 2019
Iceland - Reykjavík
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For EU/EEA students the deadline is January 31st.
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