MSc Computer Science

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Program Description

This two-year master’s programme offers stimulating, significant and innovative research at an internationally renowned institute and combines theoretical, experimental and applied approaches.

What does this Master’s programme entail?

The Computer Science master's programme offers six specialisations that combine excellent theoretical teaching with possibilities for applied work with industrial relevance. This is achieved by intensive collaboration with companies at the Leiden Centre of Data Science.

Course themes include topics such as Evolutionary Algorithms, Neural Networks, Databases and Data Mining, Swarm-Based Computation, Bayesian Networks, Multimedia Systems, Embedded Systems and Software, Advanced Compilers and Architectures, Bio-Modeling and Petri Nets.

Why study Computer Science at Leiden University?

  • Interdisciplinary research opportunities, as well as industrial applications, provide you with exciting possibilities. The industrial application areas and interdisciplinary activities include, among others: Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Medicine, Pharma, Physics, Engineering Applications, Logistics Applications, Energy and Utility related Applications and Financial Applications.
  • You will benefit from our diverse collaborations and the possibilities for internships and projects with our partners such as BMW, ING and Strukton.
  • You have ample of opportunities to assemble your own study path: an individually tailored programme will be designed for each student.

Specialisations

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics
  • Computer Science and Education
  • Computer Science and Science Communication and Society
  • Computer Science and Business Studies
  • Data Science: Computer Science

Computer Science: the right Master’s programme for you?

The programme is open for students with an internationally recognized bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent. You will be trained as an independent researcher, equipped with the necessary skills to advance your career as a computer scientist.

Admission and application

Do you want to apply for the master’s programme Computer Science at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your programme by following the step-by-step guide in the application and admission section:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/computer-science/admission-and-application

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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