Master in Computer Science

General

Program Description

Specializations

  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Big Data Engineering
  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Computer Systems Security
  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Foundations of Computing and Concurrency
  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Internet and Web Technology
  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Parallel Computing Systems
  • Master in Computer Science (Joint Degree UvA-VU): Software Engineering and Green IT

Build technology for the information society

The Master’s in Computer Science covers this fascinating and hyper-relevant discipline from multiple angles. The technical side of Computer Science deals with computer operations, like system software, computer networks, and programming environments. The theoretical foundations cover the limits of what can be computed, computational efficiency, correctness, and the intricacies of concurrent execution. Software engineering studies the construction and maintenance of large and often mission-critical software systems that need to be maintained by large teams of people. Because of its prominent role in everyday life, non-functional aspects of information technology are gaining importance in Computer Science, most notably the energy efficiency of data centers and the security of computer systems.

The start dates of this program are September 1st and February 1st.

Note: the track Computer Systems and Security will no longer be available as part of this master’s program from September 2021 onwards. We will start a new Master’s program focussed on computer security. 

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to over ... Read More

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to over 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 122 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. Curious about student life at VU Amsterdam? Click here to ask our International Student Ambassadors. Read less