Master in Computer Sciences

University of Geneva

Program Description

Master in Computer Sciences

University of Geneva


Master in Computer Sciences

The Master in Computer Sciences rovides comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the information and communication sciences. It includes courses in various areas, such as science, economics and social sciences, on subjects like data-mining, information research, man-machine interfaces, cryptography and security, distributed computing, automatic language processing and knowledge modelling.

The programme benefits from the excellent synergies that exist within the Computer Science Centre (CUI). Students may also enhance their training with a three-month work placement in a company. This Master’s programme provides students with solid skills in computer science as well as special expertise within their chosen area of specialisation.


  • Required courses (30Credits):
    Information processing and analysis; Metaheuristics for optimisation; Software modelling and verification; Systems modelling and design; Semantic web technology; Seminar of introduction to research; Linguistic and empirical approaches to language processing.
  • Electives (30Credits):
    Advanced tools; Modelling and simulation of natural phenomena; Security of information systems; Techniques in man-machine interaction; Seminars on emerging industrial and scientific topics; Service innovation lab; Services – from concept to market; Knowledge organisation systems; Project on new information and communication technologies (NTIC); Topics in natural language processing, etc.
  • Dissertation (30Credits)


Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master’s degree.


A Master in Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, in areas such as:

  • Analysis and management of large volumes of data (Big Data)
  • Network management
  • Project management
  • Teaching
  • IT firms
  • Banks
  • Service industry
  • Administration and public services.

Admission Criteria

A Bachelor in Computer Science or an equivalent degree, as determined by a review of the candidate’s application. Prerequisites may be required.


Deadline: 30 April 2017*
(28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations)

*Candidates who hold a Swiss Bachelor or equivalent degree and have not been able to meet this deadline may contact the Faculty’s academic advisor and the person in charge of the Master’s programme to find out if it is possible to join the course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French

Last updated November 17, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Feb., 2017
3 semesters
Full time
Apr. 30, 2017
28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations
Start date Feb., 2017
Switzerland Geneva
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2017
28 February 2017 for applicants who require a visa under Swiss Confederation regulations
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Duration 3 semesters
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