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MSc in Computer Science

Linköping University
Length: 2 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Master's degree
Location: Linköping
Language: English
Start date: August 2018

Program description

computer science program

MSc in Computer Science

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

During the first three semesters of study, courses will include core topics in theoretical computer science and programming, and elective courses in topics such as:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Databases and data mining
  • The design and programming of computer games
  • Information security
  • Advanced computer graphics
  • Human-computer interaction

Graduates of the computer science program are prepared for a career at the frontline of modern software technology such as operative system designer, Internet security specialists or game engine programmer. The program also prepares students for a career in research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree.

Applications for Linköping University's international degree programs starting in autumn 2018, are now open!

Admission requirements

In order to be accepted into this program, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, alternatively, a bachelor's degree with a minor in computer science or related subject area, with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in computer-related subjects (e.g. programming, data structures, databases, software engineering, computer hardware, computer networks). The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognized university. The university has to be listed in the latest edition of the International Handbook of Universities.
  • At least 24 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the program including courses in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics. 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognized test.

Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.

  • Group 1: High
  • Group 2: Good
  • Group 3: Low 

Tuition & fees

  • Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees
  • All others: approx. USD 14,500/EUR 13,000 (SEK 126,000) per academic year

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Linköping University

Linköping University in Sweden

Linköping University (LiU) is a research-based university offering excellence in education. Located in Linköping and Norrköping in east Sweden, about 150 kilometres south of Stockholm. With over 27,000 students, the majority study in Linköping, on Campus Valla or the University Hospital Campus, and one...

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