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Masters in Computer Science - Practical expertise, theoretical excellence
Computer Science studies the technology that has become ubiquitous in our global, connected society. Traditionally, the computer had been the primary object of study. Nowadays, globally distributed information processing services have taken center stage, with the Internet connecting a wide variety of information processing devices, ranging from mobile phones to data centers operated by the world leadership companies. The technical side of Computer Science deals with computer operations, like system software, computer networks, and programming environments. The theoretical foundations cover, for example, limits of what can be computed, computational efficiency, correctness, and the intricacies of concurrent execution. Software engineering studies 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.
Students aiming to enroll in the Master Computer Science are required to have a solid background on the level of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or similar. The program is structured in multiple, focused specializations from which a student chooses one according to personal preferences. The program is organized in close collaboration with the University of Amsterdam.
The program in a nutshell
The Master's program of Computer Science currently offers six distinct tracks:
- Big Data Engineering
- Computer Systems Security
- Foundations of Computing and Concurrency
- Internet and Web Technology
- Parallel Computing Systems
- Software Engineering and Green IT
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
Computer Science graduates are in demand. The vast majority of our students (90%) embark on a career in consultancy, the software business, other private sector businesses or the government sector. Jobs include systems manager, information analyst, software engineer, policy advisor or project manager. Others set up their own company. Graduates with excellent grades can apply for a PhD position.
Tuition & fees
The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.
Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880 . The university offers over 120 English taught programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral level. Students and staff of 84 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The...