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Master's Programme in Computing Science

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Do you want to expand your knowledge in problem solving and programming? The Master’s programme in Computing Science is directed towards students who want to achieve further understanding of the field and develop a scientific attitude characterised by logical reasoning and critical analysis. Following your degree you can enter PhD studies or development work in computing science in a company.

While studying

Necessary qualifications for being able to follow the programme are theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding algorithmic problem solving, including well-developed programming skills. In particular, you must be able to program in programming languages such as C, Java, and Python and, if necessary, quickly become acquainted with further programming languages. You must also be familiar with the basics of discrete mathematics and fundamental concepts from the theory of computation such as automata, formal languages, computability, and computational complexity.

Thesis completes your studies

During the first semester of the programme you will take four courses of which two are mandatory: Artificial Intelligence – Methods and Applications and Efficient Algorithms. The two remaining courses are Database System Principles and Computational Complexity. The latter two are not mandatory, but are pre-selected and highly recommended. Towards the end of the programme, after taking a number of elective courses, you will take the course Student Conference in Computing Science that gives a hands-on introduction to scientific writing. This course will prepare you for your master thesis comprising 30 ECTS credits, which completes your studies.

Software development

The programme courses consist of lectures, seminars, group work and tutorials in conjunction with different types of assignments and laboratory work. These assignments are usually mandatory and often consist of software development of some kind. Count on a 40-hour work week even if there are fewer hours scheduled. You are expected to organize your work by yourself in a way that suits you and your studies.

Your teachers are also scientists in the fields in which they teach. All teaching is in English.

Programme overview

Career opportunities

The scientific way of thinking that characterises the programme yields a solid foundation for future PhD studies, but also enables you to work independently with specialised positions in industry. You may find your future workplace at a university or private research institute or with companies such as Ericsson, Facebook, Volvo, Tieto or an overwhelming number of smaller IT-related companies.

Common job titles:

  • Researcher
  • Project leader in the IT-business
  • Systems developer
  • Algorithm designer
  • Data consultant

Continue with PhD studies

Following your degree you can apply for positions as a PhD student in Computer Science or related areas all around the world. You can also work in the industry, where highly educated computer scientists are highly sought-after, or in the public sector.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Computing Science, 120 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2021

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 75 ECTS in Computer Science which include a thesis of at least 15 ECTS, and a minimum of 22,5 ECTS in Mathematics including a course that conveys basic knowledge regarding formal logic. b) Good theoretical and practical knowledge and skills regarding algorithms and data structures, programming in different programming languages such as Java and C++. Courses on the theoretical foundations of Computer Science comprising at least 7,5 ECTS . Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-P5024

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2021 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2021.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK71,400

Total fee

SEK285,600

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2021

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 75 ECTS in Computer Science which include a thesis of at least 15 ECTS, and a minimum of 22,5 ECTS in Mathematics including a course that conveys basic knowledge regarding formal logic. b) Good theoretical and practical knowledge and skills regarding algorithms and data structures, programming in different programming languages such as Java and C++. Courses on the theoretical foundations of Computer Science comprising at least 7,5 ECTS . Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M5024

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2021.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK71,400

Total fee

SEK285,600

Frequently asked questions

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Contact persons for the programme are:
Jerry Eriksson, Program Coordinator