About this program
MSc Computing Science
You will develop and expand your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Data Science and Systems Complexity, Intelligent Systems and Visual Computing, or Software Engineering and Distributed Systems. All our courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. As well as the acquisition of core computing science skills, the Program also focuses on mathematics and research methodology, while research and presentation skills are developed in student colloquia. Project management and related topics are offered for those aiming to go into business rather than academia. You will make active use of all the skills you acquire in research projects, either within the university or during business and industrial internships.
Because computing science is pivotal in many areas of research, students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine and astronomy. In addition, contacts with many businesses facilitate internships in a variety of fields, matching the interests of most students.
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previous education -A universitary Bachelor's degree in Computing Science.
knowledge minimum - Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.
previous education - A Bachelor's degree in Computing Science. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master Program for which you applied.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Intelligent Systems and Visual Computing
- Data Science and Systems Complexity
- Software Engineering and Distributed Systems
- Science Business and Policy
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.
- Tuition fees for EU/EEA Students: € 2,314 per year
- Tuition fees for Non-EU/EEA Students: € 20,700 per year
Credits: 120 ECTS
MSc in Computing Science
Once you have completed the Master's degree Program in Computing Science, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to future employment. There are almost no areas of business or research that do not require computer scientists, either software engineers and architects, or researchers. Our students usually secure suitable jobs within one month of graduation (or even before they graduate).
After graduating, most of our alumni go to work in software companies (or they found their own) or academia, usually by entering a PhD Program.
Those in industry are generally promoted to managerial roles after a few years and, for example, become project managers. In academia the usual path is from PhD via post-doctoral researcher to university staff member, though quite a few of our successful PhD students have moved on to industry as well. Many MSc and PhD students have gone into the field of medical imaging, either at various universities or in the research labs of large companies. More and more are moving into bioinformatics.
- As a data engineer you will turn big data into value in a variety of sectors: banking, insurance, big corporations and small fast-growing start-ups, government
- Data scientists with computer science background is the type of specialist that is most sought after by businesses and government
- As a software architect and designer of cloud systems
- Typically our graduates find excellent jobs within one month and can choose from multiple job offers
- Software architect and designer of cloud systems
- Designer of advanced, secure distributed information systems
- Data engineer and data scientist for a big bank, international company or government
- Expert in Medical imaging, Bioinformatics, IT systems for e-health care
- Designer of block-chain systems
- Researcher aspiring a PhD degree
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University of Groningen
The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research-intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor, master...
Why study at University of Groningen
We're a Top 100 University
Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.
Our groundbreaking research
As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.
400 years of reputation
The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.
Vibrant Student Life
While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.
The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.
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