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Computer Science - Leiden University

Computer Science (MSc)

The two-year master’s programme in Computer Science offers stimulating, significant and innovative research at an internationally renowned institute and combines theoretical, experimental and applied approaches. ​​

Important information for students applying for the September 2020 intake:

From 1 September 2020, the specialisation Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics will be merged with the specialisation Data Science: Computer Science and will continue under the name Data Science: Computer Science.

Prospective students who initially wanted to apply for Computer Science and Advanced Data Analytics starting from 1 September 2020 are kindly asked to apply for Data Science: Computer Science in Studielink.

In addition, we will be offering three new specialisations starting from 1 September 2020:

  • Advanced Computing and Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Foundations of Computing

More information about the new programmes will follow soon.

What does this master’s programme entail?

Our two-year programme (120 EC) offers seven challenging specialisations that cover Computer Science from its foundations to its most recent developments. Taught by leading researchers in their fields, you experience the scientific and societal impact of Computer Science in areas such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Computing and Systems, Data Science, and Foundations of Computing. You can choose from a wide range of course topics and electives to fit your own specific interests. Also, our close international collaborations with industry and other scientific disciplines enable you to conduct research inspired by applications of Computer Science.

Read more about our Computer Science master's programme.

Discover why our students choose the Computer Science master's programme

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Why study Computer Science at Leiden University?

  • You can choose from a wide variety of in-house Computer Science courses to tailor your own study programme.
  • You benefit from our close international collaborations with companies, academic research institutes, and government institutions.
  • You are part of a research community with a strong international focus and highly approachable renowned staff.

Find more reasons to choose Computer Science at Leiden University.

Computer Science: the right master’s programme for you?

The programme is open for students with an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree in computer science, AI or equivalent. You will be trained as an independent researcher, equipped with the necessary skills to advance your career as a computer scientist.

Read more about the entry requirements for Computer Science.

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