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Computer Science (MSc)

About the programme

The MSc programme Computer Science offers three specialisations corresponding to the research focus areas within LIACS. If you would like to combine Computer Science with education, management or science communication, you can choose one of the more practical-oriented specialisations.

Programme overview Computer Science

The Master of Science in Computer Science  programme offers six specialisations:

The research-oriented master’s specialisations consist of two components: courses and research project(s). Depending on your specialisation, the programme consists of:

  • Compulsory courses
  • Electives
  • Research projects

Find out more about the research-oriented specialisation:

If you choose one of the specialisations where you combine Computer Science with Education or Science Communication and Society, you need to follow specific modules (30-60 EC) in the second year and therefore have a reduced research programme. The research programme in Computer Science consists of a research project in Computer Science (42 EC) and coursework (at least 30 EC). 

Find out more about the specialisations:

Educational methods

  • Colloquium
  • Individual paper
  • Lab work
  • Literature study
  • Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Working groups
  • Research Project


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