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Computer Science - Leiden University

ICT in the Public Sector (MSc)

Career prospects

With a master’s degree in ICT in Public Sector, job opportunities are excellent and diverse. After graduation you have obtained the skills and knowledge to work as an IT professional in the public sector and companies.

Acquired skills and competence

After graduating you will have excellent understanding of the functions and roles that IT has in the public sector and you are able to contribute to IT strategies in governmental environments and become the bridge between the general management and IT departments. Job opportunities are not limited to the public sector.


Graduates of our programme are particularly well qualified for a career path leading to Chief Information Officer in a governmental organisation. Graduates have found jobs in all kinds of organisations; profit, non-profit, governmental, within or outside Europe. A master’s degree in ICT in Business is also an excellent preperation to start a PhD track. Quite some students decide to become an entrepreneur.

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