In the Master's programme Computer Science you are taught by scientists who have a reputation for world-class research on computer systems, software, networking and online systems. As a joint degree programme of UvA and VU Amsterdam, you benefit from the expertise of both research groups at both institutions and their international contacts.
This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes, explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.
Computer Science studies the technology that has become ubiquitous in our global, connected society. Globally distributed information processing services have taken center stage, with the Internet connecting a wide variety of information processing devices, ranging from mobile phones to data centres operated by leading global companies. The technical side of Computer Science deals with computer operations, like system software, computer networks, and programming environments. The theoretical foundations cover the limits of what can be computed, computational efficiency, correctness, and intricacies of concurrent execution.
It is, if you:
Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases the UvA and VU Amsterdam will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree or pre-Master’s. Please check the VU Amsterdam website for the rules and conditions that apply.
Computer Science is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Courses are taught at locations of both universities. UvA and VU jointly issue a degree certificate to graduates. As a Computer Science student in Amsterdam you benefit from expertise, networks and research projects at both universities and affiliated research institutes.
|Degree programme||MSc Computer Science|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Starts in||February, September|