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UiT The Arctic University of Norway Master in Computer Science
UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Master in Computer Science

Tromsø, Norway

2 Years


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Computer science surrounds us everywhere in everyday life, such as the internet and mobile phones. The program is highly practical and experimental, where the students learn to design, develop, and program advanced data systems. All teaching will be held in English, and the program has students from all over the world.

Program description

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Credits (ECTS): 120
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar qualification, with a major in computer science (min 80 ECTS)
  • Degree Name: Master of Science in Biomedicine
  • Application code:
    • Norwegian and Nordic applicants: 4008
    • International applicants: 2017

The program supplies you with a solid foundation in computer science, combined with a deeper and more detailed understanding and skills within your chosen area of specialization in the master thesis.

The program consists of four mandatory courses in computer science, a total of 40 ECTS credits, and 20 ECTS credits of elective courses. The elective courses may be within topics such as economics, management, psychology, and entrepreneurship. The program concludes with a master thesis of 60 ECTS credits. The master thesis can also be done in collaboration with an external IT-company.

Since the study program is very experimental with a lot of practical programming exercises and laboratory work emphasis is placed on that the students are acquiring computer science and engineering skills. The computer science courses are directly connected to the on-going research carried out by the academic staff at the department.



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