Computer Science

University of Innsbruck

24 months
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The Master's Programme Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck enhances and widens the skills and knowledge in the field of computer science acquired in the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science.

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The Computer Science master's programme at the University of Innsbruck conveys the ability to independent scientific working, prepares for the Doctor of Philosophy Programme Computer Sciences and enables for the specialisation in a core area or an application area of computer science.

On the basis of the bachelor's programme, the following key competencies will be acquired and enhanced:

  • scientific working and literature research
  • efficient familiarisation with new application areas
  • abstraction, formalisation and critical examination of a given problem
  • autonomous problem analysis, self-dependent and creative problem solving
  • ability to manage interdisciplinary and/or international research and development projects

The master's programme provides solid and scientific education in computer science while also deepening the application of the learned to specific problems. The teaching language is English. The entwined education enables graduates to

  • develop and apply new methods for hardware-, software- and network solutions in an autonomous manner,
  • lead larger hardware-, software- or network development projects respectively (international) teams and departments and
  • possess expert knowledge in several areas of computer science and applications.

Career opportunities

The master's programme trains highly qualified experts for local and global companies. Graduates work as project managers, consultants or at middle management level in the fields of economy and science. Overall, graduates of the master's programme are able, after a short introductory period, to actively take part in the development and realization of innovative and complex hardware, software or network systems. Additionally, they are prepared for an activity in academic or industrial research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compiler Construction
  • Formal Language and Automata Theory
  • Computational Logic
  • Automatic Theorem Proving 
  • Automated Reasoning
  • Visual Geometry
  • Data Warehouse Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck - Bachelor's Programme Computer Science
  • Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field.
  • Apply online for your intended study programme
  • In order to be admitted to a study programme you have to register in person at the Admission Department and bring along the official “Letter of Acceptance” (Mitteilung) of the Universität Innsbruck, your photo ID and everything asked for in the “Letter of Acceptance”
  • At the moment for Non-EEA-citizens it is not possible to apply online

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.


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