M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science

Linköping University

24 months
12437 EUR/year
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This Computer Science programme from Linköping University is aimed at students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. You will learn to master the theoretical foundations in this field and apply them in practical applications.


Computer Science is one of the most dynamic and expansive fields of science. In addition to having a deep understanding of the theoretical and technical foundations, professionals in this field must be able to apply the technology to challenging problems, and integrate it with other technologies. Applicants should have an adequate background in computer science and good programming skills.

The first three semesters of the Computer Science programme from Linköping University include not only core courses in theoretical computer science and programming, but also elective courses such as artificial intelligence, databases and data mining, the design and programming of computer games, information security, advanced computer graphics, and human-computer interaction. Most courses feature lectures in theory and techniques, which are applied in practical laboratory work. Some courses also feature projects and seminars.

In the final semester you write a thesis, either on your own or with a fellow student. The work may be carried out in collaboration with a company, or as a research project with the university.

Career opportunities

This programme provides you with the skills needed to work at the forefront of modern software and computer systems technology, as an operating system designer, internet security specialist, or with visualisation in fields such as medicine, business, and social sciences. You may also opt for a career in research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Programming in C++
  • Programming C++
  • Professionalism in Computer Science
  • Computer Networks
  • Advanced Computer Architecture
  • Concurrent Programming and Operating Systems
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Web Programming

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree with a major in computer science, information technology, software engineering, computer engineering, alternatively, a bachelor's degree with a minor in computer science or related subject area, with a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in computer-related subjects (e.g. programming, data structures, databases, software engineering, computer hardware, computer networks).
  • At least 24 ECTS credits in mathematics/applied mathematics and/or application of mathematics relevant for the programme including courses in discrete mathematics, linear algebra, calculus and mathematical statistics. 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12437 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24874 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • SEK 252000 

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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