M.Sc. On Campus


University of Bergen

24 months
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After studying this programme, a candidate with a Master's degree in Informatics specializing in Visualization degree offered by the University of Bergen will have substantial knowledge and advanced skills in visualization, computer graphics and interactive techniques as well as substantial skills in related programming. 


Key facts

The Visualization degree offered by the University of Bergen is not available for international applicants residing abroad.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of visualization, the students are also given an introductory overview of specialized areas such as medicine, biology, or the geosciences. In their Master's degree in Informatics specializing in Visualization from University of Bergen, the students are given a thorough introduction to scientific working principles, e.g., taking state-of-the-art research into account and presenting their own work.

Visualization is a field of emerging relevance in computer science with many areas of application. Advanced computer graphics are used to convey insight into large, complex data sets. The data sets result from various measurements, e.g. from medical 3D scanners, seismic/sonar measurements, or computer simulations (e.g., computational fluid dynamics), or from complex modelling, such as modelling of dynamic systems by means of differential equations. 

Visualization deals with the interactive study and analysis of data and the presentation of results. Prominent examples of visualization are volume display of medical 3D images, the visualization of the air flow around cars and aeroplanes, and the visualization of large hierarchical data structures, such as the filing system on a computer.


After finishing this Master¿s programme in Visualization, students have many opportunities to continue. In general, they are well suited for any IT-related employment. Candidates are especially well trained for R&D in visualization and computer graphics. Typical jobs are CAD and GIS system development, development of medical workstations, design and development of software for visual analysis and exploration of data from industry (e.g., oil and gas industry, fishery, or automobile design). 

Candidates gain also knowledge for the game development, development of 3D modeling systems and business graphics, graphics hardware programming, and user interface design on any type of devices from mobile phone displays to immersive virtual reality environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Data-Oriented Visual Computing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Visualization
  • Project of Informatics
  • Seminar in Visualization

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

  • The master programme builds on a Bachelor degree from the Department of Informatics, or a Bachelor degree and at least 80 ECTS of Mathematics and Informatics/Computer science.
  • Bachelor degree in Computing from HVL (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences)
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology from HVL
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Systems from HVL

Tuition Fee

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The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

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


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