M.Sc. On Campus

Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence

University of Jyväskylä

24 months
8000 EUR/year
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Students who graduate from the programme will think beyond the routine and will be able not just to adapt to a change but to help to create and control it. The Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence programme is offered by the University of Jyväskylä.


On completion of the Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence programme at the University of Jyväskylä, our graduates will be able to:

  • use, design and train complex self-managed and continuously evolving public and private industrial systems, digital ecosystems, cyber-physical systems, systems-of-systems, platforms, services and applications;
  • will be able to connect their designs with publicly available Deep Learning and  Big Data analytics and Web-based Cognitive Computing capabilities as services;
  • will be able to figure-out and approach various challenging aspects of complex problems world-wide, which require collective intelligence and self-managing service-based architectures for their solutions;
  • understand, and professionally utilize for that purpose, knowledge on enabling technologies and tools;
  • perform research training and academic doctoral level studies;
  • will be skillful in international communication due to the integrated language and communication studies.

Research Focus

The Faculty is engaged in active international cooperation both in the field of research and teaching. We have strong collaboration with industry both at local and national level; the vast majority of Master’s theses are completed in collaboration with industry. The programme locates itself in the core of the area of computational thinking and decision making which is one of the major development areas of the Faculty. 

Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing research and teaching are well established and the Faculty research is aligned to strategic plans of IBM Watson; the inventor and leading global provider of Cognitive Computing services. The programme is designed to capitalize this core research to teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Deep Learning for Cognitive Computing: Theory
  • Semantic Web and Linked Data
  • SOA and Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Engineering
  • Collective Intelligence and Agent Technology,
  • Self-Assessment on Study Progress

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

  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree, which gives eligibility to Master’s level education in the country in which the degree was issued. Applicants holding a degree, which gives eligibility to Doctoral programmes, should primarily seek admission to Doctoral level. 
  • The higher education degree must be in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Applied Mathematics, Control Systems or other closely related field.
  • The applicant must have good skills in programming, as well as in using related information structures and algorithms.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Jyväskylä

700 - 1100 EUR /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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