ICT in Business and the Public Sector, M.Sc. | Leiden University | Leiden, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus

ICT in Business and the Public Sector

24 months
19600 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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At the two-year ICT in Business and the Public Sector programme at Leiden University, you will expand your knowledge of ICT and develop business and organisational skills that are essential to become a modern IT professional.


The MSc ICT in Business and the Public Sector from Leiden University is offered by the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) as a two-year research master on the management and application of ICT in an organizational context.

Over the last years, rapid changes in information and communication technology (ICT) have created major challenges and opportunities for all kinds of organisations, industries, and individuals. To thrive in our modern information society, businesses and governmental organisations alike must combine a solid grasp of the evolving technological possibilities with a deep understanding of how to effectively and responsibly apply these in an organisational context.

Why study ICT in Business and the Public Sector programme at Leiden University

  • The master's programme ICT in Business and the Public Sector is unique in the Netherlands and has a strong international focus. Besides students and lecturers coming from all over the world, there are several possibilities for studying abroad. Cross-cultural team work is required in a lot of courses.
  • The groups are small (40 students) and the lectures are often interactive.
  • You will benefit from the department’s strong links to industry. There are good in-company research thesis internships, often followed by excellent career opportunities.

Career prospects

With a master’s degree in ICT in Business, job opportunities are excellent and diverse, ranging from consultancy to IT management and from entrepreneurship to PhD research. Our alumni have found jobs within Europe and outside, in industry, government and universities.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in ICT and Business and Public Sector programme offers two specialisations:

  • ICT in Business: The specialisation ICT in Business aims at providing you with a deeper understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities engendered by the rapid changes in information and communication technology (ICT) and its applications to businesses over recent years.
  • ICT in the Public Sector: During the MSc programme ICT in the Public Sector you will focus more on the governmental environment rather than a commercial one, concentrating less on issues that are typical of a commercial nature (such as marketing and finance) but paying attention to issues relevant in the public domain such as politico-administrative relations, European procurement and data-driven policy development.

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

  • You are eligible to apply if you have
  • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (Informatica) from any research university in the Netherlands.
  • OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in a Computer Science-related programme from a research university in the Netherlands, under the condition that you have accumulated at least 90 EC (or the equivalence thereof) in courses/projects belonging to the domain of Computer Science.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leiden

850 - 1250 EUR /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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