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Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Karlstad, Sweden
This master programme is a two-year programme which builds on a three-year bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent. The objective is to provide you with advanced expertise in Computer Science with a focus on security, computer networks and wireless mesh networks.
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Overview

This master programme is a two-year programme which builds on a three-year bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent. The objective is to provide you with advanced expertise in Computer Science with a focus on security, computer networks and wireless mesh networks.

The programme offers a wide range of possibilities, from a research track for students wishing to continue to licentiate and Ph D studies to more practical applications, both of which may include an international aspect. You may combine for example the final dissertation in the 4th term with more industry oriented choices in the 3rd term if they are aiming for employment in industry. The programme provides a good background in current developments in the area of networks and wireless mesh networks and as such should enhance your employability.

Together with your previous bachelor degree, the programme leads to a master's degree of 120 ECTS credits in Computer Science. On completion of the programme you are qualified to continue with licentiate or doctoral studies provided that you meet the prerequisites for such studies in the chosen subject.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Computer Security I
  • Computer Networking II
  • Computer Security II
  • Distributed systems and applications
  • Mobile and Wireless Systems
  • Performance Modelling and Simulation
  • Topics in Computer Networking
  • Topics in Computer Security
  • Computer Science - Master´s Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

Admission to the programme requires Upper Secondary English course B or equivalent, and a Bachelor of Science degree of 180 ECTS in Computer Science, or equivalent, including the following:

At least 90 ECTS in Computer Science courses including:

  • DVG A01 Programming Technique 7,5hp
  • DVG A02 Software Development Methodology 7,5hp
  • DVG B01 Operating Systems 7,5hp
  • DVG B02 Computer Networking I 7,5hp

and

  • STG A09 Mathematical Statistics 7,5hp

(or equivalent courses to the above named)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25556 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • If you are an exchange student, or if you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Living costs for Karlstad

  • 4000 - 8500 SEK/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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