Computer Science, M.Sc. | University of Karlstad | Karlstad, Sweden
24 months
13889 EUR/year
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Be part of creating the digital future! The master programme in Computer Science from University of Karlstad is a two-year programme with focus on software-defined networked systems and cyber security. Collaborate closely with internationally renowned researchers as well as both locally and globally connected businesses.


The programme starts in the autumn every year. The first semester provides both a solid foundation in advanced computer networking and cyber security, as well as fundamental courses in advanced computer science. The second semester reinforces the focus on networked systems and cyber security, with advanced courses on, e.g., wireless systems and ethical hacking. 

During the third semester the student may choose which elective path to follow. The student may choose between options such as research or industry oriented electives, study abroad or a broader approach involving another subject area. The last semester is devoted to thesis work. The thesis may be done within one of the department's research projects or at a company.


The Computer Science programme from University of Karlstad offers a wide range of possibilities, from a research track for students wishing to continue with PhD studies to more practical applications, both of which may include an international aspect. You may combine for example the final dissertation in the fourth semester with more industry oriented choices in the third semester, if aiming for employment in industry. The programme provides a good foundation in current developments in the area of networked systems and cyber security, and as such should enhance your employability.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Communication Networks
  • Internet Architectures and Protocols
  • Systems modeling and simulation
  • Methods in Computer Science
  • Internet Security and Privacy 
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing 
  • Ethical hacking 

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

General entry requirements. Upper-secondary school English 6 or equivalent, Degree of Bachelor 180 credits with at least 90 credits in computer science, including the following courses:

  • Programming Techniques 7.5 credits
  • Software Development Methodology 7.5 credits Operating Systems 7.5 credits
  • Computer Networking I 7.5 credits and
  • Mathematical Statistics 7.5 credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13889 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27778 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.
  • Total fee: 250,000 SEK
  • If you are an EU, EEA, and Switzerland citizen, 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.


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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