Computer Science, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
13665 EUR/year
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The Computer Science programme of the University of Gothenburg offers freedom and flexibility to choose among a wide range of courses. Computer science is a broad topic that spans everything from theory of computation to the practice of designing software systems.



Computers are everywhere in society, with both beneficial and detrimental influence. With increasing connection and communication, however, the possibilities of misinformation, cyber-attacks, and breaches of privacy grow. On the other hand, aspects of life such as travel have never been more accessible, from air travel to self-driving cars. Algorithms steer our lives, influencing where we shop and what we buy, how we learn and how we communicate. At its core, computer science is the science of programming, studying the general powers and limitations of computing, the design and characteristics of hardware and software, and the solving of problems in applications of computers.

A full-spectrum master’s programme

We have strong, internationally recognized research groups driving our programme, addressing a wide range of questions including the properties of electronic devices, the character of human reasoning, individual design components, globally distributed systems, fundamental understanding of computation, and highly pragmatic, applied research.

A unique opportunity for freedom and flexibility

The Computer Science programme of the University of Gothenburg is distinguished among others by offering you the opportunity to carve your own path through computer science. In contrast, other programmes often impose many mandatory courses and a rigid structure. In our programme, you will have only one mandatory course that will prepare you to start your master’s thesis. We have an exchange programme that allows you the opportunity to do half a year abroad at one of our partner universities, providing even more chances to broaden your experiences and studies.

A diverse learning environment

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is shared between the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology and spans the two campuses, easily accessible by public transportation and integrated with the city. Our classroom environment is as flexible as your course options. Depending on the courses you choose, you will experience group and individual assignments, seminars, and project-focused work.

A solid foundation in computer science from which you can go anywhere

You will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a successful professional career in a large variety of information technology areas, both in industry and academia. In particular, the programme enables you as a future professional to conceive, design, and implement systems which work correctly, are maintainable, and reliable.

Programme Structure

You can choose courses from a wide range of areas:

  • Algorithms and machine learning
  • Interaction design, computer graphics, and game design
  • Distributed computing and networks
  • Digital systems, computer architecture, and hardware verification
  • Security and privacy
  • Programming languages, formal logic, and dependent types

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

  • A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits within the field of Computer Science or equivalent
  • Independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits; at least 15 credits from programming or equivalent; and at least 7.5 credits in discrete mathematics or discrete structures or equivalent
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6 / English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13665 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27330 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.
  • Full education cost: 298,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 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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