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The Computer Science programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides you with outstanding career opportunities and excellent opportunities for doctoral studies all over the world. 

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Overview

The Computer Science programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology provides a broad education in computer science with the possibility to specialise within different subjects. You will learn the methods for construction of computer programmes, including theoretical foundations and the practical ability to develop products and systems. 

During the programme you will meet prominent guest lecturers from the industry and guest lectures from other universities.

The programme starts with compulsory courses in advanced algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer security, internet protocol and research methodology to give you an insight in different areas of computer science. 

In the second term you choose one of the eight specialisations to gain in-depth knowledge in a field in computer science. The specialisations are closely connected to the department’s world-class research groups.

Career

The master's programme in Computer Science focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary for a career at the frontline of modern software technology. Graduates have found work at companies such as Google (USA, Switzerland), Spotify, Oracle, Ericsson, Dice and Accenture.

The programme also prepares students for a career in research or continued studies towards a doctoral degree. Former students have continued their studies on doctoral level in among other Sweden, US, Germany, Russia.

After graduation you can pursue careers as, for example: software developer, IT consultant, game developer, IT designer, IT project manager, systems engineer or business process engineer.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • Software technology
  • Algorithm analysis
  • Computer security
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Scientific computing, visualisation
  • Machine learning
  • Theoretical computer science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor’s degree corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, or equivalent, including courses in:

  • Mathematics: three different subjects of a total of 22,5 credits. Among those subjects there must be one course in one-variable calculus, one course in linear algebra and one course in discrete structures.

  • Computer Science/Information Technology: three different subjects of a total of 22,5 credits. Among those subjects there must be one course in object oriented programming, one course in algorithms and data structures and one course in computational complexity.

A course in Calculus in Several Variables is required to follow the tracks Data analysis, Cognitive systems and Scientific computing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 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.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Funding

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