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Computer Science - Software Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #196 (BCR) ,
In the Computer Science - Software Systems Master’s program at Charles University, students are given a broad overview of their field, helping them to think independently, to distinguish between important and marginal problems, and to accommodate quickly to novel technologies. 

About

The Computer Science - Software Systems Master’s program offered by Charles University  puts emphasis on system-oriented programming in one of three focus domains. The specialization System programming focuses on coding the basic layers of a computer system (middleware, operating system). In the specialization Dependable systems, the curriculum deals with systematic construction of systems with high reliability, such as embedded and real-time systems. 

The specialization High performance computing introduces techniques for software development on high performance computing systems (highly parallel systems, distributed systems, clouds). All focus domains pay attention to both the programming tools and methods and the associated architectural knowledge.

The graduate possesses robust programming skills in the given focus domain: System programming for modern operating systems and system-related technologies (middleware, virtual machines), Dependable systems for dealing with the systematic construction of systems with guaranteed reliability, and High performance computing for software development on modern parallel and distributed systems. 

The graduate has absorbed both the necessary theoretical foundations and the skills required for solving practical programming tasks. He can use modern programming languages and tools. He can adapt to the fast-moving technologies of today and use these technologies in team software projects. He can solve problems individually and systematically, and apply deep system knowledge in delivering outside-the-box solutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Complexity and Computability  
  • Data Structures
  • Probabilistic Methods  
  • Recommended Programming Practices
  • Advanced Programming Praxis  
  • Advanced Tools for Software Development and Monitoring
  • Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applicants from outside the European Union and the Schengen Zone are advised to apply well before the deadline to have enough time for obtaining a Student Visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

To apply for our Mathematics or Computer Science Master’s programmes given in English you must:

  • hold or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma (see below for details),
  • have sufficient command of the English language; this can be demonstrated by providing your results in one of the standardized English tests that we recognize (see below for details).
  • have sufficient academic background in the relevant fields; this can be demonstrated by solving a given take-home assignment correctly and on time, and by providing transcripts (academic records) of your previous education accompanied by syllabi of the completed courses.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      5500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      5500 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 5500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • 140 000 CZK + application fee  640 CZK (around $29) per application
    • Students from the EU are eligible for a 40 percent discount. 

    Living costs for Prague

    • 15441 - 26250 CZK/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, grants a limited number of scholarships to highly qualified applicants, consisting of a tuition fee waiver of 84 000 CZK up to 420 000 CZK, depending on the applicant’s chosen programme, academic performance and country of origin.

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