Computer Science

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Jan 4, 2025
98 place StudyQA ranking:7204 Duration:24 months

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Computer science has a brilliant future! You could help in creating new network solutions, building the future digital society, developing secure digital services, or be involved in a ground-breaking international software project.

Perhaps you will develop algorithms for utilising genome data in medicine or optimise bus routes using positioning data. Do you wonder about all the things that can be automated? Or would you like to dig deeper and become a researcher?

In the Master’s Programme in Computer Science, you can become an expert in a wide range of fields. You will have access to the focus areas of research in computer science at the University of Helsinki: algorithms, distributed or networked systems, and software engineering. You will gain lasting professional skills for specialist, design, or managerial posts in the corporate world, or for research and doctoral education, since the Master’s programme in computer science gives you the aptitude for both independent working and multidisciplinary teamwork.

The scope of the Master’s Programme Computer Science MSc degree is 120 credits, which can be completed in two years, in accordance with an approved personal study plan.

The studies are divided into core courses, study track specific courses and other courses, consisting of:

80 credits of advanced courses, including:

  • Shared courses within the programme
  • Courses within the programme which support the thesis topic
  • Master’s thesis, 30 credits

40 credits of other courses from your own or other programmes:

  • The other courses can include a work-orientation period

The study tracks in the Master’s Programme for Computer Science are:

  • Algorithms
  • Networks
  • Software

You select one of the study tracks according to your preferences at the beginning of your studies.

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