Computer science is the fastest developing field in the world.
It is a science aiming at harnessing computers for the greater good of humankind.
Studies at the Department of Computer Science cover both practical skills necessary for your future career as well as the theoretical aspects of the field. The teaching is greatly influenced by the research conducted at the Department.
The key research areas are:
Master's studies are provided in English in algorithms and machine learning, networking and services, and bioinformatics. Department of Computer Science offers courses in English also for exchange students.
Atmosphere at the Department Computer Sciences is welcoming and informal among the students and staff alike. This helps you to shape your studies to match your academic interests. The most successful students are also offered the possibility to join the research groups as trainees. This way, you can do your Masters thesis project and network with internationally recognized researchers at the same time.
The developer of Linux Kernel, Linus Torvalds, is an alumnus of Department of Computer Science.
Master of Science degree is awarded after two years of full time graduate studies (120 ECTS) following a Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in a relevant field of study. For the students planning an academic career, the M.Sc. degree from the Department of Computer Science forms an excellent basis for PhD studies.Specialization optionsComputer Science:
The University of Helsinki is giving about 50 start-up grants to qualified degree students who are accepted to study in an International Master's Degree Programme. The amount of each grant will be 1000-1500 euro. The grants are not meant to cover living expenses, but we hope that the little extra money helps our new students to settle in Helsinki.
The International Student Grant is available for degree students who are admitted in 2014 into the programmes below: