Master's Programme in Computing Science

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Master's Programme in Computing Science

Umea University
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  • 120
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


Necessary qualifications for being able to follow the programme are theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding algorithmic problem solving, including well-developed programming skills. In particular, you must be able to program in programming languages such as C, Java, and Python and, if necessary, quickly become acquainted with further programming languages. You must also be familiar with the basics of discrete mathematics and fundamental concepts from the theory of computation such as automata, formal languages, computability, and computational complexity.

During the first semester of the programme you will take four courses of which two are mandatory: Artificial Intelligence – Methods and Applications and Efficient Algorithms. The two remaining courses are Database System Principles and Computational Complexity. The latter two are not mandatory, but are pre-selected and highly recommended. Towards the end of the programme, after taking a number of elective courses, you will take the course Student Conference in Computing Science that gives a hands-on introduction to scientific writing. This course will prepare you for your master thesis comprising 30 ECTS credits, which completes your studies.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 75 ECTS in Computer Science which include a thesis of at least 15 ECTS, and a minimum of 22,5 ECTS in Mathematics including a course that conveys basic knowledge regarding formal logic. b) Good theoretical and practical knowledge and skills regarding algorithms and data structures, programming in different programming languages such as Java and C++. Courses on the theoretical foundations of Computer Science comprising at least 7,5 ECTS . Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Courses Units

You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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The Master’s programme in Computing Science is directed towards students who want to achieve further understanding of the field and develop a scientific attitude characterised by logical reasoning and critical analysis. Following your degree you can enter PhD studies or development work in computing science in a company.

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