Computer Science

Master (2 years) of of Science in Computer Science, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc programme in Computer Science offers a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical computer science, and thereby gives you the chance to explore the academic and commercial perspectives of the field at the very highest level.

The two-year programme provides access to an array of contemporary, advanced IT programmes and specialisations offered by other universities here in Denmark as well as institutions abroad.

Computer science is for those of you who are creative, can think logically, work in a structured manner and have a desire to immerse yourself in the theoretical or practical aspects of IT.

You can choose between six specialisations:
  • Computational and Mathematical Modelling 
  • Programming Languages and Systems 
  • Software Development 
  • Digital Interactive Entertainment 
  • Computer Science Innovation 
  • Algorithms and Data Structures    
Read about the structure of the programme and the specialisations.

Career Opportunities  

A degree in Computer Science opens the door for a tremendous range of career and employment possibilities. Whether you dream of a career as a programmer or software designer, you will work with many creative applications of IT. Or, perhaps your ambitions reside more within a research oriented career, within fields such as logistics, medical diagnostics or robotics.

An enormous demand for computer scientists exists throughout the private sector. You will also find numerous opportunities for employment in public institutions, as a university researcher or within other educational establishments. Your work might consist of the design and development of new systems and new software or the maintenance and expansion of existing systems including advice and consultancy.

IT security is one particular area of growth in which the security of web and IT systems is tested. Among the many other possibilities, numerous computer scientists engage in entrepreneurship and establish companies of their own.


Read here about admission requirements

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of the University of Copenhagen  

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen directly. Please use this mail address:

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland.

Further Information

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EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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