Computer Science

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Program Description

Why study Computer Science in Amsterdam?
The Master’s programme in Computer Science has a solid reputation for its approach to the subject. Nearly 100% of Computer Science students find a full-time job that matches their qualifications before the day of graduation. As a student, you will profit from the expertise of VU Amsterdam’s research groups, and from their contacts at national and international level.

The Master’s in Computer Science is a two-year programme, consisting of a core programme and a selected specialization. This is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam. Courses are given at the two Faculties of Science. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities.
There are six specializations to choose from:
• Big Data Engineering
• Computer Systems Security
• Foundations of Computing and Concurrency
• Internet and Web Technology
• Parallel Computing Systems
• Software Engineering and Green IT
You will conclude your programme with a Master’s project. This takes the form of a graduation project in one of the research groups at the Department of Computer Science or an internship at a company. Most students complete the project on an individual basis, but it can also be completed in a group.


You will be encouraged to compile your personal programme of study, in consultation with your own coordinator who remains on hand to help with any queries you may have throughout your programme.

Computer Science at VU Amsterdam is very broad and wide-ranging compared to other universities. You will choose a specialization as part of the programme. Beside the compulsory courses, you will have the opportunity to take optional courses from the whole range of computer science.

The city of Amsterdam is a very welcoming environment for international students and staff. Our Computer Science department is also very international-oriented.

What`s Included

The Master Program Computer Science is a two-year Master Program, consisting of 120 ECTS.

General structure of the programme:
• Master core
• Track core
• Restricted choices to cover all areas of competences
• Free choice

Degree Course

Business, Computer Science / IT, Mathematics

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Program Locations

VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Program Details

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU Amsterdam
School Term:
Academic Year
Degree Level:
Masters Degree
€2.006 for EEA students; €13.300 for non-EEA

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