Research course

Software Science (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Computing Science or related area

In order to get admission to the Master’s in Computing Science, you'll need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Computing Science or a related discipline, such as Artificial Intelligence and Mathematics. The Examination Board will consider whether or not you have met the requirements.

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master’s specialisation in Software Science goes far beyond basic code writing. It helps students develop the skills and master the tools required to programme and develop software and analyse and test code in order to improve and simplify it. This programme focuses on embedded software and function programme, but also covers topics such as domain specific languages, model learning, model-based testing, task oriented and function programming, model checking and cyber physical systems. Graduates will learn to develop well-structured software that is attuned to an organisation’s needs and future plans can be cost effective, improve efficiency, offer better services and be innovative.

What will you learn?

  • Learn advanced programming and design techniques
  • Gain a background in the philosophical and ethical implications in computer science
  • Develop skills to better analyse and test software
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can follow a variety of career tracks in a wide range of companies or organisations:

  • PhD or other research positions
  • Consultant
  • Programmer
  • Entreprenuer

Science and society

Studens can choose to follow the Master's specialisation in Software Science as a whole (2 years), or combine the first year of the research track with an additional year of a social Master’s track, including:

*This is a specialisation of the Master's in Computing Science

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 18,296
International students
EU € 2,530 Non EU € 18,296

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Study Information