Research course (will run subject to approval)

Computing Science

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A university Bachelor's degree in Computing Science. Applicants with a relevant HBO Bachelor's degree will be admitted to this Master's programme after having passed a pre-master's programme of 30 ECTS.

Months of entry

November, September, April, February

Course content

How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?

If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree programme in Computing Science in Groningen. This programme deals with both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computing.

You will develop and increase your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Data Science & Systems Complexity, Intelligent Systems & Visual Computing or Software Engineering & Distributed Systems. Most courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. Apart from acquiring core computing science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important.

In student colloquia research and presentation skills are developed. For those aiming to go into business rather than academia, project management and related topics are also offered. All skills acquired are actively used in research projects, either within the university or during business and industrial internships.

Because computing science is pivotal in many areas of research, students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine and astronomy. In addition, contacts with many businesses facilitate internships in a variety of fields, matching the interests of most students.

The University of Groningen is leading in analysis and visualisation of medical data. For example, the development of data-driven network visualisations of high density EEG coherence, used for important research in the area of mental fatigue and ageing.

Information for international students

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our Grantfinder for funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

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