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Department of Information Technology

Master programmes at the department of IT

Our Programmes

We offer five master programmes. Each programme consists of two years of studies, including a half year Master's project in industry or at the university.

  • Computer Science: This programme offers a broad education in Computer Science, including design, implementation and evaluation of computer systems, with a focus on software.
  • Computational Science: A multidisciplinary programme, ranging from advanced computers and software to chemistry, biology, physics and engineering. The focus is the use of computer simulation in natural sciences and engineering.
  • Embedded Systems: This programme provides candidates with a world class education in computer and systems engineering science, with a focus on embedded systems programming and design.
  • Master Programme in Concurrent and Parallel Programming: The master program is a specialisation within the master program in computer science at the department of information technology at Uppsala University. The program was conceived and developed at the UPMARC research centre for parallel programming on multicore architectures, which is a world-class research centre at the university.

We are also deeply involved in another master programme, which is hosted by the Department of Informatics and Media:

  • Human-Computer Interaction: The programme focuses on all issues involved in creating usable IT-systems. Most of the courses are based on projects which use real-world problems through our cooperation with leading Swedish companies.
The Master degrees offered are standardized in Europe under the Bologna Model. The main requirement is that you pass 120 credit points (2 years of studies) on top of your Bachelor degree.

  • The programmes offered consist of 90 credits of courses and a thesis project of 30 credits (alternatively 75 credits of courses and a 45 credit thesis).
  • One semester of studies, 20 weeks, is equal to 30 credits. Courses are typically 5 or 10 credits. Some extra courses are offered during the summer.
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Note: The application deadline is January 16th for international students and April 15th for Swedish students.


For information about the academic content, courses, and prerequisites, see each programme.

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Updated  2015-12-15 16:10:26 by Anneli Folkesson.