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Department of Information Technology

Master's Programmes

Choosing where and what to study is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Many factors will influence your choice, such as the quality of education, rankings, cost, and student life.

The Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University offers several master programmes. Each programme consists of two years of studies, including a thesis project, which can conducted at the university or in collaboration with a company or a government agency.

All our programmes are taught in English and lead to a Master of Science degree (Magister Scientiae, MSc), standardized in Europe under the Bologna Model.

Our Master's Programmes

Computer Science

This programme offers a broad education in Computer Science, including design, implementation and evaluation of computer systems, with a focus on software. The aim of the programme is to provide knowledge and analytical skills that have a long lasting value. The curriculum focuses on problem solving and general principles, rather than on particular programming languages or hardware platforms. The programme prepares you for an internationalized, highly qualified labor market in industry or research.

Specialisation: Sino-Swedish Master's Programme in Computer Science and Software Engineering
The Sino-Swedish specialisation offers one year of studies at National Taiwan Normal University, NTNU, Taiwan. You will have the opportunity to live in two cultures, and form close ties with two cities in different countries – which in turn will open doors in an international labour market. The programme includes courses in Computer Science based on the research specialisations of NTNU. There are also courses with a cultural content (such as languages or intercultural relationships). Successful students can obtain a dual degree with one master degree from Uppsala University and one from NTNU.

Computational Science

A multidisciplinary programme, ranging from advanced computers and software to chemistry, biology, physics and engineering. The Master Programme in Computational Science provides you with the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of natural science or technology, with a specialisation in computers and mathematical modelling. The focus is the use of computer simulation in natural sciences and engineering. You will learn to apply computational methods, programs and software, as well as mathematical and statistical models, within your sphere of interest.

Embedded Systems

The Master Programme in Embedded Systems provides students with a world-class education in computer and systems engineering with a focus on design, implementation, and analysis of embedded systems. The programme is closely connected to cutting-edge research at Uppsala University, and as a student you will gain skills and knowledge that are highly relevant on the national and international labour market, both in industry and academia.

Image Analysis and Machine Learning

The use of digital images and video has increased dramatically over the last few decades.The Master's Programme in Image Analysis and Machine Learning gives you a comprehensive understanding of its two main subjects, and enables you to develop computer systems which can learn to make efficient and intelligent analyses of visual information. The potential applications of the acquired skill set are vast: You can help medical doctors plan surgeries to fit each individual patient, support them in detecting and curing cancer or rare diseases, assist historians and archaeologists in analysing huge archives of historical documents, or contribute to the development of robots who can understand human feelings.

Data Science

Data science is about extracting knowledge from large amounts of data. The practical use of this skill is vast, from contributing to solving the great societal challenges of our time to helping corporations at all scales and in all fields target and optimise their product impact and revenue.

Specialisation: Data Engineering
The Master's programme in data science with specialisation in Data Engineering will provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed in a wide range of different positions that involve the analysis of large amounts of data. This specialisation provides the general skills needed by a data scientist, as well as advanced skills in data mining and data engineering.
Specialisation: Machine Learning and Statistics
The Master's programme in data science with specialisation in Machine Learning and Statistics will provide you with the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed in a wide range of different positions that involve the analysis of large amounts of data. This specialisation provides the general skills needed by a data scientist, as well as advanced skills in machine learning.

Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction specialists make information technology interesting, useful, and enjoyable. Today when information technology is an essential part of almost every single product and service, designing it well is more important than ever. The Master Programme in Human-Computer Interaction will give you as a student the theory and practice required to design well-functioning and innovative information technology interfaces, artefacts and services. 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 Programme in Human-Computer Interaction is hosted by the Department of Informatics and Media.

Why study at Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is a comprehensive university in every sense of the word. Research and education are closely linked, and regardless of what you study, as a student you will have close contact with research groups and make important academic connections. Find out why Uppsala University is the place for you!

“A good place to be!”

Uppsala is an ideal places to live as a student. In fact, in the 2013 International Student Barometer, where students rate their international education experience, Uppsala University received the highest score amongst all of the 178 universities evaluated when it came to the subject “a good place to be.” What's it like to study in Uppsala?

Application, Tuition Fees, and Scholarships

The international application period for masters programmes commences in October and closes in January every year. For Swedish students the application closes mid April. You must fulfill the general requirements for master programmes. Find out how to apply.

Students who are not citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees to study at Master’s level in Sweden. There are no application and tuition fees for students who are citizens of a country within the EU, EEA or Switzerland. Read more about tuition fees.

The tuition can be covered with a scholarship. Along with scholarships awarded by Uppsala University, it may be possible for fee-paying prospective international students to apply for financial assistance from external organisations. Learn more about scholarships for prospective students.


Updated  2023-06-27 15:37:41 by Liselott Dominicus van den Bussche.