This study programme has two specialisations: Reliable and Secure Systems, and Data Science. Master of Science in Computer Science is a international study programme and all courses are given in English.
4 years/8 semesters
5 for Reliable and Secure Systems and 5 for Data Science.
August every year
The programme is offered as a 2-year full-time study and as a part-time study over 4 years.
This part-time study can be taken in combination with work or other activities for those who live in the region and can follow the educational plan provided. Courses are taken together with full-time students who complete the degree in two years, but as a part-time student you will have fewer courses per semester, distributed over four years. The part-time study takes place during the day and most of the courses are based on laboratory work and project work in groups with compulsory attendance. Lectures are usually not streamed, but books and other materials cover the syllabus. You will usually need 1-2 days per week (depending on the semester) to follow mandatory activities.
The MSc in Computer Science gives a broad foundation within the field of computer science. After completing this programme the door is open to some of the most challenging and interesting jobs in the field.
The specialisation in Reliable and Secure Systems provides a basis for work in the development and planning of commercial computer systems for different purposes.
The specialisation Data Science provides a basis for work in data analysis and development of data processing systems for the whole data lifecycle.
The Computer Science programme offers courses built on top of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.
The program utilizes lectures and activities such as individual projects, group projects, laboratory exercises with written reports, and company and industrial plant visits as learning methods. There is a high degree of individual advisory in the program, in particular in the work with the master’s thesis at the end.
The programme is organized under the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
University of Stavanger offers and encourages the student to take a preparatory summer course in programing and system administration. The course is being taught early in August and before the official semester starts. More information about the summer course: Preparatory course offer.
UiS is offering break rooms, reading rooms and computer rooms especially reserved for the master students. There is also a student organization for these students, ISI, which is arranging both academic and social gatherings.
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A bachelor´s degree within the following disciplines is required:
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science, Informatics or similar with at least 50 ECTS credits in computer science/computer engineering
All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics
Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.
If you have completed studies/courses outside the University of Stavanger, you must upload course descriptions that have clearly defined curriculum (learning outcomes). The course names and codes on the course descriptions must match the transcript of records. If you do not provide course descriptions, you might risk your application to not be prioritized.
Only Nordic citizens and applicants residing in Norway can apply to MSc in Computer Science, Part-time.
Application period: 1 February - 15 April
(NB! The deadline for applicants with foreign educational backgrounds is 1 March.)
Frequentlys asked questions
What is the main difference between the three master's programs in Computer Science?
What is the main difference between the three master's programs?
The difference between ADS (Applied Data Science) and DS (Data Science) is that in ADS, students receive more basic training in programming and databases that students in DS (and CS (Computer Science)) already have. Otherwise, there is a large overlap between ADS and DS. DS and CS have the same admission basis, while ADS has a different admission basis.
What is the difference between ADS / DS and CS (Reliable and secure systems)?
Specialization: Reliable and secure systems
The specialization in reliable and secure systems teaches you the management, design and programming of computer systems. The ability to integrate knowledge and skills in security, reliability and scalability together with algorithm theory and statistics is necessary to respond to challenges in computer systems in all industries.
Specialization in reliable and secure systems provides a basis for work with the development and planning of commercial computer systems for various purposes. You gain knowledge and skills in network security, reliability of distributed systems, simulation and modeling.
What do you learn in the specialization Data Science?
The specialization in Data Science teaches you to extract relevant information from a compilation of large data sets from different sources. The ability to create, manage and utilize data has become one of the most important challenges for practitioners in almost all disciplines, sectors and industries.
Specialization in Data Science provides a basis for work in data analysis and development of data processing systems for the entire data life cycle. You gain knowledge and skills in advanced statistics, data mining, machine learning and processing large amounts of data. The study will be highly sought after in the future labor market, with the development of smart solutions such as in smart cities, with smart energy and digitalisation.
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The department is responsible for teacing, research and development within electrical and computer engineering at UiS. As computer technology becomes increasingly important in society, so this department keeps growing in size and expanding its activities.
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The master programme in Computer Science is international and taught in English.
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