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Computer Science

Master (2 years) of Science in Computer Science, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Whether you are interested in complex algorithms, IT security, logic and semantics, pervasive computing or something completely different within the field of computer science, this research-oriented programme will give you the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice. For more information regarding research areas in computer science at Aarhus University, visit


We expect applicants to have a thorough basic computer science education from your bachelor’s degree, including computation theory (formal languages, mathematical logic, undecidability, design and analysis of algorithms and data structures); programming (object-oriented programming, functional programming, software architecture, interaction design, web technology); systems (computer architecture, operating systems, distributed systems, security, databases). For the student who can meet these requirements, our Master’s programme offers a number of specialisations.

IT City Katrinebjerg

The Department of Computer Science is located in IT City Katrinebjerg, where Aarhus University has consolidated all its IT degree programmes and research. IT City is the base for several IT-related companies and facilitates contact between education, research and the business community, providing the ideal basis for advanced technological innovation. As the largest IT education centre in Denmark, with approximately 2,500 students and more than 250 researchers, IT City is an exciting study environment. This multidisciplinary starting-point, unique to Aarhus University, provides great opportunities in IT for students, researchers and the business community. 

The department has well-equipped lecture theatres, flexible rooms which are ideal for working in groups, offices for writing your thesis, a library, and a large shared canteen. Thanks to the department’s collaboration with the Centre for Advanced Visualisation and Interaction (CAVI), students have access to a 3D panorama cinema, a virtual studio, and advanced light-technology equipment.


Computer science continues to be a competitive field and AU computer science graduates are in high demand. Recent graduates have been recruited by leading IT companies including LEGO, Systematic, and Google, in areas like web technology and development, IT consultancy, project management and research.

The Department of Computer Science also has a strong PhD programme covering both experimental and theoretical fields.


To find out more about admission to the MSc in Computer Science please visit the programme’s website.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at →

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System


Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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