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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


The MSc in Computer Science programme at Aarhus University builds on the BSc degree programme. The MSc degree is open to students from higher education institutions both in Denmark and abroad.  

The MSc in Computer Science programme is both practical and research-oriented. It takes into account the interests of the business community, research institutions and the public sector. It is flexible and can be tailored to fit the academic interests of the individual student. So whether you are interested in complex algorithms, IT security, pervasive computing or something completely different within the field of computer science, you will have lots of opportunities for specialising according to your interests in one of our research areas. The MSc programme concludes with a thesis corresponding to six months of full-time study. In this context students benefit from the down-to-earth atmosphere between staff and students. When you write your thesis, you will be connected with a research group and have the opportunity to participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles. Computer science research at Aarhus University is highly advanced and involves several leading international research groups. As a result, a large part of the teaching is inspired by the latest findings, and your thesis can often contribute to such results in a broader context.

Career Opportunities  

Computer science is one of the most popular IT degree programmes, and demand is not likely to diminish in the years to come – on the contrary. You can therefore be sure of finding a job on completion of your studies. As a computer scientist, you can go in many directions. Typical work areas include: developer, where you work with planning, designing and developing new systems; IT consultant, where you advise others on working with and developing IT solutions; manager/project manager, where you have overall responsibility for IT development projects; researcher, where you work with the newest research at either the university or in private companies; and teacher, in upper secondary schools or in private companies.


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.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 
Read more about tuition fees

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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