Computer Science

Master (2 years) of of Science, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)
Campus København
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6700 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes


The 2-year MSc in Computer Science is a programme for you who have an IT-related undergraduate degree and wish to develop your skills and knowledge in computer science on a high, academic level based on international research.

The programme focuses on business needs, and you will work on projects concerning software development and maintenance of software. You will also learn about the organizational and managerial part of a development process.

As a student of Computer Science, you want to get access to cutting edge knowledge within computer science. You are not afraid to be challenged while you obtain strong professional competencies and technical knowhow, and you are curious to connected areas to the software development process – e.g. work in teams, plan, organise, create and implement complex software concepts and how to cooperate with people with different professional backgrounds. 

Career prospects

The competencies you acquire on the Computer Science programme and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both a Danish and a global context. During your studies, you will be specialised in a particular area. After graduation, you can be working as e.g.:
  • System Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Architect
  • IT Expert 
  • Database manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project manager
  • System consultant 

Entry requirements

To apply to the MSc in Computer Science, you need a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree. If you have a different education (e.g. an international education), which is comparable to a university or professional bachelor’s degree, ITU will make an individual assessment of the education in question. In all cases, admission requires an educational background related to computer science or software development, which has included a significant amount of programming, foundations and software engineering.

Read about the admission requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

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


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. 

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 deadlines autumn call: All international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens)



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