Computer Science

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

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6640 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Do you want to be part of the rapid development in the world of IT, be it in computer game programming, bioinformatics, databases, algorithms, operative systems, super computers or web technology? 
And do you want an IT-degree which will not be obsolete just because someone introduces a new programming language or a new interface?

If your answer to both questions is yes, the programme in Computer Science is for you.

This Master’s programme qualifies you to participate in scientific works and independently undertake business functions based on these abilities.

Career Opportunities  

With a degree in Computer Science, you can handle many different types of jobs and you will have the qualifications to gain new, complex skills independently.

You will play a part in developing new variants of central algorithms and data structures and thereby help construct computer hardware and operative systems. The solid academic base which you gain through your education means that you can adapt to many environments.

About the Degree

The scientific aspect of the Master’s programme is most evident in the final thesis project which lasts a year. Work on the project is done in close contact with a supervisor and often in connection to the supervisor’s own research. It must be said, though, that the Master’s programme is not a research degree as such. To achieve these credentials, you must complete a PhD programme.

A large part of the Master's programme in Computer Science consists of elective courses, the offer of which is updated every quarter. This allows you to piece together a very focused degree, regardless of whether you aim for a job in the business sector or in teaching and research. See programme outline


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a bachelor's degree or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level. You must have qualifications in computer science corresponding to at least 100 ECTS.

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

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark 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 University of Southern Denmark directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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