Computer and Systems Sciences

About the subject

Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and systems sciences is a multidisciplinary subject that covers all areas where computers and information technology (IT) are used by people and organizations.

Computer science is the technical part that gives you knowledge of computers, programming, data communications and data processing.

Systems science contains two closely related areas. One is the interaction between IT, people and organizations. The other includes models and tools to analyse and design systems for both technology and people.

Information technology gives us new opportunities and affects more and more parts of our daily lives. Data science is a new interesting area where you learn how to collect big data and analyse it. Information security will be more and more important in a constantly connected society, with new ways of transferring money and increased risks of ID thefts and destructive viruses. Wireless communication, advanced computers and software allow us to create new professional roles, societal services, business ideas and companies.

Career opportunities

The Master’s programmes lead to a variety of professions and professional roles, such as the use of IT in businesses, information security, systems development, strategies for decision making, immersive technology, IT architecture and IT project management.

Courses and programmes

Master’s programmes are taught in English and open for international students.
Programme start: autumn
Admission round: first admission round
The first admission round is open from mid-October to mid-January.

Bachelor’s programmes at The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, are taught in Swedish. Information regarding eligibility


For a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Systems Sciences you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Courses and programmes.

The bachelor’s degree in Computer and Systems Sciences is only offered in Swedish. Learn more about Swedish language qualification.

A master’s degree in Computer and Systems Sciences can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master’s programmes listed under Courses and programmes.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University


The Department of computer and Systems Sciences, DSV, has a broad research spanning over many ICT fields. We have 15 different research areas. The research focuses on the design and development of information systems with the aim of creating functioning solutions to existing and future problems, including methods for analysis of complex systems, human-computer interaction and security management.

We apply our research to important real-life problems. The research is genuinely cross-disciplinary. It often spans several subject areas and incorporates perspectives and methods from other fields such as psychology, linguistics, philosophy, statistics and mathematics. Our research also contributes to these fields through methods and technologies for seeking new knowledge.

Research areas at DSV

  • Business Process Management and Enterprise Modeling
  • Cyber Security
  • Data science
  • Digital games
  • Digital Innovation
  • E-government, E-democracy, E-Society
  • Health Informatics
  • ICT for Development (ICT4D)
  • Immersive Networking
  • Interaction design
  • IT Management and Governance
  • Language Technology
  • Risk and decision analysis
  • Software Science 
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

Read more about research at the Department of computer and Systems Sciences, DSV